With the recent releases of “Machinist” and “Boyish”, Japanese Breakfast’s new album Soft Sounds From Another Planet draws itself wholly new and distinct from Psychopomp. The band plays at The Sinclair July 5th with (Sandy) Alex G and Cende.
Tacocat really had to force a scene that wasn’t… We had to make space for ourselves because there wasn’t a place for us. I think that’s a thing a lot of women don’t do: take credit for what they did. This was a real thing that happened. It was hard. We got a lot of terrible things said to us, and a lot of terrible things said about us. It was pretty hard and degrading, but we made this great scene.
Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss first came out with Treats in 2010, and with it the birth of Sleigh Bells’ clean-cut electro-metal and shredding-punk sound. Next, there was Bitter Rivals and Reign of […]
A lot of the reason why people end up in a private university in the richest country in the world is because you have been sheltered and you do have some kind of privilege… Because right now someone else is not in that situation. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be going to college. We should be doing that! It’s just realizing what that means… And then trying to figure out who you yourself are. Whether you’re that young chicana woman trying to make it or that white person with a ton of entitlement and privilege, whoever you are! Just realize it.
Though built on a foundation of murky and despairing emotions, the album does not—and will not—get eaten alive by this ill-willed darkness. Instead, Puberty 2 emerges with a sense of clarity for the listener. A gripping and reaching for a feeling of being grounded in some littler things in life, some gentleness, and some idea of a meaningful existence. Puberty 2 unabashedly screams, shouts, and aches against loose rhythms and fuzzy guitars, but then ultimately soothes. Today, Mitski will wear her white button-down.
Melisma Magazine covered this year’s SXSW Music festival, and it was equal parts blissful, stressful, and overwhelming. At the end of this article is a recap of our favorite artists at SXSW this year.
I think the most formative moment was hearing David Berman say, “All my favorite singers couldn’t sing” in the Silver Jews song “We Are Real.” I was like, “You know what? It doesn’t matter how well a line in a song I’m writing is delivered, it matters what I’m saying.” I like to think of my songs as poems above anything else, so it was important for me to hear that so I could move forward with confidence.
For a band that describes their influences as including everything from “bottles of cheap red wine” to Kurt Vonnegut novels, A Giant Dog is elusive to definition—which, I’m sure, is the point.
We sat down with Seattle’s Tangerine to talk about Sofia Coppola, The Strokes, K-Pop, and changing perceptions in music.
“I like playing shows, mostly because that’s the one space in my life where I feel like I can do pretty much anything and not feel like, “oops!” Because there are very little mistakes you could make. Just be there to have conversations and learn things. I love feeling like anything can happen.”