A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.
'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 AM
Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.
Go to the Light: An Interview with Murder by Death | 1 Nov 2012 // 6:15 PM
Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.
The Casket Girls: The Night Machines | 7 Jun 2016 // 3:57 AM
Surreal pop trio craft eeriest, most rewarding work yet on third LP.
Mass Gothic: Mass Gothic | 4 Feb 2016 // 9:20 PM
Noel Heroux crafts a genre-blending record of infectious creativity in debut as Mass Gothic.
Highland Kites - "This War Inside" (audio) (premiere) | 7 Jun 2016 // 5:41 AM
Folk rock duo release dancier, darker number from forthcoming EP.
Norty - "I Feel Like I'm on Fire" (audio) (premiere) | 28 Apr 2016 // 4:55 AM
Grand Rapids-based multi-instrumentalist blends lounge jazz, hip hop beats, and electronica in new tune.