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Ever Hopeful: Tracing the Lineage of San Francisco’s Tiaras

March 26, 2015

Ever Hopeful: Tracing the Lineage of San Francisco’s Tiaras San Francisco’s Tiaras released their self-titled album last month on Sacramento boutique punk and garage label Mt. St. Mtn. Tiaras is a shimmering debut, ever-hopeful like much of lead singer Ryan Grubbs’ past work in Ganglians, and marks a turning point for two songwriters aligned since 2008.... 

From the Archives: Motion & Soundlessness – Lawrence English’s The Peregrine

March 25, 2015

From the Archives: Motion & Soundlessness – Lawrence English’s The Peregrine Originally released in 2011, Lawrence English’s The Peregrine saw the Brisbane, Australia-based producer and Room40 owner poised at the precipice of a long and hallowed discography, including revered works of processed sound on Touch, Line, Immune, Autumn, Baskaru, and his own Room40, among... 

Blood: A Look Inside REIGHNBEAU’s New Album

March 19, 2015

Blood: A Look Inside REIGHNBEAU’s New Album When I called Bryce Fletcher Hample of REIGHNBEAU, he was in his Albuquerque studio, painting. The musician was preparing for a show exhibiting seven of his newest paintings at The Harwood Art Center alongside a handful of other New Mexico-based visual artists. Hample’s career as a visual artist is... 

I Want It All: Blake Butler On Music & Writing

March 17, 2015

I Want It All: Blake Butler On Music & Writing In the last ten years, who in the world has listened to strange, crazy pieces of music obsessively, over and over… and written a widely published novel influenced by those experiences? Survey a few 21st century authors and their musical influences, and you might get some intriguing but unsurprising... 

Modular Republic: An Interview with Sam Prekop

March 12, 2015

Modular Republic: An Interview with Sam Prekop For the better part of two decades, Sam Prekop has been something of a household name in indie rock. Serving as a member of late-80s, early-90s darlings Shrimp Boat, recording jazzy pop with Archer Prewitt, Eric Claridge, and John McEntire as the Sea and Cake, or issuing dichotomous sets of pop and...