Sound Affects

October 2015

20 Questions: L’Anarchiste

To say that L'Anarchiste is one of the best bands to emerge out of Salt Lake City makes for an awfully reductive statement, as their Sufjan-inspired brand of soulful folk-rock needs to be heard to be believed.

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Ooh La La”

Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

20 Questions: The Lighthouse and the Whaler

A love of M83 drove the Lighthouse and the Whaler to their latest bold LP, but so did a love of stealing pirate ships and quitting jobs in order to see Sigur Ros concerts.

September 2015

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Dead Air”

Lifestyle's tenth track, the tiny, hard rockin' epic "Dead Air", takes us from Nashville to Paris and captures all of human life in between.

Country Fried Rock: Patrick Sweany Then

Patrick Sweany used to live in an apartment so close to the bar next door that he could call over and order a drink, then open his window and lean out to pick it up.

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Around the Outline”

With a brilliant and rare lead vocal from Michael Dahlquist, "Around the Outline", Lifestyle's ninth track, takes the listener to a land of darkness, chill, and murder.

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Raging Bull”

Blink and you'll miss it. "Raging Bull", Lifestyle's eighth track, is a masterpiece, a mini-symphony, and nothing less than an example of virtuoso songwriting.

Country Fried Rock: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

"If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

August 2015

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “That’s Entertainment”

"That's Entertainment", the seventh track of Silkworm's seventh album, features a devilish Lothario and guitar solos straight from heaven.

K-pop Round Up: July 2015

Summer continues in K-pop with July releases from major artists embracing the heat, fun, and wistful nostalgia that comes along with the season.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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