Category Archives: music

Jungeldyret (Norwegian Soundtrack EP)

It has been a while since I posted anything new to this blog. This is due to a combination of life, obligations, and procrastination. The life part includes some very bad luck happening the first three to four months of this year, … Continue reading

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A Little Bit For Charity

A Little Bit for Charity is a creative charity project where indie bands and artists cover songs from the ongoing animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The songs are uploaded to our bandcamp page, where you can pay what … Continue reading

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Transcendental Youth & Tallahassee Turns Ten

I’ve been meaning to write a review (or opinion piece, might be more appropriate) about this for a while now: Transcendental Youth, the new album from The Mountain Goats. New meaning, it was released in October 2012 and they haven’t … Continue reading

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To Anyone Wanting Me To Check Out Their Music

To anyone wanting me to check out their music, for potential mention or reviewing in this blog: give me a direct download link to whatever release it is you’re trying to promote. I’m not interested in manually downloading each song … Continue reading

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When Oslo Got Vandersliced

Lately I’ve been trying to get some gigs in the Oslo region. But that isn’t easy. You have to find venues which seem appropriate, venues which tend to host musicians that are roughly within the same genre as yourself. In … Continue reading

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Hefner’s Dead Media Re-Issued 2-Disc Version… Deluxe

Originally released in 2001, Hefner‘s Dead Media was the band’s fourth (or fifth, if you count Boxing Hefner) and final album. Rather than giving their fans another album of accessible piano- and guitar-driven pop/rock songs a la We Love The … Continue reading

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The Mountain Goats’ All Eternals Deck

I’ve been rather lukewarm to The Mountain Goats‘ recent output, with recent being anything released after 2005’s magnum opus The Sunset Tree. Earlier this year the band released their seventh studio album, All Eternals Deck. Having been disappointed by the … Continue reading

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TuneCore Is Evil

So, after a lengthy process of deliberation and uploading, I’ve finally got my album ready to go for digital distribution through TuneCore, compiling original songs from my first two physical albums. So I click onwards to complete the deal, ready … Continue reading

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Scathing Post-Juletide Reviews, Pt. 1: The Extra Lens’ Undercard

As one of my birthday presents to myself, I had bought the album Undercard by The Extra Lens. The Extra Lens consist of Franklin Bruno and The Mountain Goats‘ John Darnielle, and they used to be known as The Extra … Continue reading

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Non-Buyer’s Remorse: They Might Be Giants’ Then: The Earlier Years

I recently stumbled over a live version of a song by They Might Be Giants I hadn’t yet heard, entitled “She’s An Angel”. I was stunned by how great it was; their songs are a bit of a hit-and-miss affair … Continue reading

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