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This Sunday, June 21, is the summer solstice, the longest stretch of daylight all year for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Regardless of if you’re a practicing pagan or just pumped about the start of summer, the solstice is the perfect day to celebrate warmth, transition, and renewal. Shout out to 8th grade earth science for teaching me why we have seasons!  Summer solstice has a long and rich history; it’s one of the oldest holidays, since people were basically always keeping track of the sun's movements. Read More
Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) has always been something of a heartbreaker, whether she’s trying her hand at country-tinged, whiskey-drenched blues or putting a haunting spin on old classics. For her ninth full-length Sun (out today on Matador), Marshall has gone electro—imagine Moon Pix’s “Cross Bones Style” with a bigger budget and without the minimalism. A thumping synth drives “Real Life,” a meditation on dissatisfaction that sounds almost Auto-Tuned. The album may be called Sun, but there’s not much light here. Read More
Lovers of Cat Power, you can now hear her new album in its entirety! The album, Sun, has been reviewed by NPR as the “best record she’s ever made."  And it is a fantastic piece of work. The singer’s lovely voice takes on melancholy song that are slightly faster and a bit catchier than the ones she's produced in the past. It reminded me of the pretty harmonies and vocals of both Regina Spektor and PJ Harvey. My favorite of her new songs are “Silent Machine” and “Always On My Own. Read More