Rites Wild Ways of Being paired with Summit Saga IPA and two pickles (not pictured) Sunken into a swell broken chair, best for sitting and writing and reading about baseball and perusing pictures of crowds, with a cold glass of IPA in the crook of my arm, I can smell the hops from a full […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #8"
Spiritualized Let It Come Down paired with Summit Saga IPA I almost sold this record a couple of years ago, but upon a cursory listen for the purpose of grading changed my mind. Good for me. Jason Pierce is a modern day Brian Wilson. This is headphone pop music to the max. So many layers, […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #7"
The Jazz Butcher – Bloody Nonsense paired with Hitschino Nest Red Rice Ale I don’t remember where I first heard about The Jazz Butcher, but I know I was fairly young, was enticed by the name alone, and was very excited to find this used compilation for cheap at the Record Collector. I listened to […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #6"
Vibracathedral Orchestra – The Secret Base, paired with an Evil Twin IPA and a homemade chocolate chip peanut butter and sea salt cookie. Rambling repetitive and hypnotic, Vibracathedral Orchestra sound like a long night where everything went perfectly, and then as you’re about to fall asleep you smile a little bit. Maybe there were cookies […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #5"
Beat Happening S/T paired with Nebuchadnezzar Imperial IPA I love Beat Happening. It’s rare that a band captures the sound of having a good time via pop songs. You’d think this wasn’t the case, since the whole point of a pop song is to be catchy, and catchy is often fun (just look at this? […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #4"
Fennesz Endless Summer & June (Table of the Elements #100,) paired with an Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale I remember reading about Endless Summer when it came out, I was quite young and had no idea who Fennesz was or what to expect really, but I was really into Sonic Youth and remember being quite frustrated […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #3"
Keith Fullerton Whitman’s Antithesis paired with a Draeckenier Belgian Ale At some point tonight, unbeknownst to me, it became incredibly windy and cold, perfectly suited to a very lifeless Iowa January. I picked up two bottles of beer from one of the finest beer establishments in the world and threw on a record suited for […]Read more "Post Day Job Bliss #2"