Columns

Teenage Rage #5: Urinal Cake Records, Snappy Little Numbers, & Larsen Recordz

July 29, 2013

Teenage Rage #5: Urinal Cake Records, Snappy Little Numbers, & Larsen Recordz Teenage Rage scopes out the leading edge of garage rock and its many associates, as a more melodic counterpart to Michael Tau’s other column, Unheard. IN THIS ISSUE I cast the spotlight on Urinal Cake Records, a growing enterprise that pushes at the margins of rock music. Then I touch on several... 

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #6: Kurt Vile & Fleetwood Mac

July 26, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #6: Kurt Vile & Fleetwood Mac 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a column by a man trying to recreate the world of his childhood with vinyl. His address is Woodall Hall 124, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907. He shows up here every Friday. ••• Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze Last December, Spin posted a short article... 

Interface Dynamics #2: Mind Dynamics, IVVVO, Yen Tech

July 17, 2013

Interface Dynamics #2: Mind Dynamics, IVVVO, Yen Tech Every month Tim from Rose Quartz examines three overlooked releases from the digital ether and their place in our networked culture. A certain dystopian current is running strong through underground electronic music right now. While Mind Dynamics — the Brooklyn duo of Brian Whateverer and Daniel... 

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #5: Recent Tapes from Night-People and Joe’s New Akai CS-M3

July 12, 2013

90 Miles Out of Atlanta #5: Recent Tapes from Night-People and Joe’s New Akai CS-M3 90 Miles Out of Atlanta is a column about things that you can hold that hold music, written by an aging man who fetishizes them. His address is Woodall Hall 124, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907. He shows up here every Friday. ••• Akai CS-M3 There is a central line of tension... 

Unheard #15: Little Big Chief’s Dissolute Garage Music and Ultramarine’s Weird Tapes

July 11, 2013

Unheard #15: Little Big Chief’s Dissolute Garage Music and Ultramarine’s Weird Tapes Unheard explores the moist recesses of “unconventional music” and attempts to have fun doing so. Whether it’s pimply basement hounds jockeying weathered blocks of noise or beefy luddites clunking out waxy half-songs on broken Casio keyboards and even-more-broken electric guitars, you’re going... 

Performance Art Garfunkel #1: Unur (Modern Tapes/Genetic Music)

July 10, 2013

Performance Art Garfunkel #1: Unur (Modern Tapes/Genetic Music) Welcome to the first article in a series I’m calling Performance Art Garfunkel, a column which will focus on what it means to be a solo project in the 2010s, or whatever you call this decade, now that the computer screen doors have swung wide open and the singer-songwriter and his acoustic guitar...