Junior Boys Band Interview: Conflict & Confluence

“Selling art doesn’t bother me. Making insipid, vacuous art bothers me. The cult of personality bothers me especially because I feel as though I have very little to offer. I’m a bad self-promoter, and I’m constantly reminded of how bad a trait that is for an artist to have.” – Jeremy Greenspan

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Soley – “Smashed Birds” Music Video (w/ Soley Interview)

“It’s outside and somewhere; we don’t know where is, and in my lyrics, I work with these kind of places — places that don’t exist.” - Soley

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Translinguistic Other Interview: Forever Sounds (w/ Midday Veil’s Emily Pothast)

“Charting the development of themes in linear time… is, in fact, a very idiosyncratic and Western way of looking at music. But if you take a longer, wider look at the history of humans making music, you find strong traditions all over the world of music that unfolds around a central point and illuminates the contours of a single eternal moment.” – Emily Pothast

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La Dispute Band Interview : It’s Like Medicine. It’s Self-Discovery. (w/ Full Album Stream & Lyrical Analysis)

“For me, it has always been easier to discuss the heavy subjects in song… it gives me an opportunity to immerse myself in it when I don’t otherwise normally do that.” – Jordan Dreyer

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Gardens & Villa Band Interview: Naturally Mystical (w/ Lyrical Analysis)

“A lot of my songwriting comes from a desire to open myself up to nature and the universe, experiences with love, my subconscious, childhood memories, imagination and various cocktails of each.” – Christopher Lynch

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Cloud Seeding – “Ink Jar” Music Video (Interview w/ Director Christopher Arcella)

“I was so out of my mind from exhaustion that I experienced a slight hallucination. Everything slowed down and I began to notice how the vibrations of the lawnmower disrupted the tiny Kentucky blue grass ecosystem. The plants and creatures were all moving in a chaotic motion, bouncing with the rytthm of the lawnmower engine. Ladybugs were flipped onto their backs as they attempted to get proper footing. Grasshoppers were catapulted backwards. Loose clippings of grass and dandelions were spewed into the air. And it all was the result of waves and vibrations.” - Christopher Arcella

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Arrington de Dionyso Interview: Shouting Into The Void (w/ Full Album Stream, Lyrical Analysis & Translations)

“I want to confront existence itself; I want to shout into the infinite void.”

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Young Circles Band Interview : Expanding Horizons (w/ Full Album Stream & Lyrical Analysis)

“The curiosity of growth, the growth of perception, and accepting the fact that no matter what, we’re still changing, and still growing. Whether we’re saying that literally or figuratively is up to the listener.”

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Leftover Cuties Video Interview (w/ Full Album Stream)

“I started listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong and Billie Holiday and I fell in love with it… It’s not the stuff that I grew up on because I didn’t grow up in America, but I’m glad I got to discover it as an older person, because I think I really got to appreciate it much more.”

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Chad VanGaalen Interview (w/ Animated Video Retrospective)

“I try not to think at all. If I pre-think anything, it’s usually bad.”

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Celestial Summer: A Compilation To Reinterpret Space

This year, a playfully untraditional MP3 blog called LYFSTYL and an experimental psychedelic film company called Synesthesiae Films decided to create Celestial Summer, a compilation inspired by free ambient sounds released by NASA in decades past.

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Little Wings Interview: The Symbolism Behind Black Grass (w/ Full Album Stream & Lyrical Analysis)

“When I am lucky, I realize that so much of what informs the content that I am working with directly relates to what I surround myself with, and that can create a proactive net wherein all of the people and things around me get painted into the picture.”

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