Lawrence English

“Everyone else bunkered down in the shelters there, but I was like, ‘I’m going to go outside and record this storm.’”

Chastity Belt

“OK, that’s cool, our picture is in The New Yorker.”

Book Review: Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

As weird, compelling, and frustrating a read as the underground rock life probably is.

Favorite Mixtapes of May 2015

Common sins, lip-quivering catharsis, and sub-aquatic murk


“I’ve always wanted to create sad/melancholic songs.”


“I feel I have some kind of homeland (a background) in me, though I’m not sure where it is; while I’m in bed before I go to sleep, or almost in my dreams.”

Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2015

From PC Music, Tri Angle, and GHE20G0TH1K, to Raw Sound Transgression, La Monte Young, and Electronic Africa

D'A - Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival 2015

“A movie that begs one to ponder the essential marriage of ingenuity and faith, of wisdom and spirit, we can only find in the deepest beauty.”

Read The Label #5: K Records

“The regional nature of music has always fascinated me. Dividing the ‘Northwest’ region into several smaller regions also fascinates me.”

Revisiting "The Apu Trilogy"

Satyajit Ray’s newly restored masterpiece takes us to the presence of the sublime

Favorite Mixtapes of April 2015

Death drives, robo-cadences, and another “retail mixtape”

billy woods

“But one day it will be gone.”

Antoni Maiovvi

“Maybe if retro stuff is a thing now, maybe it’s time to explore something else.”

SXSW Film 2015

The specter of death, the power of forgiveness, and the richness of life

2015: First Quarter Favorites

21 picks from the first three months of the year

SXSW Music 2015

“It’s entirely possible to have a wildly different experience to the person next to you based on tiny factors like your friend’s love of Ludacris and TV On The Radio.”

Daphne & Celeste (with Max Tundra)

The notorious pop act is back after 15 years

Favorite Mixtapes of March 2015

Consensual debauchery, socio-racial parody, and trap orthodoxy

SXSW 2015: PC Music Showcase

“Tie your brain to the tracks and let the neon gears rip through.”

Eternal Tapestry

“There’s a lot of space for the songs to exist on their own and just go where they need to over long periods of time.”