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Ha ha. Thanks, Mike. I did write plenty of non-metal posts at Stereogum, though.
Thanks. I’ll be doing non-metal stuff at Pitchfork, too.
p.s. Colin: Tombs are so excellent live. Hope you dig them…
Thanks for the kind words, folks. I’m weeping (blackened) tears reading these comments! Seriously — it’s all much much appreciated. When I first got interested in punk and metal and noise and all that stuff as a teenager, I loved the community surrounding it. This feels like that again. Thanks! And no worries, I’ll keep up the good fight — I already have a ton of stuff planned. Looking forward to hearing from all of you again soon.
Andrew… ha ha ha.
Thanks. Got it mixed up with a “power” drink with a similar name.
That, and he’s always loved “Glycerine.”
I’ll cover any band making interesting music. Some folks I’ve covered are on their own labels. Others are unsigned.
Cole knows his business. I blame a spellcheck malfunction.
True. Second album for Paw Tracks.
Thanks. You attended it?
The labels request streams. If they give me the OK for a download, I post it as a download. You know, I’m not sure why there’s such a difference between the genres, but it’s something worth investigating. I feel like it may have to do with scale, promotional budgets, expectations of sales, etc.? But that’s guesswork.
Thanks for the kind words, Aaron. Appreciated.
Looking forward to your final verdict, totally. Consider my breath held!
Thanks for the feedback, sirs. (And, of course, agreed Matt: Such an amazing album.)
True. But you know, ‘Emmet Otter’ did include the River Bottom Nightmare Band, too.
True. Definitely worth mentioning.
Just worked for me. Maybe try again?
You’re on top of it. And right. Updating.
Ha ha. I brought this up to someone yesterday. Definitely a mellower crowd here. Not sure why. But thankful for it…
Thanks. And, true, that’s a good record.
Ha ha. Don’t worry about me! I was just offering clarification. But thanks for the support…
I like Apocalypse OK, but still think Callahan’s best work is the material under the Smog moniker. I bought all that shit on vinyl when it came out and still listen to it regularly. (Also: Scott had Apocalypse on his published list last time. I had it on my expanded list.) Anyhow, yeah, I agree with you that he’ll outlast Cults and a bunch of other ’11 flavors.