Dog Faced Hermans Mixtape for Modern Soul Records

Following my article on Dog Faced Hermans for Bandcamp, Modern Soul Records asked me to make a playlist for their site. For this mix, I could have just selected tracks from genres and artists I knew were influential to the Hermans, but I remembered guitarist Andy Moor saying that the band was inspired more by… Continue reading Dog Faced Hermans Mixtape for Modern Soul Records

Rocio Zavala Creates Music From Light

I was grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on the debut album from Rocio Zavala and to sit down with her in this suburban Chicago pizzeria she loves to talk about the process leading up to its creation before she took off for LA. It's absolutely one of the best drone albums I… Continue reading Rocio Zavala Creates Music From Light

Erase Errata’s Nightlife Gave Entertainment an Agenda

When Matt Helgeson invited me on his CrossFade podcast, I realized in studying and discussing Erase Errata's Nightlife for the show that this was a really dense and fascinating album that really commanded more time and attention than we could give it. I got the Bandcamp editors to let me write about it and had… Continue reading Erase Errata’s Nightlife Gave Entertainment an Agenda

The Uncompromising Creative Politics of Dog Faced Hermans

My guide to the revolutionary Dog Faced Hermans finally arrived and made a good splash. I had a great time researching and writing this and just finished work on a Dog Faced Hermans-inspired playlist for Modern Soul Records in collaboration with Andy Moor and Wilf Plum from DFH, so that will be available soon. It's… Continue reading The Uncompromising Creative Politics of Dog Faced Hermans

One Day: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

Me, right now, in the laundromat parking lot, where I am writing this. At the beginning of this Mercury retrograde, the person I had been pretty seriously dating for a month bailed on the Juana Molina show we were supposed to go to at the Old Town School of Folk Music and said he needed… Continue reading One Day: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

This feature is focused on the relationship between the mixtape maker and the mixtape's recipient. Here is my old friend Sevan holding the tape I made for them last fall. My Seasonal Mixtape Series was featured on the Made You a Tape blog run by Sarah Grady in DC. I am the most proud of making a… Continue reading Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

Spring 2022//the sputtering chariot of the vernal equinox

Like every seasonal mixtape, Lucy Parsons II has listened to it all the way through many times, been patient while I re-recorded it probably more than any other tape I have made so far (sputtering being a key word for this season), and it has at long last received the lick of approval. It feels… Continue reading Spring 2022//the sputtering chariot of the vernal equinox

The Vast Career of Tara Jane O’Neil

Well, this was a doozy of a career to write about for my struggling retrograde ass brain. But it's finally here for everyone to read about! Thanks to Tara Jane O'Neil for being such a fascinating artist and subject and all the Bandcamp editors for being tip-top, as always. It continues to be such an… Continue reading The Vast Career of Tara Jane O’Neil

The Heavy, Mystical World of Andrea Genevieve

Andrea Genevieve is an incredible guitarist and songwriter behind many great heavy and anti-oppressive bands like Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Queen Crescent, and most recently Psychic Hit. I’m super glad Andrea Genevieve is on the front page of Bandcamp dot com right now, and while I know very close to nothing about what’s all in the… Continue reading The Heavy, Mystical World of Andrea Genevieve

Dubbed Tapes in April Tape Label Report

For the April Tape Label Report, I covered Dubbed Tapes, a New Zealand label who utilize a method they call "erase and replace" to dub over boring and tired canonical sounds on thrifted tapes to distribute sounds by the artists they work with--heavy on the queer, trans, and femme noisemakers. You can read about it… Continue reading Dubbed Tapes in April Tape Label Report