Rainbows in the Dark: Best of 2015 Edition

Best 2015

Enjoying all of our Best of 2015 posts so far? Well…don’t expect that to continue here. (I mean, it might, I guess…but that’ll come down to how much or little you like non-metal music. Because that’s what this post is all about.) Throughout the year, we’ve been using these Rainbows in the Dark posts to bring you occasional snippets from outside the realms of grim, brutal and heavy, so now, they’re getting their own end of year list.

Don’t worry, the blurbs will be short. Because let’s be real, neither you nor I have any more time or energy for long, drawn-out wordsturbating at this point. So enjoy it! Or maybe not, I dunno. Let’s take a look: Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Courtney Barnett – “Don’t Apply Compression Gently”

courtney barnett

It’s well past time I hop onboard the Rainbows in the Dark bandwagon, and I’ll start with Courtney Barnett. The Australian singer-songwriter’s been high on my list all year, thanks to both the success of her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit as well as a terrific gig at the Bowery Ballroom last month in support of the album. But this post isn’t about that album. Instead, we’re going to take it back a couple of years.    Continue reading