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The Dig

The Dig

For a band cocooned in the studio, The Dig are still fairly connected. As they continue to work on the follow-up to the dreamy six-song EP You & I, the quartet have given us bits and pieces to stay connected and perhaps show us a taste of their musical development. Back in March, director Terence Nance directed a […]

The Delta Saints

The Delta Saints

At some point, Nashville decided to change the musical company it keeps. The country superstars are all still at home in Music City, U.S.A. and you can throw a stone and hit another singer-songwriter no matter where you live. But between the presence of Jack White’s Third Man enterprise, Robert Plant, Kings of Leon and […]

Noah Gundersen

Noah Gundersen

Every album is a learning curve for Noah Gundersen. Each release, a step toward clarity, wisdom, peace and perspective. For his latest album, Carry the Ghost, Noah says one of the biggest lessons learned was simply how to go easier on himself. The Seattle-based artist is spending the weeks leading up to his fall tour trying to […]

Sons of the East

Sons of the East

You know that annoying thing that YouTube does where it serves up some random song after you’ve listened to one of your favorites for the 4000th time? Usually my ears freak out at this unwanted intrusion, and I skip to something I actually want to listen to. But in the case of Sons of the […]

Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight

It’s a believable sifting. When Steve McKeller says that Civil Twilight whittled down 50 songs to the 11 that appear on Story of an Immigrant, it’s a believable number given just how well curated the final mix sounds. From “Oh Daniel” to “Love Was All That Mattered,” the South African band (who now live stateside) […]

Vinyl Williams

Vinyl Williams

I’ve never had an interview with a musician as thoughtful, coherent, and creative as Lionel Williams, who creates music under the name Vinyl Williams. The grandson of composer John Williams, Lionel operates on a level that is sometimes difficult to grasp but never far out of reach. Listen to a few samples of his latest LP, Into, and […]

La Luz

La Luz

If you’ve caught Shana Cleveland and the rest of La Luz in concert, then you’ve done more than screamed and crowd surfed, leaped and yelled along. You’ve also taken in a representative snapshot of the band’s frenetic pace off the stage. The Seattle foursome have maintained a relentless schedule over the last year or more, with one tour bleeding […]

Aqueduct

Aqueduct

It was more than writer’s block. David Terry calls it a “life block.” The man behind Aqueduct is cautiously optimistic these days. That’s a sea change from the last several years, a lingering spiral of a season marked by depression and a numbness to creation. What do you do when the very outlet for working through […]

The Receiver

The Receiver

Brothers Casey and Jesse Cooper are more properly labeled brothers-in-arms when it comes to facing battles within the music industry. Tales of label woes aren’t anything new, but the duo known as The Receiver (site) have faced a steep 10-year climb to find a healthy place from which to release their absorbing synth-pop. The good news is […]

FIDLAR

FIDLAR

The downside of a meteoric rise is that everything has a learning curve. From making business decisions on the fly to finding out just how passionate fans are (tattoos!), FIDLAR’s Brandon Schwartzel says everything is a blur, which means doing the best they can in the moment — a quality that actually suits the punk spirits of this L.A. band. The good […]