SOTD: ‘Try Again’ by Keane

My brother and I used to get into arguments on who discovered Keane first. I had heard “Is It Any Wonder?” somewhere on MySpace and he’d heard “Crystal Ball” on Pandora. The argument seemed like a big deal at the time– a point of pride, having found a super awesome band before anyone else (we didn’t listen to pop radio much growing up and totally … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Try Again’ by Keane

The 10 best Record Store Day 2021 releases worth waiting in line for

Record Store Day (RSD) is an annual event celebrating all things vinyl. Since 2007, record collectors all over the world have waited in line for hours (sometimes even overnight) to score albums that will either have a limited release, or will never be printed again. Typically there are two RSDs per year– one in the spring, and one on Black Friday. However, for safety precautions, … Continue reading The 10 best Record Store Day 2021 releases worth waiting in line for

SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane

It’s never fun when one of your favorite bands goes on hiatus. Can you believe the last time Keane put out an LP was in 2012? That’s six Keane-less years*. Six. No wonder the world is messed up. Our collective life soundtrack is missing that classic blend of somber and uplifting beauty brought by these sincerely underrated British alt rockers. Am I saying that Keane is responsible … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane