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No Novelty and Nothing to Ignore: An Interview with Molly Bartlett of Sauna

March 27, 2014

No Novelty and Nothing to Ignore: An Interview with Molly Bartlett of Sauna Sauna is a garage pop group started by four high school friends in Denver, Colorado: Molly Bartlett (lead vocals), C.J. MacLeod (guitar), Ethan Hill (bass), and Samantha Davis (drums). The band has always been responsible for crafting some of the most addictive and catchy pop songs since their inception,... 

Symbiosis: A Conversation with Woodsman’s Mark Demolar

March 25, 2014

Symbiosis: A Conversation with Woodsman’s Mark Demolar There is a magic to everything that the Brooklyn-via-Colorado three-piece Woodsman do. On their third LP, released via guitarist Trevor Peterson’s own Fire Talk Records, they seem to have reached peak levels of synergy. Both live and recorded, there is a distinct sense of togetherness and understanding... 

Live Report: MOTOR XI featuring Powell, Black Hat, Chris Davis, and Mood Organ

March 20, 2014

Live Report: MOTOR XI featuring Powell, Black Hat, Chris Davis, and Mood Organ The last time I went to the Highline bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was for Debacle Fest 2013, where a group of noise artists assaulted ears for the better part of three hours on an unseasonably hot day in the city. The Highline, a vegan metal bar nestled on the second level of a small... 

Making Music to Resonate: An Interview with Gushing Cloud

March 11, 2014

Making Music to Resonate: An Interview with Gushing Cloud Under the Gushing Cloud moniker, Cory Bengtsen released a trippy, ecstatic, funky record at the crossroads of electronic and rock music last year; a frenetic, jazzy, and sample-infused din called Beat Wings in Vain. Bengtsen (AKA Gushing Cloud, formerly AKA Gus Kumo for his live performance alias)... 

Let the Cards Fall where they May: A Conversation with Greg Garbage

March 6, 2014

Let the Cards Fall where they May: A Conversation with Greg Garbage The first day I heard Greg Garbage’s music, I was only vaguely aware of his billing as the DJ in the corner of a flyer. I had come to see his friend Derek Gedalecia, whose prolific output as Headboggle intersects with Greg’s on more than one occasion. It was an opportunity to further understand the...