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Review: Foxing – “The Medic”

[Image courtesy of CYLS Records] Foxing “The Medic” CYLS Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett When we started Half Cloth, we really wanted to talk about pieces of art and culture that manage to mix in all the stuff we like. An example might be the forward-thinking fashion ideas we’re seeing from the NBA’s under-25 generation,...

Feature: The HALF CLOTH Guide To Halloween

  FEATURE: THE HALF CLOTH GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN by Chad Jewett Not everyone likes horror movies. More specifically, I don’t like horror movies. There are of course films that are incredibly scary that are also artistically valuable, because they have something to say with their narrative bloodshed; The Shining, The Exorcist, Night of the Living...

Review: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’

Review: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’

[Image Courtesy of GOOD Music] Pusha T My Name is My Name GOOD Music, 2013. by Chad Jewett Before I write a single word about Pusha T’s very good debut LP, My Name is My Name, let’s just take a second to be glad it exists. This is a record that has been teased and...

Feature: MLB 2013 World Series Preview

Feature: MLB 2013 World Series Preview

FEATURE: MLB 2013 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW by Trevor Johnson It’s hard to come up with much that hasn’t already been written or said about the World Series at this point. Casual fans of the 28 other teams will wish they could pull for anyone but these two and their respective fan bases, as both are...

Review: State Faults – “Amalgamation”

Review: State Faults – “Amalgamation”

[Image courtesy of No Sleep Records] State Faults“Amalgamation”No Sleep Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett  If you’ve read my previous reviews of the new Balance and Composure and Touché Amoré records, you know I’m a soft touch when it comes to bands that can balance pathos and tempest. Post-hardcore music tends to be instinctual music –...

Review: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

Review: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

[Image courtesy of Merge Records] Arcade Fire “Afterlife” by Chad Jewett Arcade Fire was seemingly between a rock and a hard place in attempting a grand, album-era rollout for their upcoming record, Reflektor. All appearances would seem to indicate that Reflektor is almost guaranteed to be a grower – a double-album filled with very, very...

Review: ‘Star Wars Volume One: In The Shadow Of Yavin’

Review: ‘Star Wars Volume One: In The Shadow Of Yavin’

[Image courtesy of Dark Horse] by Chad Jewett In light of the announcement by Disney and LucasFilms of a new Star Wars trilogy, set to take place after the events of Return of the Jedi, there has been a lot of discussion about what it is we all want to see in a new Star...