INTRODUCING: WILL SUTER

August 23, 2010

Ed. Note: Today we announce the final member of the ATG staff, Will Suter. Will is going to be conducting interviews, attending shows, and helping organize ATG events in addition to contributing as a writer. Please join me in welcome him the the ATG team.

I am Will Suter. I am a Taurus. I enjoy long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners and sunsets. I graduated from Trinity College in ’06 and I’ve been working in music for the past 3 years with various labels, booking agencies and management companies. I’ve been back and forth between Miami and New York over the past couple of years. I recently settled back down in D.C., where I grew up and definitely have noticed a stronger pulse on the local music scene, which is refreshing! Around DC you can most likely find me at U Street Music Hall, Teaism, Surfside or Brickskeller.

I used to be a contributing writer for The Tripwire, which was a fun time. I’ve had the privilege of traveling a ton for work. Over the past couple of years I’ve attended and helped plan events during CMJ Music Marathon (NYC), Art Basel (Miami), Coachella (California), Pop Montreal and South By Southwest (Austin). I look forward to covering many of these in the future for All Things Go.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out a few of my favorite albums released over the past year and some MP3’s: Wild Smile by Suckers, This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem, Sundreamm EP by MillionYoung and Plastic Beach by Gorrillaz. Also, the greatest remix ever produced is the Phones edit of “I Ain’t Saying My Goodbyes” by Tom Vek.

MP3: Tom Vek – “I Ain’t Saying my Goodbyes (Phones Edit)”
MP3: Gorillaz – “Rhinestone Eyes”
MP3: LCD Soundsystem – “Home”
MP3: MillionYoung – “Hammock”
MP3: Suckers – “Black Sheep”

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INTRODUCING: STEPHEN VALLIMARESCU

August 20, 2010

Ed. Note: This is one of our first steps in the development of the new ATG. Please welcome our new writer (and my butt buddy since high school) Stephen.

My name is Stephen Vallimarescu, and after passing the fitness test, I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the ATG team. To give you a brief bio, I’m 23 years old and live in Adams Morgan in Washington, DC. I graduated from Trinity College (bro capital of the northeast) a little more than a year ago, and I currently work for both RCRD LBL (production) and Blisspop (writing/editing). In addition to my current positions, I’ve been fortunate enough to gain experience in the music industry through past internships at Capitol Records in New York and The Beggars Group in London.

As a new ATG contributor, I’m going to do my best to deliver fresh tunes and epic events on a consistent basis. To give you an idea of what to expect moving forward, download some of my favorite tracks of the summer below (in no specific order):

MP3: Monarchy – “Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost Remix ft. Dixon)”
MP3: Clubfeet – “Edge Of Extremes”
MP3: Rihanna – “Rudeboy (Gentlemen Thieves Remix 1.1)”
MP3: Francis and the Lights – “For Days”


YOU WAITED SINCE LUNCH

August 18, 2010

I’m here in beautiful Charlevoix, in Northern Michigan, on vacation with my family until Monday, so posting may slow down a little bit this week, with Adrian off in Spain until the 30th. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the massive changes I mentioned are in full swing right now, and you’ll notice some of them in the very near future. Please be patient with us, and you’ll see it’s worth it.

Real quick before I get back to my picturesque vacation (tennis, sailing, swimming in the lake, golf carting around the farm) check the Basement Jaxx remix of Vampire Weekend’s “White Sky” which has been floating around for a few days. There was a BBC radio rip a few weeks back, but this official version sounds pretty damn awesome, and will be bumped at ATG house parties for the foreseeable future.

MP3: Vampire Weekend – “White Sky (Basement Jaxx Remix)”

Love,
Zack


All Things Go – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

June 17, 2010

This post has been a long time coming. As you loyal readers may have noticed, we have upped our posting to healthy levels over the past month, averaging a little over a post a day. Adrian and I have realized that this is our passion, and we really want to make sure we continue to push forward and make ATG better and better. With that in mind, we have decided to overhaul the site, remodeling everything to make it more streamlined and interactive. Basically, we want All Things Go to be taken to the next level. Since this is a music blog, and we value our readers’ insight, we wanted you all to be a part of the process. Tell us what you would like to see. More mixtapes? New color scheme? More dedicated posts? Contests? Concert Reviews? We can’t improve without your insight.

In addition to the remodeling, we will move to our own domain, which we have yet to decide on, but http://www.allthingsgo.wordpress.com will still work for all you RSS subscribers.

One thing that Adrian and I have discussed is that we wish people would comment more. Without your comments, we don’t know what’s working for all of you, and what isn’t. In addition, comments boost our egos, and help us want to post more. Without it, we feel like people just come, steal the jam, and don’t even read our beautifully crafted pieces posts.

Ok so, with all of that being said, please leave more comments letting us know what you like or don’t like, and PLEASE shoot us an email at allthingsgoblog@gmail.com telling us what you think we can do to make ATG better.

ALSO, if you aren’t already, please FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

MP3: Passion Pit – “Better Things”

Love,
Zack & Adrian

PS: We may be looking for a few more dedicated writers. It’s not paid (obviously) but it’s a fun experience to share your thoughts on music with an audience in the millions tens of thousands thousands. Send us some writing samples at allthingsgoblog@gmail.com along with a brief bio if you’re interested.


Odds and Ends

January 11, 2010

To those of you expecting a Top 20 albums coming from me (which I failed to make last year or the year before), it..IS coming. Soon. Promise.

To those of you hoping for more activity here, that is coming as well. We’ve got a lot on our plates at the moment. Adrian is headed back to the U.K. and I am starting up a new semester here at GW. Regardless, excuses are lame, and we’ll be back and rolling A.S.A.P.

To those of you wondering if I have been keeping up with the cool kids these days, don’t worry. I am still up on it. Expect plenty of delicious gooey musical goodness coming in a very short while.

To those of you hoping that you didn’t waste your time reading this boring post without at least one cool song attached, I got you. Check out “Crysteena” by Mille, the newest artist in the Neon Gold stable. The song is an epic synth jam, building steam throughout (much like a Justice track) but with a much more 80s-centric vibe than Parisian DJ crew music.

MP3: Mille – “Crysteena”

Love,
Zack


Sit Back and Wave through the Daylight – ATG Returns

June 15, 2009

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It’s been pretty desolate ’round these here parts for the last few weeks. To be fair, Adrian’s graduation and my return from the most exciting six months of my life have kept us quite busy, and not too focused on contributing around here. That needs to change, for your sake and, moreso, for my own. This blog has slowly seen its activity dwindle, yet our blog tracker shows that you all still check in every day, hoping that we’ve awoken from a much-needed slumber to deliver our own brand of music journalism. I am embarrassed with the lack of writing here, and am ready to make some serious changes. Over the coming weeks, we will be remodeling the site in order to better serve the readers, and to trumpet our return as a serious active outlet for new and exciting music. We want you to be more active in the process, so if you have a band or musician you’d like to have heard, email us at allthingsgoblog@gmail.com and we’ll publish your posts. In addition, we would love to see improved feedback through our comments section (50% of our recent comments are “enjoy viagra penis viagra oxycontin” which, while exciting, isn’t necessarily relevant).

I know that you have heard all of this before, and are not setting your expectations high. That is fair and we deserve that, and we are ready and willing to win you all back. With that in mind, check out the already-blown-up-yet-still-totally-worth-posting “Daylight” by the suddenly popular Matt & Kim (which was recently featured in a Bacardi ad).

MP3: Matt and Kim – “Daylight”

Sit back and wave through the daylight.

Love,
Zack


Welcome Back

April 1, 2009
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The Cliffs of Moher in Galway, Ireland

Pardon the interruption, but I have just returned from an odyssey across Europe these past ten days. With stops in Galway, Dublin, London, and Barcelona, I had arguably the most exhilarating 10 days of my entire life. In order to accurately capture the moment, allow me to run down some knowledge I gained.

  • The Irish drink Guinness.
  • No, like a lot of Guinness.
  • Like, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Guinness.
  • Ireland is actually just green fields, black sheep, and stony hills. And that’s just fine with me.
  • Dublin seemed interesting, but I didn’t get enough time there.
  • London is just as I remembered it, which is a very good thing.
  • The British like Kings of Leon waaaaayyyy more than we do.
  • “Yeaaaaahhhhhh, your sex is on fiiiiiiiiiiyyyyrrreeee.”
  • There’s a reason Ryanair is so cheap, and it’s not a good one.
  • It’s really really hard to stay out until 6AM to go clubbing in Barcelona.
  • But the Dow Jones Bar is worth it.
  • And Opium is not.
  • Katie Lehman and Emma Spear are the best travel partners ever.

That just about sums up my vacation, in case you were wondering, which you probably weren’t, since I didn’t mention I was going anywhere, I just dissappeared for over two weeks, and then wrote this, massive, run-on sentence. How about some music then?

First check out “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show, who I know nothing about and didn’t care to research, although I literally melt when I hear this beautiful song, off of their 2004 release, O.C.M.S.. Not my typical style, but man is it ever heartwarming. Thanks to the aforementioned Katie and Emma for the tip.

MP3: Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”

Second, check Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” which you have undoubtedly heard before, but since I heard it maybe 50 times in Galway and London, I figured I might share again.

MP3: Kings of Leon – “Sex on Fire”

ALSO, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER PLEASE. I know, we gave in. Get over it.

Love,
Zack