“Making music work to the lyric, and making the lyric work to the note.”
“People discouraged me when I sang as a child, said, ‘You can’t carry a tune in a bucket.’ People still say that. Well, fuck it. I haven’t been trying to carry a tune. I’ve been essaying, expressing my interests in abstract terms, devil take the hindmost.”
“A big part of music for me has always been advocacy, and about having a space where people who feel marginalized by society can do things together.”
O’Rourke and Sanders go over the complex layerings—from lyrics to mixes to the LP’s cover—in O’Rourke’s recent pop album, Simple Songs.
“When I’m home, I’m completely alone. I get the creative bug, and if I’m sitting here long enough not working on music, it drives me insane.”
Faux reunion shows, B-sides, new-age garage music, and packing albums to the brim.
Universal languages, performing in a trance, and the benefits of losing your work.
Musician and composer David Grubbs collaborates with improvisatory artists—including C. Spencer Yeh—to attain an unrepeatable quality on his new album, The Plain Where The Palace Stood.
Andrew Cedermark’s unique perspective on sauerkraut and writing lyrics for his forthcoming album Home Life
Channeling neurosis into haunting dance beats, Autre Ne Veut’s newest release Anxiety helps bring us all in on the healing process.
“When we walk around with all this weight on our shoulders, we justify our boots.”
Formed in Scotland during 1986, the Vaselines were a band that was almost a fanzine.
Spanning the distance between the living room and the mythic desert surrounding the Tucson barrio, between Erik Satie and Max Roach, John Covertino’s home-recorded Raglandtransmits an intimate immensity, a space Rilke contemplated when he wrote, “the world is large, but in us it is deep as the sea.”
Last year sister and brother Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger—New Yorkers raised in Ernest Hemingway’s Oak Park, Illinois—quickly made their mark by releasing one of the most beguiling debut albums in years.
Climax Golden Twins—actually a trio—has a considerable discography of well-hidden projects.