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Music You’ve Been Missing #7

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Music You’ve Been Missing #6

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So at this point, I feel like I should mention that all of these albums that I write about are available to stream on Spotify, which means they’re likely also on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, LastFM, or really anything. (I recently bought a Windows 8 loaded laptop, and found that the music streaming service that comes with it has almost the exact same catalogue available as Spotify which is neat! But anyway…) …

Boyfriend’s Advice on College

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Hello all, Alex here again with something not music related for once! When Jess was writing her “Bookworm’s Advice on College” post a few weeks ago, we were comparing notes on what each of us thought were the most important tips for students just starting college. Currently I’m teaching juniors and seniors in high school so I’ve had a bit of this advice on my mind lately. So, we decided…

Music You’ve Been Missing #5

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How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 6 Years (Released February 2008) The Album in One Sentence: Classic Mountain Goats style refined by the addition of drummer Jon Wurster and a small string section. Defining Lyric: “And flaming swords may guard the Garden of Eden, But we consulted maps from earlier days, Dead languages on our tongues, Holding on to our last hope” – San Bernardino So I discovered The Mountain Goats late…

Music You’ve Been Missing #4

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Into It. Over It. – Proper How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 3 Years (Released September 2011) The Album in One Sentence: A fresh take on the original early 90’s emo movement, restored in all its mathematical, guitar-driven glory. Defining Lyric: “I am between the words you’re telling me with a fine toothed comb. I’m drawing lines in the hindsight until the stories start to line up right.” – Midnight:…

Music You’ve Been Missing #3

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Lightspeed Champion – Falling Off the Lavender Bridge How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 6 Years (Released January 2008) The Album in One Sentence: Singer/Songwriter/Indie music produced by Mike Mogis and featuring many Saddle Creek all-stars, resulting in what I would call the English Bright Eyes Defining Lyric: “My drawings are starting to suck, my best friends are all listening to Crunk, I feel like the world’s gone crazy” –…

Music You’ve Been Missing #2

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Laura Stevenson – Wheel How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 1 Year (Released April 2013) The Album in One Sentence: Mostly upbeat and catchy singer/songwriter music with a surprisingly dark, cleverly worded existentialist theme. Defining Lyric: “You are a runner, the steady balance as you’re gaining in speed, a photograph to scale the thrashing of your feet. And it won’t be over until the big, backhand of the sun, beats…

Music You’ve Been Missing

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Wow, what's this? Almost a year in and suddenly a new weekly series? Well, remember that time I said that I was going to get the boyfriend to write some stuff on here? He's apparently taken with the idea and wants to share his love of music with everyone! And I, for one, am super duper excited by it! So everyone enjoy the new series: Music You've Been Missing! Hey everyone,…