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    Pens and Pilsners

    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    I’m not a big drinker really, more on the health food side of things. In social situations over the years I have learned the type of beer that…

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    The Faint: Young & Realistic

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Stereogum just premiered a new track from my fave band of all time The Faint. Pretty Excited that they’ve got a new song (Album please?!?). Also tour dates with…

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    Pens & Pedals Interview with Astrophel

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    I had a chance to interview an indie-tronic musical artist named August who also goes by the name Astrophel. Here are those questions. How did your interest in…

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    Top 15 Albums of 2015

    Sunday, December 13, 2015

    This was another diverse, interesting year for music. Check out my picks for the cream of the crop after the hop.

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    Neon Indian Live at Mr. Small’s Fun House

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    This past weekend I made the 369.3 mile journey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see Neon Indian perform his great new album Vega Intl Night School. The trip couldn’t…

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Pens and Pilsners

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I’m not a big drinker really, more on the health food side of things. In social situations over the years I have learned the type of beer that I can typically lean on and it won’t let me down. This beer, my friends, is the Pilsner. A light lager originating in what’s known today as the Czech Republic that is known for it’s maltiness and refreshing flavor. I’m learning that it can be hoppy, bitter, sweet, floral and more. Learn with me.

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The Faint: Young and Realistic


Can’t have enough Faint. Especially on a Friday.

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The Faint: Young & Realistic

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Stereogum just premiered a new track from my fave band of all time The Faint. Pretty Excited that they’ve got a new song (Album please?!?). Also tour dates with Gang of Four. Pretty excellent.

Todd Fink told Stereogum this:

I believe this one goes in The Faint Danse Party folder. We wrote, recorded, and mixed it ourselves here at our studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Pretty song-y for club music and pretty clubby for indie/punk, this one falls right in the sweet spot. I love that warm bouncy bass synth (it’s a CS15 if you must know). This might be a love song. Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.

Stream it and check out the Faint’s tour dates with Gang Of Four below.

Tour dates:

09/29 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/30 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/01 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/02 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
10/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/06 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
10/08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/13 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/14 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
10/15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/17 Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire
10/18 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/25 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/29 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/31 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Highlights

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Pens and Pilsners

Sunday, June 19, 2016

I’m not a big drinker really, more on the health food side of things. In social situations over the years I have learned the type of beer that…

the-faint

The Faint: Young & Realistic

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stereogum just premiered a new track from my fave band of all time The Faint. Pretty Excited that they’ve got a new song (Album please?!?). Also tour dates with…

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Pens & Pedals Interview with Astrophel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I had a chance to interview an indie-tronic musical artist named August who also goes by the name Astrophel. Here are those questions. How did your interest in…

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Top 15 Albums of 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

This was another diverse, interesting year for music. Check out my picks for the cream of the crop after the hop.