Q&A with Mice Parade

Photo Credit: Oleg Pulemjotov

Hello Adam!  It’s great to hear back from you and to find out more about your new album Candela and your plans for 2013.  What’s next on your To Do list? Do you mean the Mice Parade to do list?  Rest for a bit and then hit Japan, Hawaii, & USA west coast in May / June. Find a replacement singer for our last two shows as I just found out … [Read more...]

The Twilight Sad – “Another Bed” video

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This rather macabre video stars musician Stuart Warwick and was directed by Craig Murray.  Stuart takes on the role of a clerk in a video store (Remember what that is?) as the viewer follows him during his mundane daily grind and his disturbing after-hours activities, while laying bare the anomie at the heart of this solitary character.  In a store … [Read more...]

Interview with The Twilight Sad

Photo Credit: Nic Shonfeld, Brighton Marina

Hello James and Andy! It’s so wonderful to catch up with you between tours and before the release of your new album, No One Can Ever Know, in February 2012.  I would think that you can relax for a bit now, but based on your tweets, it sounds like you’re staying busy!  What is this about filming an acoustic session?  Have you been gathering footage … [Read more...]

Interview with Martin Cohen of Milk Maid

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Manchester, England-based Martin Cohen, ex-bassist of Nine Black Alps, ventures forth with his new lo-fi, fuzz-rock band Milk Maid, releasing debut album Yucca on FatCat Records in June. Martin, along with Adam Carless and Ian Hodson, combine grainy, fuzzed-out garage rock, and sometimes bleak lyrics, with sunnier, beach-pop melodies.  … [Read more...]

Hauschka – Salon des Amateurs

Hauschka – Salon des Amateurs

Striking the iron while it’s hot always seems to be one of the brightest of ideas. For musicians, many dive into a new release after an erstwhile album is still fresh in the minds of various fans. While few would be quick to say some are cashing in, it’s undoubtedly one of the best ideas that, if done well, can truly create wonders. And now, … [Read more...]

Ensemble – Excerpts

Ensemble – Excerpts

On Björk’s 2004 album Medúlla, Ensemble’s Olivier Alary assisted in co-writing “Desired Collection” with the Icelandic singer. And while it’s Björk’s magnificent voice that sparkles over the corruptive synth-line that sounds like something off The Eraser, pleading, “How am I going to make it right?” the presence of Alary stands out on one of that … [Read more...]

Hauschka – Foreign Landscapes

Hauschka – Foreign Landscapes

Fluidity and seamlessness seem to go hand in hand. It's a great accomplishment for an artist to find a certain flow in their writing that captures the seamless transitions most often found in regular life. For Hauschka’s Volker Bertelmann, music has always been the extension of his voice into a melodic line. And with a musical voice that is always … [Read more...]

Mice Parade – What it Means to Be Left-Handed

Mice Parade – What it Means to Be Left-Handed

Brazed with the golden charms of brimming drums, clamoring guitars and an intensified plantation of multi-dimensions, Mice Parade celebrates with great pageantry. Their first album in over ten years as a band, What it Means to Be Left-Handed is the band’s opening foray into the scene of competitive indie music. And, although everything has always … [Read more...]

Our Brother The Native – Sacred Psalms

Sacred Psalms

At first sound glance into Our Brother The Native's album Sacred Psalms, my first overall thought was: great, another contemporary band that assumes the more noise they make, the better. It creates the notion that they're trying to drown something out, or hide something. I'm only into the first song and I'm already starting to feel let down. With … [Read more...]