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Two Daniels & Two Days in Japan: A Pregnant Tour

May 28, 2013

Two Daniels & Two Days in Japan: A Pregnant Tour Editor’s Note: Daniel Trudeau was kind enough to spend a while emailing with me about Pregnant‘s recent performances in Tokyo. Bear in mind, Pregnant is currently two Daniels; Trudeau and Ramirez, and they’ve got a new album, Pottery Mill, out now on Mush. The above picture is of... 

Can’t Fool Me Now: An Interview with Scout Niblett

May 23, 2013

Can’t Fool Me Now: An Interview with Scout Niblett This summer, it’s up to Scout Niblett. With the release of her sixth album, It’s Up To Emma, out May 21 on Drag City, the English singer-songwriter has crafted the most revealing and intimate work of her career. That’s her name in the title (her birth name Emma Louise Niblett) and that’s her... 

Jimy SeiTang, Solo and Somber: An Interview with Stygian Stride

May 20, 2013

Jimy SeiTang, Solo and Somber: An Interview with Stygian Stride Stygian Stride is the solo project of Jimy SeiTang, a former member of Psychic Ills who currently plays with the band Rhyton. In addition to the release of his self-titled debut album through Thrill Jockey Records, he recently celebrated his first show as a solo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jimy... 

Behind Closed Doors: An Interview with Robedoor

May 16, 2013

Behind Closed Doors: An Interview with Robedoor Los Angeles-based doomed electronic act Robedoor has just released a new album called Primal Sphere on euro label Hands In The Dark. It’s a fortyish-minute landrovering-the-sands-of-Mars sort of album that whips you in the face like some interplanetary windstorm that has to pick up the second... 

Decoder Does Debacle: A Live Report of Debacle Fest 2013

May 14, 2013

Decoder Does Debacle: A Live Report of Debacle Fest 2013 “It sounds like a generator in there,” read a text from a friend drinking a beer across the street from the FRED Wildlife Refuge. I couldn’t help but agree as Total Life’s Kevin Doria finished up his set, which entailed 20 minutes of drone, noise, and warped sonics emanating from a mysterious... 

I Would Not Describe Myself as a Musician: An Interview with Roy Montgomery

May 8, 2013

I Would Not Describe Myself as a Musician: An Interview with Roy Montgomery Roy Montgomery deserves respect as an artist for creating very moving musical imagery that links his audience with his own emotional experience — a quality few artists have and a mark of both high talent and intelligence. In addition to pursuing a career in teaching at the university level (he is... 

I’m Slow… I Need to go Faster: An Interview with Brian Chippendale

May 6, 2013

I’m Slow… I Need to go Faster: An Interview with Brian Chippendale Having self-released a steady stream of albums under the Black Pus moniker for the past 8 years, Brian Chippendale – best known for his monstrous drumming in legendary noise duo Lightning Bolt – finally copped a deal with Thrill Jockey for his latest record, All My Relations. But be damned if you’re... 

“Letter” from an Editor

May 2, 2013

“Letter” from an Editor When I started writing about music several years ago, I was still wrestling with a complex against documenting things I enjoyed. That never seemed like enough reason. As a consequence, I may draw too close a line between frustration and motivation; frustration sometimes being a big part of what motivates... 

The Law of the Label: An Interview with Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings

May 2, 2013

The Law of the Label: An Interview with Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings My favorite Record Store Day 2012 release was Eight Trails, One Path, a compilation of solo guitarists from Three Lobed Recordings. It was my introduction to Steve Gunn, one of the few artists whose every recorded note I hope to one day own. I dug deeper into Three Lobed and found hours and hours of...