I contributed blurbs on Cave People, Flight Mode, and Snow Ellet for The Alternative‘s Best So Far list this year:
I wrote about the latest from Bartees Strange for The Alternative:
On Shuffle is back I’m stoked to say! This week in the column I wrote about the last song on the final Yellowcard album, a record that I do not think of particularly fondly. Check it out:
I wrote about Illusory Walls, my knockout album of the year, for Slant:
I reviewed the first record from A Great Big Pile of Leaves in 8 years—also talked about riding my bike and the glorious power of breezy indie rock. Check it out:
I wrote about the lovely 2nd Grade and what it means to reissue a recent release these days for The Alternative:
I interviewed Matt Scottoline of the Philadelphia power pop band Hurry about their new record Fake Ideas.
I reviewed the surprisingly good new Modest Mouse record for Slant: