KIT with Charlyne Yi and friends.KIT likes to thrash. KIT likes to party. KIT likes 'em short and sweet, heavy and melodic, fun and furious. This L.A. four-piece recently released its second album Invocation, produced by Phil Elverum (Microphones, Mt. Eeerie), on U.K. indie Upset the Rhythm. ... More >>
Also, Slavic Soul Party, Pet Shop Boys, the Humpers and others
You're going to be seeing a lot of lists in the next few weeks. Lists of bests and worsts of year, lists of disappointments, lists of dance mixes and YouTube clips. We figured we'd begin our weeks of lists with one that captures not the year in music, but one aspect of the decade in music: new wei ... More >>
What happens in Anacortes, stays in Anacortes.
Elverum on Crass: "I don't really like that music of Crass, but I love the band, and I love their way, and their presentation."
A celebration of work and packing tape.
The One AM Radio's video "A Brittle Filiment" was a recent YouTube hit, and a wonderful introduction to Hirway's thing.
Elverum on Elverum: "I think I'm trying to one-up my megalomania [pauses] -- or however you pronounce that" - "I am trying to get old people interested in my music." -- "If you like my stuff you're going to have to go very deep."
Phil Elverum: "It's so weird here right now. It's snowing but the sky is blue and it's not really that cold. I don't know where the flakes are coming from. I'm sitting here by the firepit and there's sun shining on me and snow falling on me."
Our newest musical voices who, a decade a ago, might have been tempted to call themselves Moon Flower or Dog Park proudly go by their given names: Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom, Neko Case, Devendra Banhart. Not so with the mysterious Mr. Phil Elverum...
For the week of Feb. 8 - 15