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Review: Sleepy Turtles - Summer, Hither (2012)

Review: Sleepy Turtles – Summer, Hither (2012)

The oddly named folk-rock group won’t be putting me to sleep anytime soon. The Atlanta group carries influences from Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and City and Colour alike while coming into their own.  They face the challenge of breaking out in a heavily saturated scene of bands imitating the aforementioned influences, and they seek to...
Bonnaroo 2012

Bonnaroo 2012

The summer festival hype continues today with the annoucement of the official Bonnaroo 2012 line-up.  What’s interesting about this year’s announcement is the chosen medium – a Spotify playlist.  With one of the premier festivals in the country endorsing music streaming, one has to wonder how that influence might roll over to artists playing the...

2012 Grammys response

Alright, so I didn’t watch the Grammy telecast in full.  I do think however, having seen some of the highlights plus the results of the show, that last night’s event corroborates some music industry trends I have been touching on in brief. In the world of “rising artists”, take The Civil Wars and Bon Iver...

Too Random To Ignore: Weird Grammy combos

So, the Grammy awards are coming up this weekend.  Like every year, some of the biggest names in music will perform onstage.  You may have heard about the return to the stage of Adele by this point, but that makes sense given her influence over the past year.  This article, however mentions two performances that...
Review: Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)

Review: Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)

If someone had asked me a year ago if I listened to Bon Iver, I would politely said “No,” while in my head thinking “psh, another hipster artist…”  However, after a couple of recent recommendations I decided to give this project a go with a spin of his most recent release, via Spotify.  First, I...

2012 Grammy Noms Announced

Well, this is a trends site as well as a review site, so of course I gotta write about the Grammys.  Want evidence that music culture is changing? Just look at the nominees for this year.  The big 4 categories are especially telling (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year,...

Single Reviews, Part 1

P.O.D. – “On Fire”: This band returns to their “Fundamental Elements of the Southtown” roots here.  The band loses points for the cheesy chorus, but ultimately the song is so fun and catchy it doesn’t matter.  Fans will be won back and the band will likely see a resurgence in popularity if the rest of...

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