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Willona Sloan

Willona on Wax – Old to New: Modest Mouse

The Moon & Antarctica and Strangers to Ourselves   I just bought Modest Mouse’s 2015 album, Strangers to Ourselves (Epic), which is the band’s sixth record. A couple of months ago, I also snapped up a 10th anniversary reissue of...

WILLONA ON WAX: Hozier & The Fugees

Hozier Hozier The first time I heard Hozier’s breakout (and Grammy-nominated) single, “Take Me to Church” I was sleeping. I woke as if from a beautiful dream, jumped out of bed and went to my computer. I needed to...

WILLONA ON WAX: Heartbreak and Poetry

New Vinyl Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were Island British singer/songwriter Ben Howard’s second full-length album, I Forget Where We Were, is a melancholy and musically-complex record. Howard experiments with tones and effects on each intricately crafted song....

WILLONA ON WAX: Seattle Grunge & African Psych

Each month in Willona on Wax, Willona Sloan reviews new vinyl, reissues, and vintage finds. For her first installment, she reviews a Soul Jazz comp of lesser-known Northwestern grunge bands, and an Analog Africa comp of psychedelic sounds from...