Clayton Ambrose

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The Challenge That is Hereditary

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Horror cinema has been having a tough time getting taken seriously in the new millenium. The landscape of the market for the genre is filled with shallow popcorn flicks, the people that see them, and the corporate heads who make it their mission to follow these trends as they line up and fall, one by one. This can lead to the general public forgetting the […]

todayJuly 16, 2018 32


Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Album Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Sophie Album: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides Label: Future Classic Release Date: June 15, 2018 Just seeing my name associated with this album, you probably can already tell I’m swerving way out of my usual lanes by talking about Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Pop isn’t my typical bag, and it doesn’t stem from any disrespect towards the genre or its artists: it’s just not something that ever […]

todayJuly 3, 2018 83

Audio Input

Audio Input: Episode Seven

By Troy Vita Host The long awaited, much anticipated seventh episode of your KTSW Music podcast. In this lo-fi, three-man episode we run through a gauntlet of music news and releases we've missed. Starring: Jacob Carter Troy Vita Clayton Ambrose

todayJune 20, 2018 22 2


The Wonder Years and Revisionist Pop Punk

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist In the realm of film criticism, there exists a genre named the “revisionist Western." This is a sub-genre of Western films where cliches and running themes of the genre are subverted, often playing with grey morality and re-shaping or completely disregarding the messages inherent in the John Wayne-era’s shiny and heroic portrayal of the realistically bloody and depraved wild, wild West. Revisionist Westerns seem preoccupied […]

todayMay 12, 2018 117

Audio Input

Audio Input: Episode Five

By Troy Vita Music Director Clayton Ambrose Che Salgado Troy Vita Jacob Carter SXSW recap, Hobo Johnson hate, and rambling concert stories are all in this exciting edition of Audio Input Podcast.

todayApril 12, 2018 14


The Gauntlet: A Journey Through Rate Your Music’s Five Lowest Rated Albums

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist For us to properly fear the darkness that lies on the edges of humanity, we must first understand it. We must play like explorers, flashlights affixed to our helmets as we plunge into the bottomless well of unknown evils that lie in wait for a foolish and arrogant would-be conqueror to fall into its clutches. This is why I listen to bad music and talk […]

todayApril 6, 2018 79


Mirrored Perspectives on Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)

By Clayton Ambrose and Cheyenne Young Music Journalists The release of the remake of Seattle indie rock outfit Car Seat Headrest’s 2011 album Twin Fantasy provides music fans with a unique opportunity. The album, given the subtitle Face to Face for clarification along with the original gaining the title Mirror to Mirror, separates the masses into two groups: those who have heard the original, and those who haven’t. The latter […]

todayMarch 21, 2018 7321


Songs: Ohia: The Magnolia Electric Co. 15 Years Later

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist “The whole place is dark,” exclaims frontman Jason Molina on “Farewell Transmission,” the first track on The Magnolia Electric Co. This initial line encapsulates more about the album than one might expect the first five words of an album to do, making immediate note of a disappearance of light where it once existed. This album, the last of Molina’s run under the Songs: Ohia moniker, […]

todayFebruary 19, 2018 137


Jeff Rosenstock: POST- Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Jeff Rosenstock Album: POST- Release Date: January 1, 2018 Label: Polyvinyl/Quote Unquote Records Hot on the heels of disaster, rock music legend Jeff Rosenstock has decided to get at it early and ensure that at least the beginning of the year will bear positive fruits. With no press tour, no announcement, and no singles, Rosenstock’s third solo album POST- dropped on the first of […]

todayFebruary 10, 2018 15

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