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Monday, August 1 2011

Gardens & Villa: Gardens & Villa

With production assistance from label mate Richard Swift, this Santa Barbara quintet turns in an exciting debut.


Wednesday, June 15 2011

Morning Teleportation: Expanding Anyway

Morning Teleportation's sloppy, anything-goes aesthetic makes their debut album an unhinged ball of fun.


Monday, February 28 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Styrofoam Boots / It’s All Nice on Ice, Alright”

The Lonesome Crowded West ends on a note of comfortable abandon, with Isaac Brock momentarily shrugging off his existential questions for a well-deserved drink.


Monday, February 21 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Bankrupt on Selling”

“Bankrupt on Selling” manages its melancholy with an expert hand, making it one of the most moving tracks on an album full of full-steam heartwrenchers.


Monday, February 14 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Polar Opposites”

On "Polar Opposites", Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse turn frustration into energy, anthemizing listlessness in a way that only the best of rock ’n roll music can do.


Monday, February 7 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Truckers Atlas”

If The Lonesome Crowded West is an album born of and fixated upon car culture, “Truckers Atlas” is the engine at the heart of it. Jack Kerouac, take a seat and learn something.


Monday, January 31 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Shit Luck”

"Shit Luck" swings with both fists right away, the most focused burst of aggression on an album full of it.


Monday, January 24 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Long Distance Drunk”

"Long Distance Drunk" may be the weakest track on The Lonesome Crowded West, but it proves its merit when taken on its own.


Monday, January 17 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Out of Gas”

"Out of Gas" sees Modest Mouse writing the kind of track that would later bring them wider success and the ire of many critics and longtime fans: a pop song. For the record, it's a good thing.


Monday, January 10 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Trailer Trash”

If The Lonesome Crowded West’s default mode is mouth-foaming anger, “Trailer Trash” is the wounded heart at the center of the album.


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