"I suppose I am really unaware of my writing process because I never really plan on writing anything, it just kind of happens."
Interviews with bands and solo musicians.
"I think wooing a language is in some ways easier when it is not the language you grew up with. You can decide to learn it only through reading poetry or listening to songs. You can leave out the ugly parts."
"I like going to a show where everyone is into the music...Everyone's on the same page for whatever, how long, twenty minutes. That feeling's pretty cool."
"I made the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R as sort of a tour supplement to the Milo tape and put it on the internet for free. I think that was the best thing I could have done."
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.
Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.
"For awhile I was like, 'I'll just make the most complicated thing that nobody else can do and then I'll be the best.' And now I'm kind of learning that sometimes the most difficult thing to make isn't the best at all."
Damien Jurado has been one of the most influential and interesting songwriters in the Pacific Northwest for a decade.
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.
"I find the most visceral and stimulating form of music to be classical. It comes to you from a different angle."