Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Edgar Allen Poe's satirical short story, "Mellonta Tauta," begins with the line, "Now, my dear friend--now, for your sins, you are to suffer the infliction of a long gossiping letter." For our sins, underrated Argentinian group Mellonta Tauta inflicts upon us pillowy dream-pop with the flanger turned up to 11. A welcome "punishment" for any … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Daily Discovery-They Go Boom!!-Tumbledown Weekend

They Go Boom!! are a 90's indie pop duo from Margate, Kent in the UK; their 1995 album Atlantic was just reissued on Chicago's Sunday Records. "Tumbledown Weekend," one of the standout tracks from Atlantic, is chock full of irresistible melodies, all of them tinged with a sense of wistful sadness. It makes for a … Continue reading Daily Discovery-They Go Boom!!-Tumbledown Weekend

Daily Listen-The Veldt-CCCP

I'm going to start featuring more classic "shoegaze" music on here, since I'm on record saying that it's the only music worth listening to. Exaggeration, but I do love me some swirling thunderclouds of distorted guitar. The Veldt (now known as Apollo Heights) are a criminally underrated band from North Carolina that likely suffered early … Continue reading Daily Listen-The Veldt-CCCP

Daily Listen-Flying Saucer Attack-My Dreaming Hill

The tale of my quest to obtain Flying Saucer Attack's 1993 self-titled debut could fill the pages of a mighty, leather-bound tome. Well, not really, but it definitely wasn't an easy journey. I had wanted to buy the CD for a while; I knew that the English "rural psychedelia" band's first album was considered an … Continue reading Daily Listen-Flying Saucer Attack-My Dreaming Hill

Daily Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Today's listen, the Daniel Lanois-penned "Where Will I Be," is the opener to country singer Emmylou Harris's 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which I had been meaning to buy for a while and finally found at Millvale's Attic Records over the weekend. The track is not your usually country fare, letting a reverb-heavy, almost post-rock guitar … Continue reading Daily Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Daily Listen-Lauryn Hill-To Zion

Today's listen is a collaboration between two legends, rapper/singer Lauryn Hill and guitarist Carlos Santana. To be honest, I didn't even know that Santana contributed to this track until about 5 minutes ago, but that makes me like it even more. "To Zion," off Hill's classic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (her first … Continue reading Daily Listen-Lauryn Hill-To Zion