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Random Truths

Random Truths are compiled by the music staff.

Random Truths About… Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe

The Way Sound Leaves a Room was just released this month. An EP of covers and demos, it showcases Jaffe on numerous instruments she hadn’t tackled before, sounding beautiful as ever.

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Random Truths About… Damien Jurado

damien jurado

Damien Jurado has been one of the most influential and interesting songwriters in the Pacific Northwest for a decade.

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Random Truths About… John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice has been releasing solo albums for the past decade, as well as producing albums for such bands as Spoon and the Mountain Goats. He writes clean, clever music that often tackles the dark and the political while still offering sweet melodies and a warm analog sound.

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Random Truths About… Simontronic

Simontronic

“I find the most visceral and stimulating form of music to be classical. It comes to you from a different angle.”

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Random Truths About… Matthew Gray

Musician Matthew Gray performing

“I don’t know if music itself changes the way people live their lives, I think it’s the other way around.”

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Random Truths About… Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards

“Music has the ability to inspire and elevate our moods. It also has the ability to make us feel "cool" or understood. That’s why a person’s taste in music so quickly defines them.”

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Random Truths About… Caribou

“I’m increasingly intolerant of religious fundamentalism of any variety. Irrationality gets under my skin.”

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Random Truths About… Karl Blau

“I don’t have much of an opinion on the music I make. I am more of a catch-and-release type creator. I guess I like the ones best that I’m hands off of.”

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Random Truths About… Brother Reade

Brother Reade

“There are certain records that your first encounter with them have a huge impact, and you can look back and see them as huge turning points. When you make music, I think you’re always subconsciously striving to pay that debt back to the world.”

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Random Truths About… Kirby Dominant

Kirby Dominant

“I think music is a beautiful vehicle to teach, thus educating the masses can bring about change.”

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Random Truths About… Rudresh Mahanthappa

rudresh mahanthappa

“I’m trying to get back to a carefree creative mindset. It’s hard when the realities of adulthood rear their ugly heads.”

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Random Truths About… Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

“Music is at the core of that which makes us human.”

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Random Truths About… SJ Esau

SJ Esau

“That’s not a real nipple.”

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Random Truths About… Rusty Santos

Rusty Santos

“It’s the closest thing to a religion for many people I know. With music you get less guilt and violence.”

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Random Truths About… Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons

“Music justifies things very gently, and it combines well with other things to make up one’s public identity.”

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