Sara Hayes

Sara lives and works in the great city of Philadelphia. When she's not obsessing about the eighty million bands she considers her favorites, she's constantly listening, writing, and watching in hopes of adding more to the fold.

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Reviews // 6 Articles

The Sound of Everything: An Interview with Thousands | 21 Jun 2011 // 9:40 PM

A Fleet Foxes guitarist, a strict philosophy about recording their studio album outdoors, and never using more than one mic to do so -- this is the journey of Thousands, and they tell us all about it ...

Referencing the Bulldozer: An Interview with Akron/Family | 2 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM

Mysterious album sessions near a volcano? Multiple copies of the same disc leaked online? Citing bulldozers for inspiration? The latest Akron/Family album is the band's most daring yet, and Miles Seaton sits down with PopMatters to set things straight (somewhat).


The New Year + Dirty on Purpose + Tre Orsi | 4 Nov 2008 // 5:00 PM

Although there tends to be such a long lapse between the New Year’s albums and tours, rare nights like this make it all worth the wait.

The Donkeys | 6 Oct 2008 // 6:00 PM

Polished by the California sun and worn smooth by ocean breezes, The Donkeys’ music captures the past and makes it sound shiny and new.

//Mixed media

Difficulty As Tone in 'Hyper Light Drifter'

// Moving Pixels

"Hyper Light Drifter's creates a certain tone -- melancholy resignation mixed with a feeling of just barely scraping by -- that wouldn’t be possible in an easier game.

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