Tag: The Vaccines

Release Radar - 3/25/22 - Sting vs Good Morning

Release Radar - 3/25/22 -  Sting vs Good Morning
“There’s no such thing as a winnable war/It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore.” Sting Sting posted a moving version of his song “Russians” saying, “I’ve only rarely sung this song in the many years since it was written because I never thought it would be relevant again. But, in the light of one man’s... Read more »

Release Radar 10/1/21 - Shout Out Louds vs Elbow

Release Radar 10/1/21 - Shout Out Louds vs Elbow
Elbow has been one of those bands that have flown under the radar for thirty-some years now. It’s not that we didn’t know about them, but they just don’t get the same attention that a Radiohead does. They’ve continued to make beautiful music, and their return is nothing short of magical. Shout Out Louds are... Read more »

Release Radar 9/10/21 - Quicksand vs The Vaccines

Release Radar 9/10/21 - Quicksand vs The Vaccines
The crisp, cool air is creeping in, and so are the fall releases. Quicksand surprises us with their first full-length banger after four years, and the long awaited album from The Vaccines is here, on our doorstep. I have been writing about The Vaccine’s new album for six months now because that’s how records are... Read more »
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Release Radar - 8/27/21 - Isla vs My Morning Jacket

Release Radar - 8/27/21 - Isla vs My Morning Jacket
This week we finally get Englewood’s full-length album, and it’s a gem! Also, My Morning Jacket return, and Josh Rouse drops his new project, Isla, on us. Welcome to another edition of Release Radar. “El Paso” is unlike nothing The Vaccines have released yet. A subdued and sweet, capsulated release that is best taken in... Read more »

Release Radar 6/25/21 - UB40 vs Pom Pom Squad

Release Radar 6/25/21 - UB40 vs Pom Pom Squad
Another big week of heavy-hitting releases from Lucy Dacus, Modest Mouse, Pom Pom Squad, and UB40 topping the list. Modest Mouse has finally dropped The Golden Casket and it’s an acid trip of sorts that needs to be explored. “Japanese Trees” marks four good singles in a row now. It feels like many have been... Read more »

Release Radar 05/14/21 - Wolf Alice vs Django Django

Release Radar 05/14/21 - Wolf Alice vs Django Django
“I wanna live inside your headphones baby/ I wanna live inside a world wherever you are.”- Justin Young The Vaccines return with a summer jam meant for the open road, with the top down, and the wind in your hair. “Headphones, Baby,” should be playing on every radio for the next three months. The new... Read more »
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Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon

Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon
This week The Vaccines return with a cover that seems a bit uncharacteristic at first. But after a couple of listens, it starts to make sense. The subdued version of “No One Knows,” originally recorded by the Queens Of The Stoneage, is from their forthcoming Cosy Karaoke EP, which will consist solely of other people’s... Read more »

Another Record Store Closes it Doors

Goodbye Discus, goodbye. I will miss your beautiful bins and the dirt that covered my hands after sifting through the rubble. There were good discs and there were bad discs. There were discs with no cases, and discs with cardboard cases. There were broken cases, and there were brand new cases. There were cases with... Read more »

No Teenage Icons

A week ago I had never heard The Vaccines “Teenage Icon” single, I had only heard of the band in passing. Then I saw them on the Jools Holland Show, and that was all it took.  A week later it’s become an obsession and the rest of the album Coming Of Age has followed suit. ... Read more »
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