Music Nerd: 5 Early Goth Albums for Halloween

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!

Music Nerd: Sharon Van Etten and The Antlers

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 […]

Music Nerd: Emotive Frontmen Edition

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 […]