Mixtape: Unemployment, Part 1

“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together…” – Sal Paradise, On the Road The book on America in 2011 is unemployment.  It’s the same book we’ve been reading since 2009, we’re just on chapter three.  There are about 14 million people out of work.  Most are looking for work, but many … Continue reading

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Grimes, “Halfaxa”

People like Grimes, apparently.  They should.  But for someone new to her who wants to do a little research before writing about her latest record, Halfaxa, it’s difficult to avoid the praise.  Here’s what I know, from her MySpace – she’s Canadian, from Montreal.  Her real name is Claire Boucher and she is a conceptual … Continue reading

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Salem, “King Night”

The title track to King Night, Salem’s  latest wastes no time.  It is a powerful, cinematic spectacle of a song.  That goes for the rest of the album too.  It’s a massive soundscape and I imagine that it is the music that is coursing through Watson’s processors as he works on becoming self-aware when not … Continue reading

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Destroyer “Kaputt”

The hippest car my parents ever owned was a cherry red Chevrolet Chevette.  They bought it used sometime in the middle part of the eighties.  It was a tiny two door that befit our small family.  This was before the silver Mercury Sable station wagon with the “wayback” seat, the backwards facing, best seat ever … Continue reading

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It’s Good Enough for Me

Note: This Post is by Rick Wright, We Are Now’s new music writer.  He’ll have his own lede soon I was the last in my group of friends to get a CD player. Then the last to get a cell phone. I finally opened a Facebook account 5 days ago, but I haven’t gone back … Continue reading

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