Of Creative Satisfaction: An Interview with Daughters/Way Out’s Nicholas Sadler

Photo by Rianne Garrido Daughters re-imagined and beautifully corrupted their sound on last years You Won't Get What You Want. In actuality, I got exactly what I did not know I needed. The album has an almost industrial edge to its rhythm section and singer Alexis shouts and wails his grim and poetic brand of … Continue reading Of Creative Satisfaction: An Interview with Daughters/Way Out’s Nicholas Sadler

Facets of Personality: An Interview with Jayson Green

Co-Written with Brennan Whalen Photo by Stephanie Levy They say that art imitates life but, sometimes it seems, art and life are one and the same. Case in point, Punk Vocalist/Comedian/DJ/Radio Host Jayson Green. Best known as the uber-maniacal vocalist for Massachusetts hardcore punk outfit, Orchid, Jayson has spent the last decade and half (roughly) … Continue reading Facets of Personality: An Interview with Jayson Green

A Word about Soft Kill and their New Single, “Saint”

If you scrape together bits and pieces of Soft Kill’s history you will most likely find a sordid story of adversity, addiction, nomad-ism, fatherhood and, ultimately, some sort of redemption. I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start here (so I won’t try), But the sum of these elements is some of the most … Continue reading A Word about Soft Kill and their New Single, “Saint”

Keep an Eye on San Jose’s Dylan Thomas. (Interview)

This is a piece largely based on ignorance. My Ignorance. But don’t break away just yet. Because I’m here to tell you about a razor-sharp post-punk/dream pop/noise-pop band from San Jose, Costa Rica called Dylan Thomas. (A period at the end of “Thomas” is part of the name). If you google them you will likely … Continue reading Keep an Eye on San Jose’s Dylan Thomas. (Interview)

The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME

A cleverly titled record. For all the hype, we are left wanting more. I’ve followed The Twilight Sad fairly obsessively since a friend burned a copy of their debut LP “Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters” for me in 2007. It was a breath of fresh air at the time. I didn’t have to ask where they hailed from. The thick accent vocalist James Graham crooned, … Continue reading The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME