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Cheap Karma & Thriftstore Suits: The Aaron Lee Tasjan Interview

Aaron Lee Tasjan oozes cool with his unique fashion sense and lyrical and guitar playing style. He dons 60s style psychedelic -looking round sunglasses and wide brimmed hats. He rules the stage as a bespoke gentleman wildly wielding his red, custom… Continue Reading →

Straight Outta’ Epping Forest: The Trent Halliday Interview

Trent Halliday just drips sophistication. Coming straight outta’ Epping Forest, a place that “straddles the border between Greater London and Essex” (perk up those ears, English folk enthusiasts), his music is littered with with cinematic avant garde nuggets. Trent works… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 5: “Astronomy Domine”

“Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, Released August 4th, 1967 The first sounds one hears when cuing up Pink Floyd’s Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Syd Barrett’s first foray into the album format, are the garbled distress signals of a lost… Continue Reading →

“One Of Us Has Been To Thom York’s House”: The Portrayal Interview

Portrayal is a completely underrated band, dreamy but with a serrated edge hidden just beneath the lush surface. The duo, Rob Tranter on Guitars, Bass, Synths etc and Joe Crook holding down Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, hails from Shrewsbury UK and… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 4: “The Scarecrow”

“The Scarecrow” by Pink Floyd, Released June 16th, 1967 We are four tracks deep on The Madcap Rated Series, and it pains me to say that this is the first track in Syd’s catalog that I don’t enjoy. It’s also… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 3: “See Emily Play”

“See Emily Play” by Pink Floyd, Released June 16th, 1967 Imagine for a moment that you are 19 years of age. The year is 1967 and the month is June. The first warm rays of the Summer Of Love are… Continue Reading →

Fall Protection Needed: The Silence Kit Interview

Anything but silent, The Silence Kit puts out music that fuses a variety of genres yet artfully dissects them so each song stands out on its own. Merging post punk, dark indie, and shoegazing dream pop, this NJ/PA-based band a… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 2: “Candy And A Currant Bun”

“Candy And A Currant Bun” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 I know, I know, it’s tough to imagine Syd Barrett as a sexual being. This is mostly due to the press he’s received, both during his run with… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 1: “Arnold Layne”

“Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 It makes the most crystalline type of sense that the very first recorded Syd Barrett song to reach the world from his stately, angelic brain concerned a Cambridge cross dresser stealing… Continue Reading →

Delia Derbyshire: War Sounds and Lampshades

Mixing mathematics and sound was Delia Derbyshire’s goal. This petite Englishwoman with librarian looks and otherworldly auditory abilities achieved her goal.  A true musical genius, Delia, “The Sculptress of Sound”, was the brains and the loop master of the original… Continue Reading →

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