Cole Waterman
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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.

Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 76 Articles
Blogs // 70 Articles
//Features

'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 3:15 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 // 5:15 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.

//Reviews

Sleigh Bells: Jessica Rabbit | 15 Nov 2016 // 8:25 PM

Noise pop duo rise to the challenge of diversifying trademark sound with host of new elements, crafting one of their strongest albums.

Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms: Basement Punk | 10 Nov 2016 // 3:11 AM

Detroit songwriter crafts 11 personal, DIY songs rooted in power pop tradition and delivered with punkish fervor.

//Blogs

Johnny Kills — “Take it Easy” (audio) (interview) | 21 Dec 2016 // 5:30 AM

This London/Brighton trio releases fiery debut song of one-and-a-half minute garage rock goodness.

George Morris - "100 Years" (audio) (premiere) + Interview | 14 Dec 2016 // 3:39 AM

Detroit songwriter releases glam rock-meets-synthpop anthem ahead of third solo album.

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//Blogs

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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