Leading Us Absurd: When Did Christmas Music Start to Suck?

Our friends at Leading Us Absurd recently posted a great article about the evolution of Christmas music. Check out an excerpt below and the full article here. Every year around this time, we’re bombarded with Holiday-themed albums from major artists.  Neo-crooners like Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr. and Josh Groban have certainly attempted to capture the singing styles of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby over the years. They seem so intent on paying homage to the days of old, but the music itself doesn’t suggest this. It’s as like if…

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Dan & Brett From Ten Kens On Their New Album “Namesake”

(I recently caught up with Brett and Dan from Ten Kens and posted this interview on my blog, Leading Us Absurd.  I’m re-posting the entire thing here.  Check it out below.) Two years after their acclaimed sophomore album, Ten Kens return with their most powerful and poignant record to date. The aptly titled ‘Namesake’ moves the band away from their signature genre-bending dither, into a darkened psychedelic voyage of self-discovery. Based in Toronto, Ten Kens is the brainchild of songwriting duo Brett Paulin and Dan Workman. Discovered by Fat Cat…

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