Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

If sound were materialized, Touchstone would be the kind of music one keeps close to the chest, a precious knickknack from home we carve out a hidden space for, away from the world. A personal relic, the secrets buried underneath our beds. Unlike his previous album, Thumper, which spans over twelve songs, Molly Drag’s Touchstone … Continue reading “Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release”

The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

Unlike the other nominees for Best Original Song, “Mystery of Love” by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has been stirring up fanfare since before the official release of Call Me by Your Name. From ardent Sufjan Stevens fans to those, including myself, who tracked down the song from the movie’s trailer, music enthusiasts eagerly awaited its appearance … Continue reading “The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

It was like a declaration: against a glaring white background on a mid-sized stage, before a crowd of no more than a couple hundred, attended by the faded purple hue of the venue and the faint smell of booze… The name Greyson Chance in thick, black print sits squarely in the middle of the projection … Continue reading “Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low””

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

In light of Belle and Sebastian’s newest project, a trilogy of EPs titled How to Solve Our Human Problems, it might be well worth the time to revisit their last full-length album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Idiosyncratic and whimsical in an unusual blend of rhythmic playfulness and lyrical depth, Girls in Peacetime Want … Continue reading “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance”