As technologically derived rituals provide order for an individual, they also provide a sense of comfort and stability. We can come to believe that such connections and communities of the mind will last for a reasonably long time. We come to depend on them to be there and, in a more latent sense, to provide order and structure to our lives. Offering reassurance in their familiarity, rituals are evoked and replicated and we feel safer and more comfortable... Read More
We Were Promised Jetpacks is an indie rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland, comprising Adam Thompson (vocals, guitar), Michael Palmer (guitar), Sean Smith (bass) and Darren Lackie (drums). The band’s debut album, These Four Walls, was released on 15 June 2009 on Fat Cat Records. I recently just came across them while I was digging through [...]
The Age of Adz (pronounced odds) is Sufjan Stevens’ first full-length collection of original songs since 2005’s civic pop opus Illinois. This new album is probably his most unusual, first, for its lack of conceptual underpinnings, and second, for its preoccupation with Sufjan himself. Vesuvius off of The Age of Adz pulls you in right [...]
Lemolo followed me on twitter this last week and I noticed they were local to Seattle so I decided to check them out. When I first hit play I was honestly skeptical when a extremely simplistic electronic beat started. In hopes that it would get better I waited to see if it would build but [...]
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