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“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

By Hayley Scott. “I want people to think about me”, sings a wistful Louis Forster on the title track of The Goon Sax’s candidly self-deprecating LP, Up To Anything. The album deals in subjects that pertain to certain kind of world-weary adolescence that’s never cynical nor maudlin. Instead, it’s presented with a wide-eyed excitement that […]

 Wallace Wylie

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 119. Dawn Richard

The return of Everett True | 119. Dawn Richard

I’m consistent, at least. Scratch that. Much as I know folk like their comfort zones, their safe places, their writers they can turn to again and again knowing they’ll always receive similar advice, similar opinions – I’ve never really seen that consistency is a virtue. Maybe if you’re a middle distance runner. Maybe if you’re […]

 Scott Creney

Deerhunter – Monomania (4AD)

Deerhunter – Monomania (4AD)

I don’t like praising records for their focus and consistency — makes me feel like I’m in a corporate boardroom or something.

 Scott Creney

Can – The Lost Tapes (Mute)

Six months ago I wrote that Can music was a universe. Hell, it’s way better than that. It’s a better version of our universe.

 Scott Creney

Cheap Time – Wallpaper Music (In The Red)

There’s an elephant in the room, and that elephant needs to have its back shaved.

 Princess Stomper

How I lost my love for music (and how I found it again)

Fuck this, I’d rather listen to Kylie.

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The 12 Mildly Disappointing Facts About Popular Music They Didn’t Want You To Read

Meat Loaf is actually inedible.

 Everett True

two discussions around the notion of ‘authenticity’ in pop music


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Authenticity, pah! It’s as bad as real music! No such thing.

 Wallace Wylie

8 Things You Should Avoid Saying in Response to a Music Review You Dislike

Have you read Lester Bangs? Guess what? He was a failed musician.