Longform Editions Curates Digital Galleries for Listening

My latest for Bandcamp dropped this week, a label profile on Longform Editions, a series run by two people who have been in and around the music industry a long time and possess a lot of the most refreshing, compelling, and modern ideas for contemporary music engagement I am aware of. Check it out! ©… Continue reading Longform Editions Curates Digital Galleries for Listening

Bush Tetras Box Set Feature

This week, I got to see my first feature for Bandcamp go live! I was honored to be selected to write about the Bush Tetras box set and even more honored to get to describe my hometown of Cleveland accurately as an "art punk mecca" feeding directly into the NYC scene in the late 70s… Continue reading Bush Tetras Box Set Feature

November Bandcamp Day Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku

Hello! I took some time off from doing this. These haiku reviews were composed over the past few months and include stuff I saved in a draft of recommendations for September Bandcamp Day that I never published. If you only listen to one thing on this list, please make it the first thing, which is… Continue reading November Bandcamp Day Reccos feat. Very Good Haiku

Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

I am honored and excited to close out 2021 with a mixtape I made for one of my oldest friends. (You should be able to both stream and download it through Currents.FM--please let me know if it is not working, but you can also just straight download it right here.) I have had to wait… Continue reading Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

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