[soundscape] so much for so long

photo: ‘party crashers’

song: 13th floor elevators – “may the circle remain unbroken” [stream only] (buy) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

‘we don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.’ – anais nin

pain is an amazing thing, really. obviously it’s terrible in a lot of ways; […]

Billy Momo

Swedish music has found its proper place in my ears again thanks to Billy Momo, the duo of Oskar Hovell and Tomas Juto. As their website says, “Some call it “americana gypsy music”. Some call it “hick RnB”.” Check out a couple tracks below off their recently released debut album, Ordinary Men. It’s […]

Josh and Mer

Josh and Mer are, unsurprisingly, Josh Schroeder and Meredith Adelaide, a duo out of Portland, Oregon. No, but really, their shortened band name is symbolic of their dressed down sound, stripping away the complexities while providing a simple, whimsical brand of indie pop.

Check out the lead single off their debut album, Planet […]

Rachel Grimes – Marion County 1938 EP

Some days music owns you. Sometimes you come across a piece of music that literally stops you in your tracks. As each phrase passes you don’t move an inch, voluntarily paralyzed, for fear of missing or accidentally drowning out some subtle nuance. This music reaches deeper than other music. Rachel Grimes’ latest release, […]


You’ve likely noticed that I’m keen on starting the work weeks with something unique and uplifting. We don’t often (read: never) get Hindi folk submissions, and while at first the distinct sound can be a bit off putting, I think you’ll grow to love it like I have. Maggie8’s complex arrangements and excitable, […]

[Hype Hype Hooray] The Online Hype Machine Pushed Lana Del Rey Over a Cliff

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.

“Poor Lana Del Rey” read The Hollywood […]

Triple Gangers

For those of us who had work (or school) off due to Martin Luther King Jr. day, I’ve got a band that will surely provide a jump start to our real week. This Toronto trio knows how to have fun with their music, and, better yet, knows how to show the listener that […]

[MP3] Mansions on the Moon: “Rest Of Your Days”

There’s only so many positive things you can say about one man and one band. Ted Wendler and Mansions on the Moon strike again. Count this as another MotM song I’ll be listening to on repeat. So smooth.

Mansions on the Moon – “Rest Of Your Days” [MP3]

Mansions on the Moon on […]

[Abby’s Road] So, you’re keen on music?

My friends, the dear ones, are obviously aware of the music I fancy. Many of my closest relationships over the years were sparked by having a passion for the same records and artists. These people know my collection. I’ve left some of them confused (and annoyed!) in the past, not by what is […]

Dream Brother

Our friend Ian Anderson is up to new things and we’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss ’em. One For The Team is no longer, but he certainly hasn’t stopped making peppy poppy music. Anderson’s latest project is Dream Brother, and the first two released songs feature special guests Paul Sprangers (Free Energy […]