Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

January 5th, 2020 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

1. Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains (Drag City) When David Berman returned suddenly after a self-imposed, decade-long exile, it was cause for celebration. Seeing the world through Berman’s – by turns – caustic, witty, scholarly, devastating, absurd, and wry lens was sorely missed and missing from independent music at large. His suicide merely weeks after his […]

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STREAM: Chromatics “White Light”

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on STREAM: Chromatics “White Light”

Johnny Jewel has been unearthing a slew of Chromatics jams lately on his SoundCloud page. Not sure to what end but since it’s been a minute since the last Chromatics full length, these scraps are making up for lost time. “White Light” is brocade of wispy synths, over-reverbed guitar, and the requisite ethereal vocals.

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Drive Soundtrack Vinyl Reissue with New Artwork by Tyler Stout

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Drive Soundtrack Vinyl Reissue with New Artwork by Tyler Stout

The Original Soundtrack from the Ryan Gosling film Drive is being re-released on a special gatefold, double-LP set with new artwork by poster artist Tyler Stout (above) on black vinyl. Random copies will be pressed on hot pink vinyl, however. I never win that lottery, so I expect my copy to be black. But I’m […]

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VIDEO: Chromatics “Cherry”

December 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I love everything this band touches. “Cherry” is on the forthcoming After Dark 2 triple LP from Italians Do It Better. The retro production reminds me of the “Drive” OST, which makes sense since Chromatics had a song on it, but the feel of this song in particular evokes that opening piece by Kavinski. This […]

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