American Dreams Records Moves Beyond American Damage

Wrote about one of the labels that makes me the most proud to be a resident of the city of Chicago--let it be known this was the most challenging time I have ever had picking the releases to showcase, due to the enormous volume of amazing output on this label, so please let this be… Continue reading American Dreams Records Moves Beyond American Damage

’95 is Nothing Without You: Connecting the Dots of 90s Indie Rock in Boston

At the end of last year, I talked a bunch of shit about Boston online. As a result, I discovered its many great 90s bands and was encouraged by Leah Callahan of Turkish Delight and Betwixt to work more seriously at being a music writer, because "the world needs more truly working class artists"--a statement… Continue reading ’95 is Nothing Without You: Connecting the Dots of 90s Indie Rock in Boston

Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

Honored to be featured in the first issue of the first volume of the new music publication, Brilliant Corners, and excited to have a place to write things in the first person for a change! It's a very personal essay on one of my favorite albums, the Black Eyes S/T. It's also about trauma &… Continue reading Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

Summer 2021//sweet and low

I make all of my mixtape art with pages from the New Yorker. This is above and away my favorite and has best captured the vibe of the tape's sonic world so far in my seasonal mixtape adventures. Note: I used to keep a journal, many journals annually, and then at some point I decided… Continue reading Summer 2021//sweet and low

Fred Thomas Lifetime Achievement on Bandcamp

One of the tasks I take most seriously as a music journalist writing primarily for Bandcamp dot com is ensuring that all of my favorite songwriters get a "Bandcamp Grammy." So, with no further ado, it is finally here: today we celebrate the long ass life of Fred Thomas in independent music. Please enjoy an… Continue reading Fred Thomas Lifetime Achievement on Bandcamp

August Bandcamp Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku

Well, I will definitely cop to being very behind on promos this Bandcamp Day! Don't assume I didn't like it if it is not in here; most of these are records I reviewed in LATE JUNE. I will get caught up very soon! Cloud Juice by Gretchen Korsmo The early morning ambient medicine for my… Continue reading August Bandcamp Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku

Full Spectrum Label Profile

Hello! This is just to note that my latest for Bandcamp dropped yesterday afternoon. I researched and wrote the whole thing in the middle of a crisis move, so I am particularly proud of how it turned out given the circumstances. Many people are in agreement that I am uniquely talented at making experimental music… Continue reading Full Spectrum Label Profile

Juneteenth Bandcamp Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku

Today is Juneteenth Day and Bandcamp is donating its share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund again. While I would love to specifically focus on listening to Black artists and highlighting them this Juneteenth, I just got done with a very stressful and exhausting crisis move and had to write my latest article… Continue reading Juneteenth Bandcamp Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku