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Otherwise, What’s the Point? An Interview with Kat Bee of Summer Bummer Records

August 27, 2014

Otherwise, What’s the Point? An Interview with Kat Bee of Summer Bummer Records In a time where it seems like many labels are known for their own name-recognition rather than the quality of music they push out, Summer Bummer is one of the most important record labels out there right now, putting the focus and attention back on artists. The label gives “special attention to... 

Carnatic Radio: Your 24/7 Source for Krithis

August 13, 2014

Carnatic Radio: Your 24/7 Source for Krithis Over the past few months, I’ve developed an addiction to CarnaticRadio, a Singapore-based online stream of Carnatic music. I became obsessed with Carnatic songs, the Southern style of Indian classical music, after taking an incredible student-initiated survey course taught by Stanford students and... 

Side-by-Side: Bathetic’s ‘Dynasty at Ghost Town’

August 12, 2014

Side-by-Side: Bathetic’s ‘Dynasty at Ghost Town’ Asheville’s Bathetic label has always had an ambitious heart, serving as both a breeding ground for forever forlorn and experimental folk (Angel Olsen, Scott Tuma, Padang Food Tigers), doomed guitar-based haunts (High Aura’d, Kwaidan), demented bedroom “pop” (Cough Cool, Lee... 

As Long As It Has the Right Vibe: An Interview with Skeppet

August 8, 2014

As Long As It Has the Right Vibe: An Interview with Skeppet The first time you listen to the epic “Den Nya Kusten” (Swedish for “The New Coast”) by Sweden’s Skeppet, you’re likely to be thoroughly drawn in by the hypnotic collision of sounds that ooze from your speakers. There are only a handful of musical elements at work in these recordings (guitar,... 

Something Mystical Going On: An Interview with Headboggle

August 6, 2014

Something Mystical Going On: An Interview with Headboggle My previous effort to get into the head of Derek “Headboggle” Gedalecia gave me a close look at the turbulent politics of the San Francisco Bay Area noise scene. After Derek had to cancel our meeting at the last minute, a resulting lengthy interview with Greg Garbage netted facetious death...