Interview w/ Sera Cahoone
Apr13

Interview w/ Sera Cahoone

In advance of Sera’s show at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington, we interviewed the musician about her creative process, the greatness of Frank Ocean, and the possibility of a future Jenn Champion/Sera Cahoone album. 

Read More
Top Ten Music Videos of 2017
Dec27

Top Ten Music Videos of 2017

There was an amazing variety of music videos that reflected our collective resilience in 2017. Elation was behind the fog. In picking my favorites of the year, I went with themes of nostalgia and determination. If anything can be said, artists were unafraid and resolute.

Read More
The Return of Haim + Two Other Pop Records We Need Right Now
May29

The Return of Haim + Two Other Pop Records We Need Right Now

As we wait out over a month before Este, Danielle and Alana officially unveil the album, it can be comforting to know that there are plenty of other artists within the same vein delivering considerably excellent work, and we need to give them attention.

Read More
Pick Six: Overlooked Tracks of 2017
May26

Pick Six: Overlooked Tracks of 2017

Music did its best to try and apply soothing antiseptic to an otherwise frightening 2016. At least we had some sort of positive, yeah? The incredibly strong year for music has seen no issue carrying over, seamlessly, into the first three-plus months of the new year.

Read More
Premiere: ‘Contrast’ by Dream Joints
May18

Premiere: ‘Contrast’ by Dream Joints

With spectral reverb, bleeding dyes, and a baritone inflection, Mike Turi’s project as Dream Joints is an effervescent mystery of lights and rolling smoke.

Read More
Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool
May15

Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool

Yep Roc’s expanded 30th anniversary edition is a worthy thing to own. It’s not as hard to find as the old records, but there are plenty of extras, and the release captures Lowe’s lo-fi “bash out the tracks and meet up round the pub” philosophy.

Read More
The Total Bettys: Peach
May11

The Total Bettys: Peach

With their latest release, Peach, The Total Bettys — Grabmeier, Bri Barrett, Chris Nolasco, Sami Perez — reinforce their contagious and unaffected fury with a collection of songs emblematic of the band’s saltwater and Pop Rocks sound.

Read More
Interview w/ Megan Hattie
Apr24

Interview w/ Megan Hattie

With the hauntingly layered and chaotically cool release of 9 Bed, No Bath, Megan Hattie has launched the most entrancing and inimitable compilation of the year.

Read More
Strange Relations Releases ‘Maria Sweet’
Apr15

Strange Relations Releases ‘Maria Sweet’

With last year’s Going Out EP, St. Paul, Minnesota’s Strange Relations created the perfect narrative of faded neon signs and corkscrewed cigarette smoke. Casey Sowa’s lyrics poured over compositions that played like eerie reveries.

Read More
Forgetting for an Hour: Colors, Waves, Broad Strokes
Apr14

Forgetting for an Hour: Colors, Waves, Broad Strokes

The symphonic infrastructure of art across all mediums does indeed still exist in 2017, but it requires some digging beneath the surface to unearth, especially in music and cinema.

Read More

Like Cinema Spartan? Help spread the word by sharing with your friends!