Boston Pride: Jukebox
Jan10

Boston Pride: Jukebox

  In their inaugural season, the Boston Pride have tallied seven wins over the course of their first eleven games, showing classic speed and precision. But what was providing some of that electric energy? We asked forward Emily Field and goaltender Kelsie Fralick about their favorite pregame songs. Fralick, a Connecticut College alum, posted a dominant .932 save percentage over the course of her collegiate career....

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Interview w/ Reptar
Nov02

Interview w/ Reptar

  Graham Ulicny’s hypnotic, carbonated, and electric vocals create a sort of kaleidoscopic dye spiral. As the singer of the buoyant live wire that is the Athens, Georgia-based band Reptar, Ulicny uses his staccato and whirlwind-like delivery to fingerpaint images of memories gone by. Before they hit the stage this Wednesday at the Soda Bar in San Diego, Cinema Spartan caught up with the band to discuss the loneliness of the...

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Interview w/ Cactus Is
Jul28

Interview w/ Cactus Is

Werner Herzog or Errol Morris in Outer Space   Interview by Robert D. Patrick The dewy, moon lacquered reverb of Indiana based group, Cactus Is, creates a hushed landscape of empyrean madness. Only a month away from our website being aesthetically overhauled, band members Bob Mathison and Noah East agreed, begrudgingly, to have their interview posted to the old, element rusted Cinema Spartan. In this exclusive exchange, Cactus Is...

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Interview w/ Advance Base
Jul01

Interview w/ Advance Base

Interview curated by Robert D. Patrick Owen Ashworth’s meticulous latticework of emotion is quietly powerful. The soft lilt of sadness, rolling back like sea foam, populates a landscape of forgotten memories and bruised reveries. Ashworth, once known as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, now releases albums under the Advance Base moniker. We caught up with the songwriter before he christens his tour in Bloomington, Indiana on...

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Interview w/ Screaming Females
Jun30

Interview w/ Screaming Females

Marissa Paternoster On Social Media to Pitchfork Media   Interview curated by Robert D. Patrick There’s no confusing Marissa Paternoster’s fine-tuned howls and propulsive guitar playing. Screaming Females, a three-piece band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, have been lauded by every publication from The A.V. Club to the Los Angeles Times for their electric stage presence and “triumphant” albums. Fresh off...

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Interview w/ Vetiver
Jun23

Interview w/ Vetiver

‘I’m Not Certain if Format Fetishizing Helps Musicians or Not.’ Interview curated by Robert D. Patrick The hushed, gossamer-like vocalizations of Vetiver’s Andy Cabic ethereally dot the airy instrumentation on “Complete Strangers,” the band’s sixth full-length album. The Virginia-born lyricist and singer muses over the tenuous ebb of traveling, time, and mortality in a way that only few can. Before...

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Interview w/ Surfer Blood
Jun16

Interview w/ Surfer Blood

“People Can Really Rise to the Occasion in a Time of Crisis”   Interview curated by Robert D. Patrick Ethereal guitar jangling and surfboard wax. The sun baked, saltwater ebb of Surfer Blood’s melodic ballads cascade over the band’s newest LP, 1000 Palms. Frontman John Paul Pitts emits haunting but carbonated sonnets, this time on the group’s third full-length endeavor. From playing well-respected...

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Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface
Aug28

Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface

We interviewed Spencer about the importance of lyrics, the influence of Pitchfork, and whether he has any regrets with prior musical endeavors.

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Interview with Journalist
Aug27

Interview with Journalist

  Journalist’s musical palette is flecked with words, strategic intonations, acute ideas. He’s been wading through hip-hop for over a decade, and in that time he has shared the booth with incisor-flashing mavericks such as Canibus. Once signed to Motown, the lyricist is now on Hardrout, his own label. Mastering the craft of internal rhymes and battle hardened metaphors, we spoke to the mc about his newest record, his...

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From the Vault: Interview w/ Wolf Parade
Aug22

From the Vault: Interview w/ Wolf Parade

  Working as an editor of a small weekly in the aughts, I fought to perforate the innocuous milquetoast sheen of community articles by bringing in band interviews. The experiment didn’t last long, and pictures of pumpkin patches prevailed. I was in my early twenties, I was barking up the wrong tree. Though violently abridged, this was one of the articles that actually ran in the paper before my publisher gave the column the...

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