If the previous two New Pornographers records sometimes had a procedural air about them, the vim and vigor of Brill Bruisers forcefully reasserts just how important and therapeutic the enterprise is to all involved. The band’s never felt like a purely retro exercise, but Brill Bruisers feels like their most contemporary recording to date.
I’m going to be checking out this record this week. My new favorite band?
Review: Hong Buffet, Chino Hills, CA.
Hong Buffet in Chino Hills is a conundrum. All-you-can-eat Chinese buffets should not be good. But this one is definitely the best one I’ve been to. And for the price, it was unbeatable — 25% off for opening weekend came out to about $25 per person. Dim sum, seafood, and sashimi (that wasn’t bad!) were my faves. Even Jess thought it was good. Not sure when we’ll be back, but I definitely won’t hate on it.
The Strokes frontman is back with a new band and a new sound. Tyranny is overloaded with ideas, a palette of vibrant colors swirled together until there’s nothing left but brown; it’s as adventurous as it is unlistenable, a spectacular failure.
New Found Glory — Stubborn
While Urban Outfitters may be telling the world that it is the world’s premier seller of vinyl, record label executives tell Billboard that the story isn’t true.
Lorde — Yellow Flicker Beat
Bill Simmons practically begged ESPN to suspend him, and the oafish and epically tight-assed media behemoth did just that Wednesday night, giving him three weeks for coming to the same conclusion about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that just about everyone in the thinking public has.
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