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Whittling, Not Willing: Catching Up with Terry Malts

September 29, 2015

Whittling, Not Willing: Catching Up with Terry Malts Terry Malts are on a perpetual tour of California. They pop up at punk shows in LA and the Bay Area almost ceaselessly and after running into them three times in five months, I’m almost convinced they’re inescapable (not that that’s a bad thing by any stretch). When Hookworms had to... 

Side-by-Side: Rhucle’s ‘Summer Candle’ and a Sam Hatzaras/noino Split

September 22, 2015

Side-by-Side: Rhucle’s ‘Summer Candle’ and a Sam Hatzaras/noino Split Several days ago, at about 2:00 am I turned on the tap in the kitchen of my childhood home. Water failed to flow out as a deep rumble jerked upwards from the belly of the sink. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a veritable cannon of a water stream shoots upwards from the right faucet handle like a fire hydrant,... 

Music that Pushes: An Interview with Andrew Weathers

September 17, 2015

Music that Pushes: An Interview with Andrew Weathers Andrew Weathers is a guitarist, banjo player, and mastering engineer based in Oakland California. He leads the Andrew Weathers Ensemble and regularly performs with Talk More. He’s recorded and performed with Kirtan Choir, Weathers/Glover, Tethers, Parties, Acid of All Ruins, Bicameral Mind, Northern... 

On Chance & Randomness: Synth Talk with Phil Ventre

September 3, 2015

On Chance & Randomness: Synth Talk with Phil Ventre In this series for Decoder, I talk with some of the musicians in The Spacesuits collective on the role of chance and randomness in their work. The Spacesuits is an international collective of musicians working in tandem to generate new creation myths, taking their cues from pioneer Afrofuturist,...