Monthly Archives: September 2013

First Impressions: Icona Pop – This Is… Icona Pop

The Swedish duo’s US debut is filled with dancefloor jams to prove that “I Love It” was no fluke. Well, they did it. That’s what I kept thinking throughout my first listen of This Is…Icona Pop, the debut full-length from newly crowned … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “Broken”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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Writing An Artist Bio

First, I guess I’m going to plug my upcoming shows at the North Star Bar on Tuesday, October 1st and at the World Cafe Live on Wednesday, October 9th. They’re my first shows in a while and I’m going to … Continue reading

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Review: Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Drake – Nothing Was The Same Record Label: OVO Sound/Young Money Entertainment Release Date: September 24, 2013 To be fair, it was always going to be close to impossible for Drake to top Take Care, a heartbreak handbook that’s grown to … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “Something In Common”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “She Lit A Fire”

At first, it seems kind of reductive to compare Lord Huron’s sun-burned sound to the dozens of other “Americana” bands out there today. I’m going to do it anyway. The swirling atmosphere of acoustic guitar and wordless vocals gives way to … Continue reading

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Life In The Real World, Day 13: “Learning To Live With Yourself”

I’m finally settling into the working life, which is about as frightening of a sentence as I’ve ever truthfully typed. The 5:45AM alarms are a pain instead of a bullet to the head, even as I get further and further … Continue reading

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