Elisa Ambrogio

“Many of the best songs are the simplest ways of saying something complex.”

Kate Lyn Sheil

“I like people who feel things strongly or not at all. I don’t like the middle ground very much.”

Wrekmeister Harmonies

“Ultimately it’s way more important that I gather incredibly talented people to help me convey my message. There’s no way I could do this on my own.”

Neil Hamburger

“We do have all the old jokes, but they’re on scraps of paper. You know how, if you stay at the Best Western, you get a little notepad by the side of the bed? We’ve got literally thousands of these types of scraps in old supermarket bags in a storage locker.”

Simone Trabucchi (Dracula Lewis, Hundebiss Records)

“This music is about now, without being novelty, without being banal. It’s expression with no romanticism.”

Hopscotch Music Festival 2014

Sun Araw makes a crystal den, Lescalleet makes a joke, Thurston makes nice with Tony Conrad

Rudolf Eb.er

“It’s the movie of an anthill living in the womb of Angelina Jolie.”

Purling Hiss

“I like to reference nostalgic stuff because that’s what I grew up listening to. I try to make it into a present thing.”


“I met this guy in England who’s in a folk band now, and we were talking about how funny it is because he’s my age, and he was like, ‘All the folk guys I know started out as metalheads.’”

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“In nature, a sound only happens once, then is gone.”

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“This slim volume tells us enough of what we need to know to negotiate rock’s inscrutabilities, lies, half-remembered truths, cruelty, and sublimity.”

Toronto International Film Festival 2014

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Transfigurations II

“I just nodded my head and said, ‘Yeah dude, right on.’”


“This is how pop music feels; this is our perpetual desire to consume; this is our reoccurring problem; this is our ideological trap.”

Shambhala Music Festival 2014

“This was precisely what I needed to get my life moving again.”

Wreck and Reference

“We’ll all be swallowed up, to be recycled into durable goods by future generations, and thrown away all over again.”

Armand Hammer

“There are these dudes with powers where if they hit you in the head, after a little bit, your head just explodes.”

Xeno & Oaklander

“With this album we are sending mementos from the past, that are listened to today, to be cherished in the future by synth generations to come. We’re romantics!”

FYF Fest 2014

“Exactly how would it feel to be cooked alive in a rotisserie oven?”