Sound Affects

April 2013

Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “Things I Want to Tell You/(bluecoda)”

Together We're Stranger's most heartbreaking moment, "Things I Want to Tell You", depicts pain in a way unlike any artist working in any medium ever has. Long after the aches have faded away and the forward-looking narration of "bluecoda" has ended, it's damn difficult to not sense this hurt lingering.


Counterbalance No. 123: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’

Radio's jammed up with gospel stations, lost souls callin' long distance salvation. Hey, mister deejay, wontcha hear my last prayer? Play the 123rd most acclaimed album of all time. Springsteen's acoustic masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.


Beat of Her Drum: Florrie

This UK-based singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist and fragrance model is poised to break through.


Me and JT: Narcissism and ‘The 20/20 Experience’

It was with great anticipation that all of us got our first listen to Justin Timberlake's new album at some point in the past few weeks. Here are four takeaways I have picked up from three weeks of listening to The 20/20 Experience.


From the Ethers: An Interview with Hannah Marcus

Hannah Marcus, rock music's most marginalized oddity, has languished in the shadows of her more celebrated contemporaries. But her fresh musical perspective and oneiric musings on empty lives and disembodied souls have marked her a singular talent worthy of discovery.


Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “The City in a Hundred Ways”

The brief ambient interlude "The City in a Hundred Ways" is, compared to the other four tracks in Together We're Stranger's opening five-track suite, mostly inconsequential. But what it manages to say in its two and a half minutes is quite resounding.


March 2013

Counterbalance No. 122: Gram Parsons’ ‘Grievous Angel’

A country-rock milestone is the 122nd most acclaimed album of all time. Come out on your porch or we’ll step into your parlor and we’ll tell you how it all went down.


Red Baraat’s Message of Pluralism: An Interview with Sunny Jain

Red Baraat founder Sunny Jain discusses Shruggy Ji and his band's Festival of Colors shows.


Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “All the Blue Changes””

With "All the Blue Changes", Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson ruminate on city life as it relates to loneliness. The city in a hundred ways both seeks to confine and expel the mourner, a paradox that makes the isolation all the harder to bear.


Counterbalance No. 121: Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’

The 121st most acclaimed album of all time is cold as ice cream but still as sweet. Dry your eyes, Sunday girl, and join us for another edition of Counterbalance.


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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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