[MP3] Halloween, Alaska: “Dance By Accident”

Yes. Yes yes yes. New Halloween, Alaska?? What a treat. Their new album, All Night The Calls Came In, comes out September 20 (available for download August 30) via Amble Down Records.

Halloween, Alaska – “Dance By Accident” [MP3]

I should note, though, that I’m not just posting because of this song. I’m heading […]

[Hype Hype Hooray] Ranch Fest: The Secret Idaho Music Event of Your Dreams Pt. 1

Every [two weeks?] Jamie Hale takes a long, hard look at the music industry and the blog scene that feeds it. Here, he releases those findings and makes snarky, sarcastic remarks. Admittedly, both Jamie and Knox Road are a part of this scene. So sue us.

When you move from a big east-coast […]

White Hills are on top of their game with H-p1


There seems to be only so much you can do with a stoner rock / space rock hybrid sound, but White Hills always seems to push that sound just a little bit further. With their latest album, H-p1, White Hills advance that sound one step more. Over the course of 70 […]

[soundscape] invisible

Editor’s Note: New (regular) feature, new contributor. Welcome photographer/writer Bari Sowa to our humble abode. In “soundscape,” she will provide a photograph she’s taken along with a song that matches the imagery. Think of it as music supervision for photography. Enjoy.

photo: ‘the twist’

song: damien jurado – “ohio” [MP3] (buy)

by […]

Pontiak takes us along for the ride on Comecrudos

Pressing play on the new Pontiak EP is akin to driving into the Texas desert, sliding open the van door and realizing exactly what you’re up against. In fact, it could have been a similar situation that inspired this album. Comecrudos is a four-part ode to the desert, inspired by a drive through […]


Having featured the band Warm Weather the other day, I felt it necessary to balance things out around here. Thankfully, clownfacee’s Winter EP popped into my life and, much to my chagrin, things have stabilized (whew). The Winter EP is a spacey, experimental creation by Mike: the man, the myth, the legend.

It […]

[Abby’s Road] Forgivable Misgivings

So I’m back. Guess who else is back? My favorite celibate vegetarian: Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

The Smiths – and Mozzer’s voice in general – played an integral part in framing my musical taste. He’s aged incredibly well and though I prefer old images of a smooth, porcelain-faced waif with flowers in his back […]

New Oak Island songs

Remember our buddy Jeff Zito, from Queens, New York? Well, he’s back with more reverb drenched action in some new songs released once a month on his website. He makes everything available for free download. Nice guy, nice songs.

Oak Island – “Pawn Shop” [MP3]

Oak Island – “Odd Proclamation” [MP3]

Oak Island […]

[MP3] James & Evander: “Constellating”

James & Evander, an analog synth duo from Oakland, just released their Constellating EP, which marks the first time the two use vocals in their music. It’s no surprise, then, that this is the first time I’m featuring them or really even hearing about them; the vocals do the backing a world of […]

Warm Weather

There’s something coming down the stream. We’ll lock hands and set up as we make a net to grab it. I’ve got the little ones, you grab mom. Okay…here it comes….tears…no, laughter! He’s  moving with the current, and Dad’s right next to him! Just as we planned. Oh man, the smiles. Swoop him […]