Something about enjoying The Limousines makes me feel like I’m sneaking Fun Dip out of a basket of old Halloween candy. It’s basically pure sugar and a bit juvenile, but what the heck it’s fun to eat and tastes like the best part of summer camp. (more…)
This album is what I would call a “mood” album: I’m not always feeling it, but when the moment strikes it’s so so sweet. Floating on an inner tube down a river on a summer day kind of sweet. On their fourth album, Panorama, Birds & Batteries manages to deliver a cohesive album despite an unexpected mix of styles and genres. (more…)
Like certain music blogs or labels, we all have those friends that we can turn to for a good band recommendation. More often than not, when those people tell you that a band is good – they are right. That is precisely how I became acquainted with Bay Area indie rockers, Picture Atlantic. Somewhere between winding down from a California tour this past August and pushing through the final stages of a brand new EP titled When Everything Is Numbers, band membersNik Bartunek and Ryan Blair were able to put together a gut squirming mixtape definitely evocative of their own raw, emotive sound. In it they reflect on the tricky part of growing up that I like to call “freshman year of life.” Rather than elaborate myself, I’ll let Nik and Ryan explain what they’ve called “22 Going On 40 – The Soundtrack For Growing Up.” And make sure to check out a couple of Picture Atlantic’s own tunes at the end of the article – a free download of “Muses” as well as a track off their new EP!