Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2015

A worthy paradigm of the smaller film festival

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

“Looping visuals played on the screen, with pink-dressed Death beckoning the audience toward the hypnotic fuzz.”

Psychic Reality

“I don’t know if I make pop music, actually. [Taps fingers on table] But I think I realized it’s what I do.”

MarQ Spekt

“Sometimes a treasure’s better when you have to dig it up.”

Circuit des Yeux

“After every set, I’d be completely torn apart.”

Primavera Sound 2015

“As the light of the clouds converged with the sea’s reflection, I could swear that I was staring at the edge of the earth.”

Debacle Fest 2015

“You may not know who these people are but inside this, today, in this moment, after this band and before this band you’re gonna love it, just trust us.”

Favorite Mixtapes of June 2015

Fractal puddles, VST start-up screens, and general mayhem

2015: Second Quarter Favorites

20 picks from the second quarter of the year

Illuminated Paths

“Everyone needs a release… not everything is lost through time.”

Atom™ & Tyondai Braxton

Two performing artists in conversation at MUTEK Montréal 2015

Karen Gwyer & Strategy

Two performing artists in conversation at MUTEK Montréal 2015

Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego)

“I’m happy I’m able to carry on doing this, instead of working somewhere, you know, normal.”

Max P (High Wolf / Black Myth Zone Chant)

“I wouldn’t be satisfied, as a performer, with an audience of people like me.”

Stellar OM Source

“Silence is scary for a lot of people, because you are just left with yourself. But this is the ultimate freedom.”

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.”