All posts by Matthew Eisenberg

The National @ The Kimmel Center, December 4: Preview

Eighteen years into their career and still going strong, The National bring their international tour to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Monday, December 4. Sleep Well Beast, the band’s seventh studio album, was released on September 8. My first impression was that they’d loosened up a bit – it had seemed that each ...

Slowdive @ Union Transfer (11/15) – Text Review

I saw Slowdive (with Cherry Glazerr opening) at Union Transfer on Wednesday. It was an Experience™. I texted my friend Mackenzie (not her real name) throughout with my thoughts and feelings. Here are those thoughts and feelings. Matthew Eisenberg: Cherry Glazerr is frickin great, wow I loved the album but they’re so good live also ...

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Jlin – Black Origami

This album is synthetic meat that bleeds like the real thing, a drumline of cyborgs cadencing at the robot football game, the iPhone X made from flint and burnt wood, the Neanderthals inventing spaceflight, a tribal dance animated in such high quality so as to become real, what Picasso wishes he could have created in ...

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction

This album is your brain vacillating between actively wanting to die and desperately needing to live, between getting dragged down in the murk and vaporizing the murk with an atom bomb, between burning slowly down to nothingness and exploding with the blinding white light of vitality, between offering itself to the god of Existential Dread ...