On Pitchfork’s Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s

So these are the best tracks of the 90s. Something's missing.
September 8th, 2010
All last week, the music recommendation website Pitchfork.com rolled out their “Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s” feature. My guess is things haven’t changed much ...

On Katy Perry’s "Teenage Dream"

September 1st, 2010
This thing is the number one song on iTunes, number three on Billboard, and number one in the overpriced Korean grocery market in my neighborhood. Katy Perry, who sings, is on ...

Les Savy Fav’s New LP: Meet Me in the Dollar Bin

An online leak of the Brooklyn band's latest album exposed an unexpected precious side. Thankfully, the forthcoming Root for Ruin does anything but.
August 4th, 2010
Two weeks ago the Brooklyn punk rock band  Les Savy Fav saw their fifth studio album Root For Ruin leak online — more than a month before it was due for release. The ...

The Mayor of Sound City

When Kikei moved into a Williamsburg rehearsal space, he thought he'd be living music 24/7. Problem is, he was right.
July 28th, 2010
Sound City, the rehearsal space where I play music, is an all-hours complex located in North Williamsburg near McCarren Park. Technically it is two conjoined buildings, with ...