What really marks my favorite music this year is sadness.
My favorite albums this year are mostly predictable, but nestled in there among my safe bets of the 2010’s (tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, alt-j, etc) and long-term commitments to 1990’s heroes (Weezer, Beck, J Mascis) are a handful of really fun new discoveries from 2014.
Odorifous interview with Weezer cover art creator Chris McMahon. His awesome artwork for Everything Will Be Alright in the End hooked me real good.
Weezer cover Radiohead’s classic “Paranoid Android” in this live-in-studio video
In the early 20-aughts Weezer would do secret shows under the moniker Goat Punishment.
My earliest Weezer-related memories are with Steve.