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

Music Review: Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East

Angel Bat Dawid, one of the most interesting musicians in the country right now, brings us a special bundle including the book about running a DIY venue in London which inspired the music and a broadsheet screed connecting that text to these songs and Chicago's own history of DIY spaces on the south side where… Continue reading Music Review: Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East

Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”

"We see you. We love you. Stay beautiful." Remember when Donald Trump became president of the United States? Do you recall the immediate sense of impending doom and panic? I remember going to therapy and talking about how I was so shocked and so uncertain of what to do in response, saying all I had… Continue reading Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”

Music Review: Little Simz – Drop 6 (AGE: 101, May 2020)

Little Simz set out to conquer quarantine inertia with music and made some of most candid and expressive songs I have heard in a long time. I spent a lot of my undergraduate career trying to get English professors to let me write about music. Once I even dropped out when my very thoughtful proposal… Continue reading Music Review: Little Simz – Drop 6 (AGE: 101, May 2020)

Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Debby Friday here to remind you to stay up. Debby Friday describes her music as "thunder." I really like this description; it really beats out "So hard and so Woman and black" as a way of describing her music, as some Bandcamp reviewer did. I mean...it definitely comes across in her music that Debby Friday… Continue reading Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Music Review: Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem/Nonesuch, January 2020)

There is a lot to love about this record, but my current favorite thing about it is that it asks me to pay attention to women twice: Jeff Parker's mother, Max(ine) Brown, who the album is dedicated to and who graces its cover, as well as his daughter, Ruby Parker, who sings on the opening… Continue reading Music Review: Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem/Nonesuch, January 2020)

Music Review: Blacks’ Myths – I (Atlantic Rhythms, Reissue, 2020) & II (Atlantic Rhythms, 2019)

This tape is the first tape I have wound by hand after it got gnarled up in the tape deck in DECADES. I also bought a dual cassette deck and pure tube amplifier just to listen to this! As a result, I now collect tapes again and I am also going to be making my… Continue reading Music Review: Blacks’ Myths – I (Atlantic Rhythms, Reissue, 2020) & II (Atlantic Rhythms, 2019)