Monthly Archives: November 2009

QC REVIEW: THE ZOLAS – TIC TOC TIC

by cheryl santa maria If you’re anything like me, music has had a profound effect on your life.  In addition to being a source of inspiration and comfort, music also works as a personal sounding board — a confidante in the absence of friends and family.  On a particularly daunting day, “Body Ash” from Tic [...]

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 [...]

NEW TED LEO TRACK: “EVEN HEROES MUST DIE”

by kevin diamond As anyone who follows Ted Leo on Twitter knows, he’s been hard at work writing and recording the follow up to 2007′s Living With The Living. The album’s called The Brutalist Bricks, and it’s Leo’s first album for new home Matador. Take a listen to the first track below, “Even Heroes Must [...]

A VERY QC THANKSGIVING

by staff We asked around the office today to see what we were thankful for this year, and we’d like to share it with you. One note: the one thing we’re all thankful for is YOU! our readers. Thanks for being loyal and awesome. We’ll be back with more posts soon. Artist: Mika Miko Song: [...]

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 [...]

QC CONTEST: WIN A PASSION PIT T-SHIRT

by cheryl santa maria Quiet Color is teaming up with Topman CTRL to give you one (1) limited-edition Passion Pit T-shirt, designed by the band (size will be closest match). Artist: Passion Pit Song: The Reeling (Wallpaper Remix) … THE CONTEST… Everyone knows that Passion Pit’s debut EP, Chunk of Change, started off as a [...]

DEAD BANDS: CAP’N JAZZ

by chuck bell It is truly incredible how an entire music scene can boil down to just one band. Not only did Cap’n Jazz change the 90′s indie rock scene in Chicago, but they did so while they were all still just a bunch of kids. Brothers Tim and Mike Kinsella formed the band in [...]

FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

by marisa brown I’m focusing on vinyl this week in A Fistful of Dollars, which is, let’s be honest, one of the main reasons to seek out buying music these days. ► Nite Jewel – “I Was Born” b/w “Suburbia” ($4.99) First up is the Nite Jewel, whose 7″ is now available on the Stones [...]

BIRTHDAY WISH

by kevin diamond It’s my Birthday today, and I’m 26. I’m on the old side of Twenty, and I’m never going back. So I’ve made the decision that I’m gonna post whatever I want to today. I hope you enjoy, but really, I don’t care if you do, because this post is for ME. Being [...]

SHERLOCK’S DAUGHTER @ PIANOS 11/19/09

by joel chaffee (picture by daniel boud) Sherlock’s Daughter, with all five musicians playing or otherwise cavorting sound from their instruments, were very loud. The November 19 show at Pianos in Manhattan was intense with volume. Given that these deafening adventures were intermingled with vocals both delicate and dominating, and melodies as catchy as a [...]