Now, far removed from the jet black, unfortunate moments seen earlier in his life and career, Showalter is set to shed it all and move forward with Hard Love, a flat-out rock record that is meant to embrace the good things.
In advance of The Traditional’s upcoming album, The Queen of Heaven, we interviewed Anthony Musior about formal wear; the rugged, heel-thumping importance of Nikes; and the empirical greatness of sunglasses.
Caila Thompson-Hannant’s kaleidoscopic iridescence is both saltwater taffy and tall shadows. Operating as Mozart’s Sister, the Montréal-based artist draws wavy chalk lines that are hopelessly full of life.
It should come as no surprise to hear that Lipstate is also a filmmaker in her own right, and listening to the cavernous hums and swirling guitars, here, only makes you hope that she’ll release a companion movie at some point in the near future.
Cousins racks the shotgun by spinning in a heap of wires, mashing the microphone, and roaring on the floor of the iconic City Heights venue. The one-two punch of Thiessen and Cousins may be the best in rock music right now.
We’re already a few days into the month, but there’s still enough ahead to offer up a glimpse at six records we’re most looking forward to in February. The following picks are in order of release date.
I stumbled across Chance the Rapper’s latest video, ‘Same Drugs’. I’ve listened to last year’s exceptional “Coloring Book”, several hundred times in 2016, so I was familiar the Chicago-based artist’s song — but this accompanying video threw me into a throng of emotions.
Led by singer/songwriter Dylan Baldi’s idea that the essence of a song’s composition starts at its purest form, they’ve released three successful studio records built around not much more than insanely catchy guitar riffs and high energy anthemic choruses.
As I scramble to scoop up and sift through everything I listened to in 2016, I never fail to appreciate how much music, or life for that matter, can be forgotten in even a small amount of time.
In our second installment of “Andy & Rob Talk…”, Cinema Spartan editor Rob Patrick and assistant editor Andy Ferguson dive into the oeuvre of celebrated musician, Sufjan Stevens. Here is the transcript.