Artists On Albums: AOA#36 (Ghostwriter’s Mark Brend on American Gothic)

Ghostwriter’s Mark Brend on… David Ackles’ American Gothic (Elektra, 1972) I’ve been listening to David Ackles for 27 years now, and for most of that time his third album American Gothic, was one I admired more than liked. Recently that’s changed, but for years if I wanted to listen to Ackles, which I often did, I’d generally turn to his … [Read more...]

Little Boots – “Shake”

Little Boots, AKA Victoria Hesketh, will be releasing her highly-anticipated sophomore electro-dance-pop album sometime this year and “Shake” is the first cut to make it out to the public.  It first appeared in remix form as part of the 39-minute-long “Shake Until Your Heart Breaks” (Who can resist a song title like that?), where Victoria remixed … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988)

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988) With this re-vamped DOA feature, we focus our attention on an album that may not have the recognition or notoriety it deserves. It might be a cult hit, it might be a small favorite or it might even be an album that is just so great, we feel it needs all of the … [Read more...]

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “IRM”

Charlotte Gainsbourg (hopefully) needs no introduction.  “IRM” is the first single off Charlotte’s new album IRM, which she co-produced with Beck.  In order to more fully appreciate “IRM”, however, it would be prudent to pinpoint certain events in her recent past that have lead up to its creation.  Over a year after the release of her second album … [Read more...]