Working Through It: Mates of State – Mountaintops

I had picked up on the Mates of State on their prior album, Re-Arrange Us. It caught my attention but I didn't love it. But it was good enough that I started looking into their back catalogue and keeping an eye on their future. In case you don't know them, Mates of State is a... Continue Reading →


UK Indie – Building a Better Playlist

I recently watched the BBC4 documentary Music for Mistfits: The Story of Indie. While the three part series covers oft-told stories, the effect of viewing them as a group under the indie banner is really satisfying. It also fills some gaps with bands and songs that often didn't get play outside of the UK. With that bounty... Continue Reading →

Morrissey Does Judy

Years after decrying the Ramones in a letter to Melody Maker as an unknown fan ("The Ramones have absolutely nothing to add that is of relevance or importance and should be rightly filed and forgotten."), Morrissey thrilled fans at a show in Brooklyn with this ripping cover of Judy is a Punk.

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