Read the second edition of Some Good Songs, a newsletter by Scott Steinhardt (aka me).
Read the first edition of Some Good Songs, a newsletter by Scott Steinhardt (aka me).
spent the early part of the weekend listening to a much-hyped but subpar new album from a white indie rocker waxing on fame, being an entertainer, and things that I really don't have much time for anymore. I'm generally not hard on artists, but to release
Thanks to our current predicament, second-tier music streaming services are tripping over one another to offer free or near-free trials of their products. As a happy Apple Music and Spotify user, I never thought I would want a third streaming service in my life — two is one too many already
Several years ago, yours truly held down the job of "Senior Editor" at one of the many nondescript clickbait factories existing at the time. I was stuck in a small glass room with several others in a WeWork and, as we spent the day writing things like "
What's the best punk EP of all time? For me, it's Nervous Breakdown by Black Flag. Sure, it predates my existence by seven years and I've listened to thousands of punk EPs since I first heard it, but I've yet to find
I had tickets to see nearly a dozen shows last spring, and Great Grandpa was easily my most anticipated gig. I heard about the band when they put out their debut record, Plastic Cough, a few years back. Last year's Four of Arrows, however, made my top 10
Toy Love is not a new band. Their sole album predates my birth by several years. Their members went on to be in more notable bands (Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate went on to form Tall Dwarfs). They were on Elektra Records for a hot second, but still remain somewhat
"Strong," the first track off Untitled (Rise), is a powerful thesis statement for Sault's second double album this year. It's also the best entry point into the revolutionary world of Sault.
In the early-to-mid '10s, you couldn't visit a music blog without reading about DIIV. The band drew from countless '90s indie and alternative rock influences, hailed from Brooklyn, and generally checked all the boxes that I unabashedly enjoy when it comes to new(ish) guitar-based bands.