More Rain, Less Drain: The Sunny Side of Folk

  Folk music has a reputation for being boring, droll, or sometimes, downright miserable. Strumming, acoustic banjo solo this. Heartbreak that. Insert metaphor about the Ancient Greeks that almost makes sense…here.  While these might be conventions of the genre, it’s good to get away from the doom. And how do you do that? Go for […]

Continue reading


Pines: Ideal Music To Listen To When Contemplating Running Away To Live In The Woods

Alternative Pop music might not be what you think of when you think of Walden, and yet one of the more recent albums that reflects that work is Pines by Allison Sudol. Sudol is a musician turned film actor who released music under the moniker A Fine Frenzy, taken from the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sudol’s career is […]

Continue reading


Nostalgically Yours: My Bone to Pick with The Arctic Monkeys

The sound of selling out isn’t a minor note. No. If anything, it’s a major chord blazing loudly, overproduced, polished, and clean, practically  on the front page of a magazine. When musician’s “sell-out” and their music changes, our disdain for the new sound is for an accumulation of reasons. We’re blinded by nostalgia, sure, but there’s also […]

Continue reading