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Written by Mason McGough, featuring Trevor Johnson where marked. 2012, along with 2000 and technically every other year ever, will henceforth be known as the year the world didn’t end. Probably. With 2012 heralding record highs in environmental catastrophes, zombie outbreaks in our always lovely and never embarrassing state of Florida, and the death of [...]
SORNE are a multimedia art collective from Austin, Texas. Considering his work a “tapestry of humanism,” Morgan Sorne’s elaborate tale of five siblings is concerned with the villainous extremities of human nature. Osprey Radio spoke with Sorne about the creative process behind his debut album House of Stone, the role singing can play in self-expression, [...]
Hear Hums Hear Hums are a Gainesville group that charge their way through watery psychedelic folk with energetic drumming. Their adventurous sound, not unlike that of Prince Rama or Animal Collective, offers a unique musical experience. Their third album Opens is available for free on Bandcamp. The Spinnaker caught up with Hear Hums’ Mitch Myers and [...]
Here We Go Magic is a Brooklyn-based project that crafts a clever blend of ambient hypnotica and melodic indie rock.” Starting as the lo-fi bedroom psychedelia of singer Luke Temple, it quickly grew into a four-piece group, earning recognition from NME, Pitchfork, and NPR. Their 2012 album A Different Ship, produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, [...]
For a group with a track record as long as Animal Collective’s, it’s astounding how little Centipede Hz sounds like their past work. If anything, it most closely approximates the underworld sounds of Avey Tare’s solo album Down There.
Animal Collective is not the band people think it is, simply because it’s never been.
America scarcely relents in its charge, building steadily upon psychedelic jams that culminate in explosive symphonies of sound. I can’t help but be reminded of a similar classic called Vision Creation Newsun by the Japanese avant-rock band Boredoms. The tone of the record is always an impenetrable elation, much like the Boredoms album.
Mason McGough, Osprey Radio music director, shares his thoughts on POP ETC and Dirty Projectors’ August 6 show at Orlando’s The Beacham venue. Read on for the full review and video of Dirty Projectors’ live performance of “Offspring are Blank.”
“A tapestry of humanism,” as professed by Morgan Sorne himself, SORNE’s album House of Stone encapsulates the most primal facets of mankind: envy, hatred, frustration, disgrace, passion, despair. Read on for Osprey Radio Music Director Mason McGough’s review of SORNE’s performance at the San Marco venue Jackrabbits.
Even though the year isn’t over, that isn’t stopping us from making a top 10 list of the best albums in 2012… so far.