Eric Danton

Eric Danton


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Eric Danton

Title
Knows it's only rock 'n' roll, but likes it.
Bio
Contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Salon, Paste magazine, M Music & Musicians magazine, ListenDammit.com and more.
Website
Expertise
music writing / blogging, music journalism, music blogging
Interests
hip-hop, indie rock, rock, folk, indie, music, r&b, folk rock, psychedelic rock
Location
Northampton, MA

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Lukas Creswell-Rost submitted media.

Ten Dollar Cocktails [Official Video] by Lukas Creswell-Rost

Eric Danton

Gloomy aesthetic of the video matches the chilly vibe of the song, lending an air of uncertainty and foreboding, especially toward the end. 

Vasco Cabecadas submitted media.

Fancy Pants by Savanna

Eric Danton

Kind of fascinated by the prismatic '60s-style vocals and the post-punk musical arrangement with that buzzsaw lead guitar grafted on. It's a weird pastiche that shouldn't work, but does.

jordan parker submitted media.

The Haunting by Mara

Eric Danton

Dig the icy guitar, but song plods where it could be explosive: at the 16-second mark, for example, where the rest of the band comes in. There's already a post-punk Interpol thing happening here, why not bust it open like they do on "Untitled" on the first album? More instrumental contrast and crisply defined parts would help.

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

Eric Danton

Like the contrast between the rhythm and the buzzy melodic element, and the way the noise builds and recedes as the track progresses. Glitchy bleep-blorp elements add texture. Perfect length, in that the track doesn't overstay its welcome.

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

Close Call by DSP

Eric Danton

Song is compelling and dynamic. Nice build at the start, and shifting sonic textures help keep things interesting as the tune progresses. Not sure I'd want a whole album of this, but the track is enjoyable.

Joe Turner submitted media.

Silver Tassels by Joe Turner & the Seven Levels

Eric Danton

Serviceable, catchy pop song, though doesn't stand out much from plenty of other songs by plenty of other bands.

Joe Turner submitted media.

"New Prescription" by Joe Turner & the Seven Levels

Eric Danton

Much catchier than the other "Girls Get Drugs for Free" tune -- love the robust lead guitar and the interplay throughout. Not much happens in the video, apart from the fairly literal prescription treatment.

State.com submitted media.

Eric Danton

Clever video that aptly sums up the clutter, noise and, often, futility of social media. I don't tend to gravitate toward YouTube often, so not sure a cliffhanger ending (what happens next?) will do much to lure in users like me.