Tag Archives: Grizzly Bear

THE MORNING BENDERS: BIG ECHO

by mary leary Can these somewhat over-lauded mop-tops rise to the expectations attending this confidently titled sophomore full-length? Big Echo responds with the warm sound of a phonograph needle on worn vinyl and a progression echoing one of the Fab Four’s most swoon-inducing (“This Boy,” itself a Doo-wop structure) — “Excuses” is irresistibly embroidered pop. [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: RACING STARS

by charles poladian So it’s that time again. I know what you’re thinking: what now? Well, it’s near the end of the year and near the end of the decade, so it’s all about the list. What’s the best toy to get, what’s the best album of 2009, what’s the best album of the first [...]

AGING WITH YOUR MUSIC

by tim howard This is an open letter to anybody who has ever claimed they’re ‘too old for this’. Once upon a time, youth was seen as the basic tenet for rock & roll. Its listeners were young rebels, gleeful in the freedoms unfurled by the 50s and expanded on in the 60s. The performers, [...]

2009 BONNAROO WRAP-UP

by neil, alex, & muggs The weekend was a break from social convention, an immersion into music of the last 20 years, and a psychedelic adventure in Manchester, Tennessee.  An illustrious collection of Brooklyn indie rockers graced the Bonnaroo stages over the four day affair, with some surprise standouts. We’ve got band by band breakdowns [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: 6/3

by charles poladian All quiet as June makes its debut. The summer promises numerous highlights including festivals, free movies, free music, and great shows. Maybe you are going to see Phish this week, maybe you are catching one of five Art Brut shows at Mercury Lounge, maybe you are catching Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s [...]

GRIZZLY BEAR & HERE WE GO MAGIC @ MUSIC HALL

by frank I had been drinking all afternoon when a gracious roommate offered up his Here We Go Magic/Grizzly Bear ticket to Sunday night’s show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. I jumped at the chance to see two of Brooklyn’s brightest bands and my evening would prove majestic. Both groups offered up such conceptually orchestrated [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL.47 (MAY 24 – 30)

by bmac Pop Out Player “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” …..- Winston Churchill Stay up my friends.  Here are all the jams [...]

FULL RELEASE: 5/26

by kevin diamond Tuesday, May 26th marks one of the more epoch album release dates of 2009. While a few of these LP’s have already reached web prominence, today we brand them with approved QC ratings (alongside mini reviews) in conjunction with their official release. It’s a fine day to hit a record store. GRIZZLY [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: MEMORIAL DAZE

by charles poladian Ah, Memorial Day, a three day weekend, BBQ, friends, laughter, lounging and music. It goes by in a blur and you don’t realize until it is too late that it’s over, and the anticipation of the next lazy three day weekend builds to a point of distraction. Luckily, the time to fret [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 40 (APR 5 – 11)

by bmac Pop Out Player As you can see, we’re test driving a new player for our 40th mixtape.  Over the last few weeks we’ve received numerous requests to implement some kind of playlist-style player on the site, so this is us saying “WE FEEL YOUR PAIN”.  We’ve always wanted to set one up, but [...]