A macabre journey to the darkest, most blood-curdling and downright spooky era in human history–the early 1980s–to witness the birth of a beast whose reverberating moans can still be heard today. Behold, a beginner’s guide to the origins of gothic rock!
The perfect sonic backdrop for studying has to be mellow enough that it won’t stress you out, but not so much that it will put you to sleep.
Are We There by Sharon Van Etten This album marks the first time I’ve really taken notice of Sharon Van Etten. I have heard her music before, and her previous album, Tramp, was produced by Aaron Dessner of my beloved The National. For whatever reason, her music just hadn’t clicked. That all changed when I […]
Shriek by Wye Oak Wye Oak is a two-member band that makes a lot of noise. Singer Jenn Wasner became known for her mix of folky songwriting and heavy guitar outbursts. Drummer Andy Stack drums with his right hand (and both feet) while playing synthesizers and triggering sequencers with his left. A lot of reviewers […]
Singles by Future Islands I felt particularly let down by the internet when I discovered Future Islands through, of all things, a performance on David Letterman’s show (that, granted, I then watched on the internet, but still). Here I thought I was on the cutting edge! My nerd-offense aside, good for them. They went […]
In this episode, Tim Volpert recommends new music releases that are worth a listen, while Thad and Lissa begin to understand why Tim is qualified to call himself a Music Nerd.