Unsound Festival New York 2012

Five-day fest featuring the likes of Hype Williams, Actress, Demdike Stare, and Laurel Halo

Sleigh Bells

“I can turn anything into a kick drum now, and that excites me. It’s addictive.”

Robert Beatty

“Hopefully I’m leaving people with more questions than answers.”

MusicNOW 2012

A new music celebration in a mid-size metropolis

Lou Barlow

“Coming from hardcore punk rock I really believed in simplicity. I thought things were more interesting the simpler they were.”


“I just like to think about dying, whether or not I’m going to die. This record is, ‘what if I died tomorrow?’”

Built to Spill (Doug Martsch)

“I didn’t want to say something overt. I didn’t know how to.”

Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death

“You ain’t even got enough tape for these fuckin’ ghost stories.”

100 Flowers: Introduction

The genesis of underground Chinese music, 1986-1999

Dolphins Into The Future

“My music is no more or less than the music created hundreds of years ago by some indigenous inhabitant of a small atoll in Micronesia.”

The Magnetic Fields

“I sort of deduced from the fact that the car wasn’t in the driveway when I woke up that I must have written a song.”

Noise Pop 2012

And this is what 20 of these bring us.

Locrian & Mamiffer

“This album is so strong and unsettling because our groups were comfortable with being vulnerable.”

Portland International Film Fest 2012

A slow-release IV drip of lovingly-crafted foreign movies


“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.”