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

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

Album of the Day: Winged Wheel – No Island

"No Island functions reflexively as a title—as both a refusal to become isolated in the quarantined world and an adventure to a dream place outside, forged from many different insides." I love this record and I feel like I waited so long to be able to share it with everyone upon its release, so it is… Continue reading Album of the Day: Winged Wheel – No Island

March Tape Label Report

March was a great month, specifically because I got to write about my simultaneously cursed and blessed hometown of Cleveland twice leading up to my birthday, which is also always very much a celebration of the place I was born and spent the first thirteen years of my life. Fellow Aries Clevelander, Ben Baker-Billington, invited… Continue reading March Tape Label Report

Mark Edwards Lifetime Achievement

It pleases me to announce that my Mark Edwards Lifetime Achievement article finally hit the Bandcamp front page, that it has Cleveland in the headline and the byline, and that many people since its publication have reached out to let me know how much they enjoyed both the article and the city of Cleveland getting its due and its… Continue reading Mark Edwards Lifetime Achievement

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