video share: the love language – heart to tell

I’ve had this stuck in my head since #merge25. Yesterday my brain mashed it up with JKutchma’s “Teenage DMZ” (because I put them both on a mix for Trav, and we listened to it driving around last weekend, and honestly? It’s a pretty good mashup. Thanks, brain!). Pretty psyched to see them twice in ten…

video share: kingsley flood – sigh a while

Kingsley Flood’s Battles is one of my favorite records of 2013, and one of the most overlooked. Watch their latest video, for ‘Sigh A While’, below, and if you’re going to be at Newport this weekend, catch them on July 26 at 2:30pm on the Fort Stage.

video share: the julie ruin – ‘oh come on’

Kathleen Hanna has been one of my idols since I was a teenager, and this video for the first real single off the Julie Ruin’s upcoming full length debut just makes my heart glow with happiness. A glorious new one from the original queen of brat punk. Look for an interview with Julie Ruin guitarist…

video: radiation city – ‘foreign bodies’

Who’s excited about the new Radiation City album? I think that would be me. Seriously, dreamy Phil Spektor wall of sound girl group indie synth garage pop, please, hit all my buttons at once, Radiation City. It is probably possible for me to love you just a tiny bit more than I already do. And…

video share: michael rank & stag – “the surrender”

and i’ll be your hero down to the weeds I am really, really crazy about Michael Rank’s new record, In The Weeds, and this video for “The Surrender” is just gorgeous on every level. The song is amazing, just gutwrenchingly lovely, and the light in the video is staggering. Michael and the band open for…

favorites: boys with guitars

There are things that always make me happy, and I have three things to share from three people who bring me great joy today. One: Josh Ritter’s genius double record Live At Iveaugh Gardens is free on NoiseTrade today. If this album fails to make you happy, please check your pulse. Two: Brian Fallon says…

book review: the polaroid book (taschen 25th anniversary edition)

I have a Polaroid. It was my maternal grandmother’s, and it came with two packs of expired, unusable film. I haven’t bought any film from the Impossible Project yet, because I never have any money, but I love Polaroid cameras, and photos. I love the instance of it; the whole point of it, really. I…

TRKfest 2009

TRKfest 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. There’s a move in music blogging toward blogs producing unqiue and exclusive content, be it audio or video, and I totally dig it. Today, a list of some of the best of the best: La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. Along with the Black Cab Sessions, the granddaddies of weird…

an acoustic evening with trekky records

an acoustic evening with trekky records, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m finding myself, this week, thinking about promotional photography pretty intensely — what makes a good promo photo, how to develop and pursue ideas and concepts in shooting promos, what I can do to make taking promos an experience that’s rewarding for me as a…