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“Martijn Tevel, Alicia Breton Ferrer and Sven Engelsman’s friendship started at high school in Spijkenisse, a suburban town just beyond the southwest corner of Rotterdam. It’s also the place where Erik de Jong (Spinvis) and Afrojack were born. When you bring up Spijkenisse around The Sweet Release of Death however…

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I remember Dan Deacon once telling me email is the most primitive and inefficient form of human communication in the world. He might not have been wrong. More often than not, email correspondence is a slog. Sooooo… how do we actually make it fun and substantial?

Having written a whole…

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I imagine Chicago winters to be both majestic and merciless. Outside, from the windowpane of some warm sanctuary, everything is coated in gorgeous, glimmering pale white, even the darkest of night skies. Once you’re compelled to step outside, the bitter frostbite seizes your exposed nerves while thick cascades of snow…

Low’s thirteenth album HEY WHAT is both crushing and crushingly beautiful at the same time. Throughout, it seems like the ground is constantly crumbling and shifting underneath your feet, as emotions pour out in chaotic, dumbstruck fashion before you’re ready to even process them. …

The key to landing a good punch is always the follow-through. You don’t actually aim for the face, but the space behind the face. Far too many up-and-coming rock and/or roll bands in recent memory don’t quite grasp this notion. …

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A few months ago during the height of the corona lockdown, Milena and Thomas of GOLD asked me to do a Q&A about their breakthrough album No Image. This article was published exclusively in their self-published zine, No Zine, which you can order a copy of here. With their permission…

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