Welcome, welcome… or should I say, “thank ya, thank ya,” because this week we’re traveling to the bygone days of Lawrence Welk with his 1960s compilation album, The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. This review is brought to us by today’s guest, the lovely Hazel Honeysuckle, a talented NYC-based burlesque performer who enlightens us with her unique perspective on music as an on-stage tool, as well as a brief history of burlesque and its resurgence as a popular performance art.
This week we dive into a review of Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird. Then we talk a bit about our emotional connections with music, what we seek to gain, and the implications we ascribe to certain styles and genres.
This week, we review Sublime Currency by Abandoned Pools, and then we press on with last week’s discussion of intelligence vs. creativity.
This week, our review is Take the Crown by Robbie Williams, followed by an intense discussion on intelligence vs. creativity.
This week we gear up for a review of Information Retrieved by Pinback, and then we voice our thoughts on the recent fiasco involving Glee’s “cover” of Jonathan Coulton’s “Baby Got Back” arrangement
This week we tackle our first video game soundtrack: the Halo 4 OST. Then we get into a discussion on originality in film & video game scores, and the importance of compelling themes and vivid imagery.
Tonight we’re joined by returning guests, the Wall Street Playaz, who come to us with a special choice album suggestion for this week’s review: Hide the Kitchen Knives by The Paper Chase. Then we get some insight into WSP’s latest work, as well as a sneak preview track from their upcoming LP, so stick around!
This week we review the latest from Garbage, Not Your Kind of People, and we chat about active vs. passive listening.
Welcome back! Join us in our first review of 2013, where we take on the remix album, A Wrenched Virile Lore, released by Mogwai. Then stick around for a discussion on the visual associations we come to have with music.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from Crash Chords! To celebrate, we deliver to you this very special non-episode to commemorate our many off-air shenanigans… (and to dispose of some excess clippage). Enjoy!