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Monthly Spins: July 2019

July 31, 2019 // 1 Comment

It was a tepid month right up through the last week. Albums that I thought had promise I pitched out of my Tidal queue left and right. It felt hopeless until Black Midi [...]

Monthly Spins: June 2019

June 30, 2019 // 2 Comments

I guess you could call my quest for new music an obsession. I’ve had it since I was ten and often feel transported outside of myself by certain albums. It is a never ending [...]

Monthly Spins: May 2019

May 26, 2019 // 2 Comments

An extraordinary month for new releases. I’d be more honest if I said all of these are my favorites of the month, because I’ve played each of them many times, often with [...]

Monthly Spins: April 2019

April 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Finally winter leaves us. I did enjoy one epic day of shoveling and I stayed up late one night to watch when a storm began coming down. I like the way snow obliterates and [...]

Monthly Spins: March 2019

March 23, 2019 // 1 Comment

The in-between month with a steady bunch of tasty releases. I’m hearing all these Trout Mask Replica influences and this is a welcome development. Perhaps we’ll agree, or [...]