A few weeks back, a fellow named Jim emailed me about the new music blog he was launching. As we (still) don't have a blogroll here (yet), I figure I should pass that information along to you in a post!
The blog is called Draw Us Lines. Like so many local music blogs, it cuts a broad swath: a little local coverage, some write-ups of national-level bands, and a feature they call The New Classics, which focuses on records from the past 10 years or so that have settled quickly into the canon. While I'm generally ambivalent toward writing at length on the records that have already sealed their place in the pantheon (unless it's a serious reconsideration of some sort), the writing here is good, and makes these worthwhile reads. Immature boy that I am, I laughed out loud as out-of-town contributor described In the Aeroplane Over the Sea for what we all really like it for: its many gratuitous references to semen.
Thus far, the blog's been well-kept-up, and for that I applaud these fellers. Also, we've been eerily on the same wavelength of late ("Hey, I was just jammin' that Secret Cities LP!" "You like that Ola Podrida album too?!" "Samantha Crain, I was just thinking of revisiting that record!"). This all makes Draw Us Lines worth adding to the ol' RSS reader.