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Future Islands @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts 2-3-14

Future Islands @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts 2-3-14

Photos and Words By Ben Irwin When I heard that Future Islands’ upcoming release Singles was to come out on indie powerhouse label 4AD I was filled with swirling emotions. Some of my favorite music comes from 4AD’s roster, and I unequivocally trust in their ability to nurture unique artists,...

By Big Ben
Lanterns on the Lake – Until the Colors Run

Lanterns on the Lake – Until the Colors Run

As a general rule, I skirt the edge of symphonic pop (rock, et al.) with a rug-toothed sneer that – despite its flagrancy – actually belies the true depths of contempt I feel towards those who would take the hallowed grounds of three-minute, 4/4 miracle work and shore it up...

By Charles
LISTEN! to the Econovan Punk Slam of Bleeding Rainbow’s “Images”

LISTEN! to the Econovan Punk Slam of Bleeding Rainbow’s “Images”

Moons ago I missed the chance to see Bleeding (nee Reading) Rainbow bust the balls out of the Studio at Webster Hall because my contemporaries and I thought it better to drink loads of overpriced beer in advance of watching a bunch of teenagers play the record of the year....

By PPM News
Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World

Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World

Have a Nice Life (HANL from here) is a band of two men (Dan and Tim) who exist in this world just like you and I and the millions of others like us. They have hopes and dreams and jobs and love and dogs and faces, recognizable to friends and...

By Charles
WATCH! A French Couple Lost in Unknown Longing in Minor Alps’ “Waiting for You”

WATCH! A French Couple Lost in Unknown Longing in Minor Alps’ “Waiting for You”

In the years since misspending my youth I’ve come to realize that Nada Surf was so much better a band than their angst-ridden radio hit and Juliana Hatfield should not be inextricably linked to that fuzzy lemon pill-popper Evan which is good because it leaves my heart open to the...

By PPM News