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

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

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

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

B A N D C A M P D A Y ! ! ! ! ! !

Please support Black liberation by directly supporting Black artists, many of whom are giving the support immediately to the movement. Please see pinned tweet on my Twitter page for my recommendations. Full reviews of all records discussed coming soon (before Juneteenth!). Please also check out other folks' recommendations and use this opportunity to put money… Continue reading B A N D C A M P D A Y ! ! ! ! ! !