Ride’s Nowhere on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

The 30th anniversary of Ride’s debut Nowhere was technically last October, but Autumn 2020 was hardly a time where anyone anywhere felt like celebrating anything. It’s debatable how good things are a year on, but they’re definitely better, so if they want to treat the record’s 31st birthday as a do-over for the 30th, that’s […]

yuragi – “That Blue, I’ll be coming”

Japanese shoegazers yuragi were celebrated hereabouts last March for their 2018 EP Still Dreaming, Still Deafening, and they followed it up this Summer with For You, Adroit It But Soft, which is framed as their debut album despite it actually clocking in at two minutes shorter than the EP. The record rollout was accompanied by […]

Swervedriver Ranks Their Records

I’ve been trying to learn to play a few selections from Swervedriver’s back catalog lately and have really come to appreciate how unconventional Adam Franklin’s playing and writing style is. His musical brain is an interesting place to be, and I’ve been living in it and the Swervedriver oeuvre a fair bit of late. So […]

Swervedriver – “Duel”

Sometimes I’ll write a lot about a song I post, sometimes I won’t. Guess which time this is? It’s Swervedriver, and “Duel” the lead single from sophomore record Mezcal Head. Speaks for itself. But I will mention that I’ve found another guitar tutorial site with excellent taste in lessons. Swervedriver guitar parts are not easy […]

Mojave 3 – “Some Kinda Angel”

After Slowdive disbanded in 1994, principals Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, and drummer Ian McCutcheon regrouped almost immediately as Mojave 3, releasing their debut Ask Me Tomorrow in 1995. Quiet, elegant, and sparse, it seemed a flipside to Slowdive’s then-final record Pygmalion, sharing its appreciation for space, though trading its electronic DNA for acoustic. As it […]