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Side-by-Side: Hausu Mountain’s Narf Guzz Batch

January 29, 2016

Side-by-Side: Hausu Mountain’s Narf Guzz Batch Tapes! My inner Donald Trump would say that like every movement grounded in democracy, there comes a time when maybe too many people have a voice; there are too many artists,  there are too many bands, with too few ideas, united under too similar of an ideology: find object with strings, strum, make... 

Year of the Dugg: Steve’s 2015

January 28, 2016

Year of the Dugg: Steve’s 2015 What a shitty year. Personally and globally, it’s hard to see how much worse 2015 could have gotten. My own year was riven asunder by brain surgery; the world’s by wave after wave of terrorist atrocity, economic hardship, deadly weather and swathes of people so terrified to remain in their homeland... 

Weekend Baking: Liz’s 2015

January 20, 2016

Weekend Baking: Liz’s 2015 2015 was an especially busy year for me; between starting a new full-time job and weekend baking gig, playing with my band (The Furr), and my freelance design work, I had far less opportunity to write for Decoder than I would’ve liked. That’s why I felt that doing a “best of”... 

Life Unboxed: Bryon’s 2015

January 19, 2016

Life Unboxed: Bryon’s 2015 This time around, looking back at the past year is interesting, to say the least. Challenges and successes were bountiful, many significant spirits — important both to me and to the cultural landscape — departed for places not of this Earth, and there seemed to be equal amounts of growth... 

Joy, Conflict, and Consumption: Nicholas’ 2015

January 13, 2016

Joy, Conflict, and Consumption: Nicholas’ 2015 Consuming records is a source of both joy and conflict: joy, where my undying love and obsession with music can be reified for physical engagement; conflict, where my uneasiness with consumption, desire for justice, and the crutches of hanging onto physical objects meet. Obviously, the former wins out... 

I Still Have No Idea What to Put Here: Dwight’s 2015

January 8, 2016

I Still Have No Idea What to Put Here: Dwight’s 2015 In a year filled with over-hyped rhetoric, it feels a little surreal to try and parcel up my take on the experience. Honestly though, I may have felt similarly last year, if the title of my year end posts signals anything. America’s long-winded election is in full-swing… a year+ long leer... 

Side-by-Side: Pastel Voids’ 2015-16 Winter Batch

January 4, 2016

Side-by-Side: Pastel Voids’ 2015-16 Winter Batch Pastel Voids, the label-collective founded by Brooklyn artist Metropol, has announced their winter batch of releases, due out in a variety of formats on January 20th. The releases range from the stripped-down percussion of Ascetic House affiliate Jock Club to the hardcore hardware jams of U.S. Hard...