Sasquatch! 2013

“He put his finger up my butthole!”

John Dieterich (Deerhoof, Bad News From Houston)

“I love the rules, but I want the rules to create a situation in which the music that results breaks or re-frames some idea about what music is or was or is supposed to be.”

Sam Amidon

“I wanted to do an album where it would have radically contrasting sonic environments, but still feel like it’s all coming from one creative space.”

Bob Bellerue (Ende Tymes Festival)

“To me, noise is one of the most egalitarian art forms, because it is so inherently marginal.”


“Making these remixes had been like going to school for me. […] It was a good way to learn the software, to define the world I was making.”

Ryan Power

“I’m trying to tap the collective unconscious. I’m trying to find a seat in the front, so I don’t get car sick.”

Tribeca Film Festival 2013

“The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival was an embarrassment of riches.”

Austin Psych Fest 2013

“Daddy, no one’s dancing.”

Wolf Eyes

“Wolf Eyes are finished fucking around. I know how to write good Wolf Eyes songs, and music theory has done nothing but make the process more efficient.”

Jimy SeiTang (Stygian Stride, Rhyton, Psychic Ills)

“I’m fascinated by the performer-audience concept; am I supposed to give you everything, or are you compelled enough to ask me questions and have me answer you?”

Stephen Pope (Wavves, formerly of The Reatards)

“I get bored easily, so maybe I’m attracted to eccentric personalities. I guess I like having really volatile front men.”

Parenthetical Girls

“It’s a weird thing to make your own ‘best-of’ album out of 21 songs.”

Ben Greenberg (The Men, Hubble)

“I’m really interested to see what a band looks like in 20 years, because I love bands.”


“It’s undeniably the language we speak [R&B], but we’re trying to transcend that language.”

Brian Chippendale (Black Pus)

“The whole point of music is that it is separate from words, really.”

Jerusalem In My Heart

“I saw how people cast their racism, or maybe not intentional racism, but ignorance. People project onto you what they think they understand ‘you’ as being.”

SXSW Music 2013

“He grabbed the crotch portion constantly, moved it around, then let it flop down like a sagging elephant’s trunk”

SXSW Music 2013

“There’s transcendence in those tacos and bad drinks and overworked indie bands.”

Jeremiah Cymerman

“People attach so much expectation to what they do, and I think it pollutes the process a little bit.”



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