An Interview with Felix Rodriguez (of Open/Honest)

Under the moniker Open/Honest, Felix Rodriguez makes music which soothes the soul while unafraid to look at troublesome emotions, albeit wordlessly. The first EP to blossom out of the project dropped last month, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for your morning coffee or nightly existential quandaries. An astoundingly quick turnaround saw Rodriguez get right back to recording, and just over a month later, he’s released Overhang. … Continue reading An Interview with Felix Rodriguez (of Open/Honest)

“The conversation goes where it goes”: An Interview with Yoni Wolf (of WHY?)

The first time I saw WHY? was on their tour supporting Mumps, etc. in 2012. It was the night before I left for Germany to do a year of study abroad. I only knew a handful of songs and as such had failed to purchase a ticket in advance. A friend of ours who’d been listening to WHY? for a while did not make the same … Continue reading “The conversation goes where it goes”: An Interview with Yoni Wolf (of WHY?)

New Sounds: ‘Upcoming Memories’ and ‘My Whole Life’

I’ve got two new songs which were released over the last couple of months. Check them out below: Lyrics: Getting home and writing a song about Getting home and writing a song about Wondering what everything’s all about Questioning from where all of this is coming out Steve Albini would make mincemeat out of me Even though I lived here my whole life Time tends … Continue reading New Sounds: ‘Upcoming Memories’ and ‘My Whole Life’

Announcement: Pop-Kultur 2018

As last year’s coverage proved to be a substantially good time, I am proud to announce that this August I will once again report back on my festival findings. Artists performing this year that I’m familiar with include Chelsea Wolfe & John Maus, though many more performers are to be announced next week. If last year is anything to go by, the names as yet … Continue reading Announcement: Pop-Kultur 2018

An Interview with Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider)

Dead Rider is back with their first album since 2014’s excellent Chills on Glass, the atmospheric hard-rocking Crew Licks. The band is fronted by Todd Rittmann, from whom their name is also derived; Tod is German for ‘dead’ while Rittmann is roughly ‘rider’ (literally ‘ride-man’). I first met Todd when my band was lucky enough to play a show together with Dead Rider in 2011. With the release of Crew Licks, I … Continue reading An Interview with Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider)

October Music Updates: ‘Fuzz’ and ‘Slym’

In a new video edited together by yours truly, you can watch Costello rip through their hard rocking psychedelic “Fuzz.” Check it out: Costello has a sweet new video dropping on Halloween, shot, directed and edited by my good friends the Warren Brothers. You can stream Costello’s last album on youtube or buy it on bandcamp. I also have a new track out today. The … Continue reading October Music Updates: ‘Fuzz’ and ‘Slym’

Festival Coverage: +MLP+ @ Pop-Kultur

This year marked the third edition of the ‘Pop-Kultur’ arts festival in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, bringing with it a host of local and touring musical acts, as well as artist talks, workshops and film screenings. Unfortunately, the act I was originally most excited to see (Young Fathers) actually dropped out of the festival just hours before it kicked off. The festival had this … Continue reading Festival Coverage: +MLP+ @ Pop-Kultur