Written by Jasper Avery
After a ride in the desert, this writer became intrigued with the mystique of drone folk. This blog takes a look at some of the artists around the world that make up the drone folk scene, outlining their varied influences and sketching how to find out more about them.
All Grown Up and Still Fucked Up
Written by Melanie Trecha
The re-issue of The Reatards' Grown Up, Fucked Up has resurfaced this angsty garage rock anthem. This blog discusses this album in terms of Jay Reatard's musical evolution and coming of age.
Cakes da Killa and Queer Hip Hop
Written by Sieya Sims
We too often believe that radio play and making millions of dollars is the only way to be considered a successful musician, but for Cakes Da Killa, he’s already hit his own mark of success. His presence is powerful and and his aggressive music is rife with explicit content, savage lyrics, and impeccable delivery. He's integral to the LGBTQ hip-hop scene, and throughout it all he is unapologetically himself.
Speculating on Life After Death
Written by Alan Kiddings
A ghost is a dead person for whom we have not yet finished with mourning. The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 album, Life After Death, is the recording of such a person. This piece is a speculation on Life After Death, and the ghost story that listening to it entails.
Written by Parisa Eshrati
Everyone proclaims to be in a garage rock band nowadays. Unfortunately, many groups tend to think that simply recording in low fidelity and drenching their music in fuzz makes quality garage music. This blog discusses that current trend and provides an overview of some Slovenly Records label bands to show that there are still amazing artists out there making real garage rock music.