Miserable’s Halloween Dream, the debut EP from San Francisco shoegaze outfit Whirr’s Kristina Esfandiari, delivers a gauzy liquid flowing within a contemplative musical framework. Its succulent griminess keeps our heads soupy, and we spin in the downtempo parade. The title … Continue reading
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Rooms With Walls And Windows by Julie Byrne
Rooms With Walls And Windows by Julie Byrne Released January 21, 2014 on Orindal Records Julie Byrne’s deput LP, Rooms With Walls And Windows, a record delicately hinged almost solely to Byrne’s palpable voice and unfettered plucking, stirs with a … Continue reading
March 25, 2013
Small Room Collective Launches at SXSW
So sad to see you go again SXSW. How we love you! Grand Abandon, 1/14 parts and counting of the curated roadshow Small Room Collective, kicked off our shoes at Charm School Vintage on March 16 with compadres CSV, Coco … Continue reading
In Cambridge by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
Though Owen Ashworth closed the book on his Casiotone years some time ago, and has reemerged again as Advance Base, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone’s In Cambridge serves as a captured memory and a captivating account of something cherished coming … Continue reading
Joy to you baby.
Josh Ritter‘s “Joy To You Baby” off the forthcoming The Beast In Its Tracks due out March 5, 2013. And another one of my favorite “baby” songs…
October 31, 2012
Count Chocula And Frankenberry
A little spooky for you. I like the Mummy. Can’t go wrong with the Halloween Classics.
Frightened Rabbit: State Hospital EP
Scott Hutchison bleeds deeper and “thicker than concrete” on Frightened Rabbit‘s State Hospital EP but instead of sparing himself, he remains, at the end of it, barely viable, with significant blood loss, for he has poured out everything, like a … Continue reading
“Cover Up” by Black Apples
The fruit lands fast and terrifically on Black Apples latest, cementing a fresh season for the Los Angeles-based four-piece. “Cover Up,” the first single off Black Apples newly released 7-inch, gives the upper bunk to felt pop rock and permits … Continue reading
September 24, 2012
Grand Abandon Loves Chigliak Records
Chigliak Records holds a mic out for personally treasured but forgotten–truth be told, tragically unknown–bodies of work. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon minted Chigliak as an opportunity for people to behold “lost records” that “never went anywhere but [are] incredible.” The … Continue reading
September 7, 2012
You know I’ve dreamed about you for 29 years.
I have this one down by heart. 1. Atlanta – The French Kicks 2. Cape Canaveral – Conor Oberst 3. Dear Lord – Joseph Arthur 4. I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers 5. Crazy Life – Toad The Wet … Continue reading