The Road Trip Mixtapes: Learning to Be Sad with Indie Folk 8 Hours at a Time Driving Home in the Snow

TIME It’s a peculiar feature of long road trips that somewhere between hours 2 and 9, you lose track of time. Philosophers love to prattle on about the non-linear experience of time in the abstract, how sometimes the clock seems to slow down, and sometimes it seems to skip an hour or two while you’re … Continue reading The Road Trip Mixtapes: Learning to Be Sad with Indie Folk 8 Hours at a Time Driving Home in the Snow

Passion Pit – Tremendous Sea of Love

Over the course of 2015 Michael Angelakos released Kindred, announced his divorce from Kristy Mucci, and came out as gay. Now, with a nearly unpublicized free release of Passion Pit’s fourth full-length album, Angelakos returns to the foundations that made fans fall in love with his honesty and the band’s unique compositions. He simultaneously launched … Continue reading Passion Pit – Tremendous Sea of Love

Said the Whale – As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide

Artist: Said the Whale Album: As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide Audience: Literally anyone with a radio. Bottom Line: It’s an album that rewards serious listening while allowing for casual drive-to-the-beach listening at the same time. Stand Out Songs: It honestly depends on your tastes. The album is so sonically diverse that it’s hard … Continue reading Said the Whale – As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide

The Mountain Goats – Goths

Artist: the Mountain Goats Album: Goths Audience: New fans and fans deeply invested in Darnielle’s creative works (books included). Bottom Line: It’s a return-to-form in storytelling style and nothing else. Expect weird arrangements. Stand Out Songs: Shelved, Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds, Paid in Cocaine. I Want to Tell You About the Mountain … Continue reading The Mountain Goats – Goths