Tu Fawning Band Interview

“I seriously think one huge theme that all of us love in music is a quality of something sounding otherworldly. It sent us chasing the past, but almost from a fictitious [or] science fiction approach.” – Joe Haege

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Shy Child – Liquid Love Album Review

When you’re constantly asked to review music by relative nobodies, sometimes listening to new albums becomes a painful task. In such cases, creative systems of forced listening become necessary to keep oneself from going completely musically stir-crazy. What I do before embarking on long trips is this: I throw a bunch of albums that need reviewing onto my iPod, without filter. I then set the iPod to shuffle and prepare myself to weather a storm of inevitable musical garbage. This process sometimes becomes a little depressing, so I wind up defaulting back to albums I listen to all the time. Hence, when the occasional unknown track pops up and stands out, I find myself asking, “Whoa, who is this?!” On

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Laurel Halo – King Felix Album Review

Laurel Halo’s King Felix has an ambient, spacey style that’s brought down to earth with choral, hymnal vocals. Halo’s vocals are sometimes hard to decipher, but also have a straight-forward side to them. Almost all of the beats evolve as the listener travels through them, but they still offer somewhat distinguishable pop structures. “Supersymmetry” starts quickly with an upbeat tempo and ambient choruses; new sounds sprout out as it plays. After a break of silence near the middle, pieces of the beat are added back in, turning eventually to a bass-laden dance track. This last minute offers an earthly release, putting the song back on the ground after its more mechanical start. “Supersymmetry” DOWNLOAD MP3 “Embassy” is another upbeat pop-leaning

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The Absolute Worst Of 2010

We generally don’t make lists that aren’t all sunshiney and positive, but our writer John Gillanders felt so burned up this year that he had to. He just had to. Read on for what he deemed were the most unforgivable music-related abominations of the year. 5. Lil Wayne and Eminem both release records in 2010 These guys both released records in 2010, right? I was too lazy to check, but I think I heard that somewhere. Just listening to Eminem or Lil Wayne oh so subtly makes anyone — even the most liberal over-educated peeps in lily white pastyville — stupider, more misogynist, materialistic, and homophobic than before. The two worst influences on our culture imaginable. The karmic debt these

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The Strange Boys Band Interview

“I guess you kind of have to follow where life takes you…” – Ryan Sambol

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Indie Lit Roadshow: Parties, Performances, Pop-Up Bookshops

REDEFINE will be collaborating with Pilot Books: December 11th, 2010 2:00pm to 6:00pm Pioneer Place Mall: Place Gallery Portland, Oregon REDEFINE magazine and Pilot Books are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of literary readings, music, and a pop-up book shop just in time for the holidays. Come hang out at PLACE gallery in the mall — yes, the mall — for an afternoon celebrating independent press, literature, music, and a lot of anti-stereotypically-”mall” ideals. Readings and tabling by Matty Byloos, Poor Claudia, Zac Fulton, Cate McGehee, Sparkplug Comics, Sarah Galvin, Tom Debeauchamp, and more. REDEFINE-curated musical performances by The Harvey Girls, Rachel Hays, and Silly Rob ChildISH! Plus, get first dibs on a limited edition zine from REDEFINE,

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