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Seattle and the Sahel, or, How your favorite rock star is really just a modern-day shaman

November 26, 2014

Seattle and the Sahel, or, How your favorite rock star is really just a modern-day shaman The art of music is so inherent in man that it is superfluous to have a particular name for it. —Francis Bebey, African Music: A People’s Art (1969) trans. Josephine Bennet What do you do after a record knocks your socks off? Silence seems like the best compliment one can afford. You are speechless,... 

Bedhead pt. 2: Remembered

November 13, 2014

Bedhead pt. 2: Remembered Much has been said about the sense of perfection in Bedhead’s music. With an appreciation of restraint and arrangements that were de-cluttered to the point utter austerity, the Dallas-based band’s approach fell in line with the encroaching “slow core” tag. But Bedhead’s songs... 

Bedhead pt. 1: Interviewed

November 12, 2014

Bedhead pt. 1: Interviewed While bands across the United States spent the 90s trying to make big money off variations of belligerent and ironic rock, a handful of artists quietly followed paths away from the wreckage. Lumped together under nebulous genre names like “slowcore,” these artists recast the term “rock”...