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The Legacy of Compass Point for Reverb
The historic destination was one part state-of-the-art studio to one part tropical getaway
The Gay Agenda for Hard Noise
I spoke to the band about their theatrical live show, releasing new music during a pandemic, and commercializing toxic masculinity.
Sonic Youth’s ‘Goo’ for uDiscover Music
It’s difficult to imagine the alt.rock explosion of the 90s happening without Sonic Youth first cracking the door open.
Thou’s favorite Fiona Apple tracks for The Pit
There’s one artist that everyone in the band agrees on: Fiona Apple.
Erase Covid story for Pacific/San Diego Union-Tribune
In March, as San Diegans began self-isolating and social distancing, graphic designer Michael Buchmiller was dealing with how to disseminate Centers for Disease Control safety recommendations through his workplace
Van Morrison essay for San Diego Magazine
It’s an album that sounds like fall, chilly and dark and romantic, but showcasing a kind of beauty that Morrison’s previous recordings had only hinted at.
Weyes Blood feature for San Diego Magazine
Throughout Titanic Rising, Mering examines pop culture and nostalgia’s role as a kind of sedative for the masses amid what she describes as “huge paradigm shifts.” The threat of climate change, income…
San Diego Metal for Kerrang
Something about living in a town where the sun’s always shining has a tendency to bring out the beast within
30 Best Noise Rock Tracks for Stereogum
Guard your ears, and possibly your ribcage, and enjoy.
Daughters profile for Bandcamp
In the aftermath of Daughters’ break-up, their infamous (if poorly attended) live shows became the stuff of legend, and their listenership expanded considerably in their absence