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On his new piano-heavy solo album, All The Best, Isaac Hayes, Mark Kozelek has never sounded so unfiltered

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Early on his new album, singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek mentions he’s reading Henry Miller’s novel Black Spring and says, “I may be a hundred pages into it so far and it’s like reading a long dream.” That lyric from the song “Vancouver” can also sum up All The Best, Isaac Hayes, Kozelek’s latest travelogue written during his 2019 tour of Canada and the East Coast. Continue reading On his new piano-heavy solo album, All The Best, Isaac Hayes, Mark Kozelek has never sounded so unfiltered

Pop. 1280 reemerges with a new lineup on Way Station, an ominous, psychological thriller of a record

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Way Station, the new album from Brooklyn industrial punks Pop. 1280, is a fitting title. It marks a new chapter for the band not only in material, but in its creative dynamic.

In the three years since the group’s last release, 2016’s Paradise, the band lost two key members with the departures of its drummer and synth player, leaving singer Chris Bug and guitarist Ivan Lip to figure out ways to fill the sonic voids their former bandmates left behind. Continue reading Pop. 1280 reemerges with a new lineup on Way Station, an ominous, psychological thriller of a record