Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Tara Tomaino

Fucked Up

Skate And Surf Returned To Asbury With An Arsenal Of Nostalgia And Beef Jerky

I always feel more alienated in confined crowds.  There’s something about being one amongst a throng of people that makes my back hunch over with overwhelming sense of unfounded doom settling into the dry fissures of my knuckles, sprouting sprigs [...]

June 9, 2014 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE Stream: Be Calm Honcho & Listen To “Step-Out”

Think of Be Calm Honcho as a Mylar balloon attached to vibrant curling ribbons of  little white lies we tell during tender early love, floating into the heavens as a celebration of chance.  Formed in 2013, Be Calm Honcho involves [...]

May 8, 2014 News
La Dispute

La Dispute, Pianos Become The Teeth, Mansions, Played Music Hall of Williamsburg 4/10/14

Photo Credit: The WasterEven though I marked my calendar with a thick, felted Sharpie, April 10th still crept upon me like a drunk, middle-aged man, with sleepy, watery eyes and the male condition wriggling at the center of his work jeans, [...]

April 18, 2014 Live, Reviews

Album Review – Bayside Updates The Doctrine of Their Church With Cult

This bitch of a winter has certainly drained all sense of urgency and creativity from my wind chilled, parched cheeks warmed only with a tinge of blood and the thin veneer of facial fuzz.  In between the polar vortexes and [...]

March 17, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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In The Distant Past: Reggie and the Full Effect Played w/ Fake Blood & Chicken Masks At Asbury Lanes

It is with reasonable excuse that I have just been now able to formulate to words what I witnessed on February 22 at the Asbury Lanes.  After over a week of stuttering mediocre explanations through tongue-tied finger tips, I have [...]

March 7, 2014 Live, Reviews

Into It. Over It. Played Asbury Lanes w/Banquets, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves ++ The World Is A Beautiful Place; Or I’ve Been Listening To The Same Thursday Album For 10 Years

I’ve been listening to the same damn Thursday album for 10 years and no matter what, Full Collapse still finds a way to bounce off my living room walls on a “stop everything and clean the apartment” Saturday, and, mostly, in my [...]

February 28, 2014 Live, Reviews

Album Review: Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All

I find February to be incredibly infuriating; the last stretch of winter’s bastardy gray grasp fondling specks of pink fabricated bullshit.  The month also ironically mocks the rest of the year as well as those scorned lovers, as it tapers [...]

February 14, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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EP Review: The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of A Fire With Friends’ Ghost House

The devil and god are raging inside of A Fire with Friends’ Ghost House, as they brick together apparitions of the late Thrice, Brand New, and early Circa Survive into an a-frame stuffed with sweeping guitars and delicate melodies.  Formed [...]

February 6, 2014 New Music, Reviews

Breaking Rad: The Hotelier Prep Home, Like Noplace is There In Defense Of A Genre, Stream The Lead Singles

Massachusetts is a state of unbridled wilderness sprinkled with tall tales of American heroes.  It is no wonder she is a breeding ground for the disenfranchised; birthing indie legends such as Mission of Burma and Dinosaur Jr.  These bands, along [...]

January 27, 2014 Breaking Rad, Features

SIMGE Singles: Swedish Folk Duo Solander Goes for the Kill with “The Woods Are Gone”

Fredrik Karlsson and Anja Linna are the Swedish pair that make up Solander.  Formed in 2009, the duo have previously released two albums, Since We Are Pigeon (2009) and Passing Mt. Satu (2011).  Following the success of these records, Solander has [...]

January 23, 2014 News