Posts By: Matt Houser

Meet TUNS: Canada’s New Power-Pop Supergroup


TUNS (pronounced “tons”) is a Canadian trio featuring Matt Murphy (The Super Friendz, The Flashing Lights), Chris Murphy (Sloan), and Mike O’Neill (The Inbreds). Or: “Three of Canada’s best songwriters/musicians from the ’90s having a blast for their sake and ours.” (Exclaim!) Or: “A trio of eternally boyish and Beatlesque voices veritably born to sing… Read more »

Digging Through The Archives: Dean Reed, Días De Blues & Thor


Welcome to Digging Through The Archives, a new recurring Daily Rind feature from the Creative Services department that will explore cool vintage obscurities, under-the-radar sleepers, catalog albums in the news, and more. Dean Reed: Dean Reed a Jeho Svět (1976, Supraphon) The cover art caught my eye immediately. A handsome folksinger, perhaps taking an afternoon stroll… Read more »

Take These Holiday Classics for an Indie Spin


Have you ever polished a chestnut? Oh, how it shines. We’ve put together a playlist of our favorite Indie artists polishing away, with soft white dream powder (The Raveonettes “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”), with wacko monkey grease (Quintron & Miss Pussycat “Jingle Bell Rock”), with Retro Funk goo (Shawn Lee‘s Ping Pong Orchestra “Little Drummer Boy”), with purple drank… Read more »

Pick Your Valentine’s Day Playlist


Hello, lovers. And haters. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so we’ve revisited and updated two playlists conceived last year to either celebrate your partner’s love, or say phooey to the whole greeting-card scam. S/HE LOVES ME Whoa. Who. Is. THAT? My heart’s racing. My stomach is flipping. I’m lightheaded. I’ve never felt like this before. What’s… Read more »

Gee Whiz, I’m Happy: The Music


You won the lottery. Your biggest crush asked you on a date. Today’s forecast is 72°F and sunny. You received a promotion and a raise. It’s two-for-one day at the donut shop. Flowers are blooming. Your hair is perfect. The national debt has been erased. Your favorite song is on the radio. The warm breeze… Read more »