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

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

Diane Cluck Lifetime Achievement Piece on Bandcamp

My Lifetime Achievement feature on Diane Cluck is up! She has been my favorite contemporary songwriter for half of my life now and a massive influence on the healing I have done and the human being I have become. I hope you find both her music and the story of her life helpful, compelling, and endlessly inspiring.… Continue reading Diane Cluck Lifetime Achievement Piece on Bandcamp

Spring 2021//knocking on doors, condensing mysteries

For once, and entirely unintentionally, I have actually only included songs which are all streaming on one platform, so I was able to make this into a playlist for anyone to hear without digitizing it this time. It is available on both Currents.FM and Apple Music. Might still digitize later, so you can hear which… Continue reading Spring 2021//knocking on doors, condensing mysteries

Interview: Lifeguard

I am here to inform everyone that Lifeguard are the greatest teenaged rock band since Squirrel Bait. Their new 7" drops tomorrow through Chunklet Industries and has already sold out, because they rip way too hard for a run of only fifty. From left to right: Asher Case, Kai Slater, and Isaac Lowenstein. EMD: Tell… Continue reading Interview: Lifeguard

Atlantic Rhythms Label Guide on Bandcamp

Hello! Today is my mother's 62nd birthday, and I am hoping she feels like almost thirty-four years worth of extremely hard, mostly single motherhood amounted to something with my first longer piece for Bandcamp. Atlantic Rhythms releases have been one of the greatest forces in my survival of quarantine, so I wanted it to be… Continue reading Atlantic Rhythms Label Guide on Bandcamp

Winter 2021//on my hill, I wait for wind

This mix was crafted for my friend, Glenna Jean Fitch, who I have not seen in years. This is a mixtape for a pandemic winter! It contains themes about the new year, windows, play with ideas of inside and outside, loss, loneliness, isolation, grief, death, civilization being at a crossroads, nature, seeing people you haven't… Continue reading Winter 2021//on my hill, I wait for wind