ScissorMix 8: Stretching Out

Jun 17th, 2011 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Souleance, Bullion, Rare Earth, Games, Kelpe and more.

Scissorkast 10: Apple of My Ear

Jan 21st, 2011 Scissorkast, Yearly Best steve 4 min read

The Best of 2010 including Walls, Emeralds, Yppah, Golda Panda and more.

Phone Home

Oct 26th, 2010 Indie, Instrumental steve 2 min read

It’s a real shortcoming of Hallmark as a company, that they don’t offer a “Post-Rock brings families together” greeting card. New York’s Phone Home is the second duo of brothers (the awesome Lymbyc Systym is the other) to channel potential angsty rivalry into beautiful musical alchemy

Scissorkast 9

Sep 15th, 2010 Scissorkast steve 3 min read

Sam Prekop, Dustin Wong, Solar Bears  and more.

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 2 min read

When I think of the Detroit music scene, I think of a huge amount of musical diversity: the soulful sounds of Motown, Mick Collins’ gritty garage rock with The Gories and The Dirtbombs , the brash hip hop of MCs like Eminem and Guilty Simpson, and the analog synths of the early Detroit Techno scene. One thing that doesn’t come to mind is melodic, lo-fi…

Scissorkast 8

May 26th, 2010 Scissorkast steve 2 min read

Broken Social Scene, Javelin, Take and more.


Mar 11th, 2010 Electronic/Dance, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

It’s been over 2 years since I posted something about Tunng, increasingly becoming one of my favorite bands on the planet. The combination of earnest, speculative front-porch folk and organic, digestible electronics has unfortunately led to the “folktronica” tag, but really, looking past labels what you get on their newest record (stateside on Thrill Jockey/ Full-Time Hobby in UK) is just solid music. Today’s post…

Scissorkast 7

Jan 21st, 2010 Scissorkast steve 2 min read

Maserati, The XX, Russian Circles, Clark and more.

Polvo: Back with a Bowl

Jun 18th, 2009 Indie steve 1 min read

It’s not often that bands break up and reunite over a decade later without some kind of clear financial motivation. Sure Polvo have had their share of shows over the last year in some of the biggest festivals around (they killed it at ATP), but after listening to their newest track “Beggars Bowl” — which will  instantly register with fans longing for a sound that…

Scissorkast 5

May 31st, 2009 Scissorkast steve 3 min read

Bibio, Cougar, Nosaj Thing and more.

SK Best of 2008

Dec 30th, 2008 Yearly Best steve 5 min read

The twenty songs of 2008 for your listening pleasure.