Sunday Sounds: Wildflowers

Tom Petty’s 'Wildflowers' has been in the back of my mind for a Sunday Sounds post since I started writing these, but I always passed it over in favor of something else and I can’t really say why. Maybe it just felt too easy or obvious, or it could be that I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Wildflowers


Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

When I first heard Childish Gambino, I didn't know the guy performing was also the guy who played Troy on Community, Donald Glover. Even after I learned that they were the same person when I saw Donald Glover in cutoff jorts belting out "Heartbeat" on the mainstage at Coachella, it was difficult to reconcile these … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

When I was younger, I heard a lot phases. I had a lot of challenging listening habits (think lots of metal), so maybe it was a mantra my parents recited to get through the day. Or that weeklong vacation in Orlando when I exclusively listened to Metallica’s “Kill Em All” and “Incesticide” by Nirvana. Naturally, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

Sunday Sounds | DeVotchKa

It takes about the same amount of time to explain to somebody the name of the band DeVotchKa as it does to describe their sound. "Sort of eastern european kind of gypsy folk, infused with a little indie pop, and I guess a touch of Klezmer, maybe?" That was my feeble attempt from this morning … Continue reading Sunday Sounds | DeVotchKa

Sunday Sounds: Lane 8 | Rise

I was originally planning on reviewing the new Chemical Brothers LP for today's Sunday Sounds, but when I woke up today, all I wanted to hear was Lane 8's new album, "Rise," one more time. The above was written last Sunday morning, when I attempted and ultimately fell short of writing about all of the … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Lane 8 | Rise

Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

In an interview ahead of the xx’s sophomore album Coexist, Jamie xx said it would be a dance-inspired album, and I thought, “Finally!” But when I heard it, I spent the 40-minute length of the record waiting in vain for the breakdown. There’s so much restraint, and much of the record is spent hovering in … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip | Why Make Sense

I don't know where you live, but in Minneapolis it's Memorial Day weekend and it's raining. It isn't a downpour, nor is it particularly cold, but what it is is just unpleasant enough to rule out leaving the comfort of a home, save to huddle under a bus shelter to get to a something-percent-off sale. … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip | Why Make Sense

Sunday Sounds: Fancy

To say this past week was a challenge is putting it lightly. The health and well-being of my four-legged friend of fourteen years diminished sharply, and I wound up having to put her down. That is an experience I do not wish on anybody, friend or enemy or otherwise. Music choices become a little more … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Fancy

Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip

Hot Chip are among a small group of producers and musicians who deftly operate with their toes in several genres, sometimes within the same song. They’re a five piece band from the UK that cover a range from indie to synth-pop to straight dance music, and cover a wide emotional spectrum as well, from happy, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Hot Chip

Sunday Sounds: Flight Facilities | Down to Earth

If you know Flight Facilities, it's probably from their heavily and competently remixed single, "Crave You." If you like what you heard, and are looking for more of the same, you may want to proceed with caution. You may also want to check out Flux Pavilion or Adventure Club. You may also find this to … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Flight Facilities | Down to Earth