Interview with Topographies’ Gray Tolhurst

Ideal Form, Available now from Funeral Party One of the things I noticed on first hearing the group Topographies is their effortless authenticity. There's no better way to grab my attention than crafting songs that are okay with being themselves. And the guys from Topographies shoot from the hip. All fluid motion. This innate flow … Continue reading Interview with Topographies’ Gray Tolhurst

Album of the Year: Club Night – “What Life” (Interview)

What Life, released April 5, 2019 on Tiny Engines (John's Pick) Bear witness to the unmistakable sound of nails begrudgingly being pried from atop the coffin of meaningful indie rock. Something is stirring in Oakland, Ca. A spirit and energy I believed to be a thing of the past has resurfaced and I find myself … Continue reading Album of the Year: Club Night – “What Life” (Interview)

Reflections of the Valedictorian (An Interview with Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes)

Frog Eyes' Final Testament "Live at the Moroccan Lounge" is available exclusively on their bandcamp If I were tasked to give you a "good place to start" with Canadian band Frog Eyes (or any of Carey Mercer's projects) I would flounder about and sputter and blurt out a stream of albums and songs that probably … Continue reading Reflections of the Valedictorian (An Interview with Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes)

An Interview with Pile’s Rick Maguire

Green and Gray, released today I’ve become a bit disenchanted with indie rock over the past couple of years. No need to go into my reasons but suffice to say that everything is just becoming a bit uninteresting and clonish. That’s why I find myself covering more and more hardcore and post-punk artists. Let’s face … Continue reading An Interview with Pile’s Rick Maguire