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Guillermo Pizarro ~ Glasswerks

Every once in awhile, my wife/bandmate and I like to open up our home to some of our musically-inclined traveling friends. Often it’s just a guest bed to crash on, a warm meal after days of road Ramen along with

Guillermo Pizarro ~ Glasswerks

Every once in awhile, my wife/bandmate and I like to open up our home to some of our musically-inclined traveling friends. Often it’s just a guest bed to crash on, a warm meal after days of road Ramen along with

Brundlefly & the Swede ~ Cabin Music

Long before post-rock meant vaguely emotive song titles and soaring, tremolo-picked crescendos, there stood a loose contingent of sonic provocateurs in the Midwest (namely Chicago and Louisville) approaching instrumental music from a very different angle. Melodic, jazzy, and clearly spirited

Brundlefly & the Swede ~ Cabin Music

Long before post-rock meant vaguely emotive song titles and soaring, tremolo-picked crescendos, there stood a loose contingent of sonic provocateurs in the Midwest (namely Chicago and Louisville) approaching instrumental music from a very different angle. Melodic, jazzy, and clearly spirited

The Revolving Bandstand: Remembering With The Caretaker

It’s an image as striking as it is deeply haunting. A dapper couple who could’ve strolled right out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel clasp hand in hand alone at the center of a depthless black floor, directly facing the

The Revolving Bandstand: Remembering With The Caretaker

It’s an image as striking as it is deeply haunting. A dapper couple who could’ve strolled right out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel clasp hand in hand alone at the center of a depthless black floor, directly facing the

Library Tapes/David Wenngren ~ Sketches, Outtakes & Rarities/Les Revenants

The trajectory of David Wenngren’s career as Library Tapes has been a gradual process of coloring in a grayscale, of unearthing a scratched and faded black and white photograph and penciling in shades and hues as time goes on. The

Library Tapes/David Wenngren ~ Sketches, Outtakes & Rarities/Les Revenants

The trajectory of David Wenngren’s career as Library Tapes has been a gradual process of coloring in a grayscale, of unearthing a scratched and faded black and white photograph and penciling in shades and hues as time goes on. The

Ben Fleury-Steiner ~ Clearings

In the summer of 2012, I passed through Philadelphia on tour with a friend and had the privilege of a casual evening set with my usual Philly show-mates Northern Valentine. We played in ferocious thunderstorm weather at a delightfully cramped

Ben Fleury-Steiner ~ Clearings

In the summer of 2012, I passed through Philadelphia on tour with a friend and had the privilege of a casual evening set with my usual Philly show-mates Northern Valentine. We played in ferocious thunderstorm weather at a delightfully cramped

In The Shadow Of Capstan Mountain: Cassette Culture’s Impossible 2012 Heights

In 2011, when my music was really getting off the ground after a few successful tours and releases, I began to get an inkling of just how far-reaching the newly-risen network of cassette labels in this country (and beyond!) really

In The Shadow Of Capstan Mountain: Cassette Culture’s Impossible 2012 Heights

In 2011, when my music was really getting off the ground after a few successful tours and releases, I began to get an inkling of just how far-reaching the newly-risen network of cassette labels in this country (and beyond!) really

Moulttrigger ~ Birds

It’s no secret: birds are kind of getting to be a worn-down trend in popular culture. Don’t believe me? I direct thee to the infamous “Put a bird on it!” skit courtesy of Portlandia. Once quotable and amusing, now ubiquitous and tiring,

Moulttrigger ~ Birds

It’s no secret: birds are kind of getting to be a worn-down trend in popular culture. Don’t believe me? I direct thee to the infamous “Put a bird on it!” skit courtesy of Portlandia. Once quotable and amusing, now ubiquitous and tiring,

Ana Never ~ Small Years

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Groan. Raise your hands if you are thoroughly tired of that cliche, especially in the context of another music review. It’s one of the old fallbacks of our net-dwelling kind, along with unfortunate

Ana Never ~ Small Years

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Groan. Raise your hands if you are thoroughly tired of that cliche, especially in the context of another music review. It’s one of the old fallbacks of our net-dwelling kind, along with unfortunate