“This world is coming to infect your body and destroy the planet you live on and control your movements, and there’s precisely jack shit you can do about it.”

SF Indie Fest 2012

The taboo, the wasted, the awkward, and the cute.


“Magic and music were powerful tools for transformation.”

Laura Veirs

“We didn’t want to make a dark children’s record, but we didn’t want to avoid darkness altogether.”

Bathetic Records

“The internet is good for finding artists, but it’s also full of whackos and phonies with half-baked ideas. We don’t exactly hype that shit.”

Steve Hauschildt

“Failed pop is surprisingly fertile and rich with possibility.”


“Every time we record it seems like it’s ‘the last time,’ so it’s always special.”

Dylan Ettinger

“I usually try to make music that doesn’t sound like it was made in any specific place or time.”

Circuit des Yeux

“I make music 100% for me for, like, stark reasons.”

2011: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

50 albums that defined our 2011

2011: Favorite 25 Films of 2011

25 films that defined our 2011

2011: Chocolate Grinder Mix 2011

Our favorite songs of the year in mix tape form

2011: Favorite 25 Album Covers of 2011

Sci-fi sheen and the L.A. airbrush thing

2011: Jane Child's Nose Chain

“I am predisposed to vote for the underdog, and it all started with Jane Child.”

2011: Dispatches from the Pop Museum

The Future Is Not What It Used to Be

C. Spencer Yeh

“Maybe BxC is just a big chile rellenos stuffed with meat and random crap, and 1975 is just a big carton of hardboiled eggs.”

The What 03

On “The Battle of the Sexes” in Hip-Hop

AFI Fest 2011

“Outside, the sun is shining. Remember that.”



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