Author Archives: quietcolor

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 66 (FEB 4 – 17)

by bmac Pop Out Player “Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mold-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ‘the rat [...]

DEAD BANDS: PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES

by chuck bell One would be hard-pressed to find a band name more allusive than Pretty Girls Make Graves. The most obvious reference would be The Smiths’ song from their self-titled album. However, that song refers to a line from Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums, which itself refers to a correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 65 (JAN 19 – FEB 3)

by bmac Pop Out Player “Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.” ►J.D. Salinger (RIP) Get all the tracks in a single gr… awesome click – mixtape 65.zip.

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 64 (DEC 14 – JAN 19)

by bmac Pop Out Player “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ►Mahatma Gandhi Our first mixtape of 2010 is a MONSTER.  Get over a month’s worth of music in in a single glorious click – mixtape 64.zip.

HOLLANDS: SING THE TALES YOU HAVE FORGOT

by joel chaffee When Hollands took the stage on Saturday night at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, a five-member crew seemed appropriate. What with the band’s two 2009 EP releases of a tight rhythm section, occasional strings (or synths) and bandleader John-Paul Norpoth’s power-chord/wicked lead guitar and sugary but wary vocals, five members seemed sufficient. [...]

JOE PURDY ON ACID

by inky jojo It was an average night in the valley. I had spent the previous evening in downtown Burbank, if my memory serves me right, at a pool hall getting completely wasted and arguing with the bartender over my tab at the end of the night. I believe it was over the price of [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 63 (DEC 1 – 13)

by bmac Pop Out Player “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ►Ralph Waldo Emerson Grab the entire mixtape [...]

QC REVIEW: ÓLÖF ARNALDS – Við og við

post and original illustration by chris duffy Ólöf Arnalds‘ debut album, Við og við, was released just as shivering tree-limbs shed their last stubborn leaves. The album was originally released in Ólöf’s country back in 2007, but has only now been brought across the ocean for your listening pleasure. Artist: Ólöf Arnalds Song: Klara . [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 62 (NOV 18 – 30)

by bmac Pop Out Player “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ►Dr. Seuss Grab the entire mixtape in a single [...]

A MIX FROM A FRIEND

compiled by alex nelson Pop Out Player When we call ourselves fortunate, it’s mainly because of our collection of friends. As a true Monday special for you, we have a tasty mix courtesy of Daytime vocalist Alex Nelson. We’re thankful that her music taste is courageous and inventive. Here’s to the perfect start of your [...]