I Saw Neko Case Last Night! And Her New Songs Are Great. Listen:

I got to see Neko Case for free last night at an event sponsored by Pandora and T-Mobile. She was great (as always). Now I’ve seen her both with the New Pornographers and without, so that’s great. She said it was her first time performing the songs from the new album before an audience of [Read More...]

James Hetfield as Nietzschean Yes-Sayer

Nietzsche, in the Gay Science 276, writes: I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do [Read More...]

“Keep Your Fearsome God At Bay”

A cool new anti-religion song by an indie band whose lead singer grew up the daughter of my pastor. [Read more...]

The Walkmen's "Heaven"

Below is the new video from The Walkmen for the title track of their new album Heaven, which came out last week. The song basically sounds like every other Walkmen song. Which means it sounds fantastic. I got to see them live in the winter of 2010. A real treat, don’t miss them if you [Read More...]

Beach House's "Zebra" (Camels With Hammers Blogathon Insomniac Theater)

I saw Beach House at the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2010 and they were incredible. This song is from the excellent album Teen Dream [CD + DVD] Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

I Can't Forget, But I Don't Remember What

An old friend and loyal reader misses the old days on Camels With Hammers when I regularly posted about music—even going so far as to get 70 or so entries into what was supposed to be a yearlong daily top 365 artists countdown at one point. So, when I discovered this cool old Leonard Cohen [Read More...]

A Little Friday Afternoon Harmony

Covering the Jason Mraz song “Lucky”, sisters Camille and Haley Harris come off as a really sweet and charming pair of young women with gorgeous, well harmonized voices: Wasn’t that beautiful? Okay, the ugly complications of politics are below the fold. Skip that stuff if you’d like to end your experience of these talented and [Read More...]

I'm a Muppet of a Man, I'm a Very Manly Muppet

In honor of the most justly deserved Oscar win for “Man or Muppet” just now, I am reposting my personal meditation/film review which was inspired by the song and written (and lost in the barrage of so many posts) during my January blogathon. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Shelley Segal on Her Religious Producer and Pseudonymous Band Members For Her Atheist Album

Kylie recently interviewed Shelley Segal who wrote An Atheist Album (which I very much liked and recommended you pick up). Particularly notable revelations were that the album’s producer was religious and that the band members, fearing for their careers in America, opted not to have their names listed in the credits of the album rather than [Read More...]


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