Do you wish there were more best-of-2017 lists for you to pore over? More lists that actually waited for the year to be done to make their selections, letting thoughts percolate for maximum poetic impact? Then look no further! Ben’s 2017 picks are here.
It feels like Lando Chill is at first whispering in your ear and then suddenly brandishing his incredible voice, crooning about the ails of loneliness, asking you to alter his relationship status to taken // Post by Ben
There’s that glow of déjà vu. I refuse to use a map. The highway signs are a radial blur. I’m nuzzling up to these illusions in the driver’s seat; they’re siphoning my self-worth. // Post by Ben
I’ve been to a good amount of concerts. I used to count and track them all, but I’m probably in the 500s. I remember thinking to myself though, when I first saw The Muffs in 2015, “Damn. I think this is the first actual rock show I’ve ever seen.”
It’s the perfect amount of chilly in my car. All night it’s been pouring and the roads are covered in … More
Damn fine glam pop from Long Island bros The Lemon Twigs. If by some unfortunate miracle the image of Michael D’Addario’s incredible … More
The lovely Schtum (originating from the German word for ‘silent’) came together during a hiatus from rehearsals while Lunacre’s drummer … More
Bishop Briggs has one of those immediately arresting sounds, the kind that makes you stop and close your eyes. Partly … More
Khruangbin: you’re probably saying it wrong. Thai-funk via Houston at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.
New single from UK-based Tarantino rockers Black Honey overflows with exuberant distortion and a cheeky middle-fingers-out attitude. “These boots, it’s true, only walk … More