Interview with Bloody Knives

I heard your most recent EP, Death, on AOL Spinner and was totally blown away by your wild amalgam of sound!  I’m totally into your unique combo of hardcore pace of drum and cymbal bash, expansive astral synth projections, and Preston’s dreamy, buried vocals.  What has the reception been like for your Death EP and why, oh, why is it available only … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #9 (Pluramon – The Monstrous Surplus, 2007)

With this feature we focus our attention on an album that may not have gotten the recognition and accolades it deserves. It might be a cult hit, a little-known favorite, or an album that is just so great, we feel it needs all of the attention possible. Albums chosen for this feature were released five years ago or more and are chosen at the … [Read more...]

Interview with Scott Paterson of Sons And Daughters

Hello Scott – This is a bittersweet occasion, since the band that you’ve been a part of for over 11 years, Sons And Daughters, broke up this past November. I had the pleasure of interviewing you back in 2007 when Sons And Daughters was running full steam ahead with the imminent release of the Bernard Butler-produced album This Gift. It’s been quite … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 2 Albums and 2 EPs

 Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – You Are Everything Call it music and words; call it magic.  Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy’s third and final album together is everything their collaboration stands for.  The alchemy that exists between the two artists is palpable, and where separately each is mighty (re)fine(d), when combined, their sonic … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #2

All India Radio – Red Shadow Landing  Martin Kennedy, the creative, Australian maestro/spaceman behind long-running project All India Radio, touched down with Red Shadow Landing in October.  Martin is joined by Mark Wendt on bass, Kaz Seiger on keyboards, and Michael Evans-Barker on drums and percussion.  Like its predecessors, this album is a … [Read more...]

Interview with Conduits

Hi Jenna and JJ!  It’s so sweet to be doing this interview with you both for your debut self-titled album which came out this past spring.  I found out about your band only recently while I was perusing the Team Love roster at SoundCloud and listened to your tunes.  I was immediately hooked by your slow-burning and building, guitar-based sound and … [Read more...]

Chains of Love – Strange Grey Days

Vancouver-based Chains of Love released this 7-song debut this past spring on Manimal Vinyl and it’s a nouveau-retro winner that delivers a  fresh, but faithful take on the old school musical stylings of the 60s and 70s, mixing vibrant 60s Girl Group harmonies and Wall of Sound dynamics with 70s organ psychedelia and more modern, sharply angular … [Read more...]

Deafheaven – Roads To Judah

Roads To Judah has been out since last year on Deathwish Inc. and it’s a stunner of 4 lengthy, post-rock songs ranging from 6 to 12 minutes each.  George Clark and Kerry McCoy, the core of the band, have their fingers in more than one musically stylistic pie, flavoring their sound with dynamic, Shoegazer-inspired riffage, a black metal barrage of … [Read more...]

Q&A with Emma Ruth Rundle of Marriages

Hello Emma Ruth!  I’m so stoked to be doing this interview with you and finding out more about your latest band Marriages.  From what I understand, this is the second band that you, Dave Clifford, and Greg Burns have been in together, the first one being post-rock outfit Red Sparowes.  Emma Ruth, you also recently formed the band The Nocturnes with … [Read more...]

Q&A with Second Head

Hey there Emma and Wim – It’s really cool to have the chance to touch base with you both and find out more about your band.  Your latest EP Children of the Revulsion (Love the wordplay!) is out now and it seems to be heading in a more laid-back, thematically cohesive direction than your previous EP Gift Horse and debut album Disease comes in … [Read more...]