Philip Cosores is a freelance writer and photographer for Diffuser.fm, beginning in March of 2013. He is the Director of Aux.Out., the long-form section of Consequence of Sound, where he also contributes a monthly column, The Day Room. He regularly writes and takes pictures for Paste Magazine, The Orange County Register, and Noisey/Vice, and has appeared in Myspace, East Bay Express, Spinner (RIP), LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Brooklyn Vegan, and others, including Beats Per Minute, where he served as Managing Editor. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from U.C. Santa Cruz and is the proud owner of a tiny dog named Tumbleweed.
Julianna Barwick, ‘Nepenthe’ – Album Review
An press email about Julianna Barwick's new album 'Nepenthe' claims that single 'One Half' contains her first-ever definitive lyrics. Interestingly, she's managed to wait until her third album of vocal-loop-based music to try out some words.
Crocodiles, ‘Crimes of Passion’ – Album Review
If you ever find yourself having to describe the band Crocodiles, a San Diego-born project from duo Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell, don't be ashamed if you struggle. In fact, be suspicious of anyone who does it too easily, or who brings up the Jesus and Mary Chain or Echo and the Bunnymen and simply leaves it at that.
Ty Segall, ‘Sleeper’ – Album Review
Ty Segall gets labeled a throwback for his sonic links to classic garage, psych and punk music, but such reductionist criticism denies the now-Los Angeles-based musician's originality.
No Age, ‘An Object’ – Album Review
No Age's third full-length, not counting the compilation 'Weirdo Rippers,' is three years in the making. That's a long time, considering their first two LPs and 'Weirdo Rippers' all came out in a three-year span. In interviews, Dean Spunt and Randy Randall have talked about the difficulty of writing this album, at least until they arrived at a concept: 'An Object.'
Superchunk, ‘I Hate Music’ – Album Review
On the list of things that don't get enough credit, consistency is right up there with single parents, teachers and beans. Sure, we praise Cal Ripkin Jr. for taking routine to superhuman levels, but think of bands that have released five albums -- then think of how many have released five albums that are actually good.
Outside Lands 2013 Day 3: Vampire Weekend and Willie Nelson End on High Notes
The problem with this year's Outside Lands was obvious from the moment the festival lineup was announced: The Coachella overlap was major.
Outside Lands 2013 Day Two: Nine Inch Nails Prove Sharp As Ever, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rehash Coachella Performance + More
Day two of (Aug. 10) Outside Lands 2013 featured two headliners that seem on opposite ends of the career spectrum, headed in different directions in terms of relevance and popularity. Or at least they did before Saturday night.
Outside Lands 2013 Day 1 Recap: The National Rock With Bob Weir, Band of Horses Bring the Noise + More
Outside Lands 2013 kicked off on Friday night (Aug. 9) at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco with Paul McCartney as the chief attraction.
10 Best Flaming Lips Songs
The band has tons of great songs, and compiling their greatest, we could have stuck with tracks from 'The Soft Bulletin' and not gone wrong. Instead, we gave them the big-picture look they deserve.
10 Best Superchunk Songs
It's hard to oversell Superchunk's legacy. As founders of Merge Records, band leaders Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance have accomplished enough to warrant a book, but the label's success often overshadows McCaughan's songwriting talents.