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Wednesday, October 5 2011

Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song

The Los Angeles quintet settles for a mixed bag of goods on their debut album. Or perhaps a mixed bag of bads is more applicable?


Wednesday, August 17 2011

Mister Heavenly: Out of Love

Sub-Pop doo-wop for an indie-rock sock hop from the Unicorns' Nick Thorburn and Man Man’s piano-puncher Ryan "Honus Honus" Kattner.


Friday, July 1 2011

Various Artists: Rave on Buddy Holly

This tribute collection of 19 covers of one of early rock's most influential pioneers features legends (Paul McCartney, Lou Reed), indie A-listers (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, She & Him), and -- would you believe? -- Kid Rock.


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.


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