Since 2010, the Mexican sound artist has been reflecting, recording, documenting and exhibiting the symbolic, personal, financial, legal, civic and human costs of Mexico’s War on Drugs.
A conversation with the music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on music and mainstream culture, Popular Modernism, the struggle for time and the dizzying prospects of a political “new.”
“THAT’S THE POINT FOR THE RECORD COMPANY, BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE THE POINT FOR THE BAND”
“THAT’S THE REVOLUTION IN PUNK, IF THERE IS ONE”
“I’M REALLY SCARED WHEN I KILL IN MY DREAMS”
“THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PROBLEM, MID-SIZE VENUES ARE DISAPPEARING”
“WE’RE VERY STRATEGIC IN HOW WE OPERATE AND CREATE”
Dan Barrow reactivates the nearly-forgotten punk film for 2015 and beyond.
Algorithms coded and deployed by Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr explore the possibilities of generative music composition and remix.
“IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT DOING FUCKING JUSTICE TO THE SUBJECTS”
THE FALL OF COLLEGE ROCK AND THE RISE OF “INDIE” or, INDIE ROCK AS THE GENTRIFICATION OF PUNK
“YOUR HEROES HAD TO COMPULSIVELY BE MADE FUN OF”
“YOU’RE JUST 2 COOL 2 BE TRUE, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU”
“IN SOME CASES YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LISTENING TO”
“MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY OWN MUSIC ISN’T TO BE A RECORD-MAKING MACHINE. IT’S WHAT I DO CONSTANTLY, BUT I DON’T FEEL LIKE I NEED TO SHARE EVERYTHING WITH EVERYONE. SOME THINGS ARE PRIVATE.”
“THE HUMAN VOICE IS THE ORGAN OF THE SOUL” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On an icy December night in 2012, a crowd of people gather around a Christmas tree at an outdoor stage in the center of Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. In front of the Ljubljana Plečnik Market, the revelers are not there to sing carols though. The city is tense after violence has erupted
An ongoing effort with Jim O’Rourke and Keiji Haino, together one of the most vibrant trios active, was the subject of a recent correspondence.
Kraftwerk Performing ‘Die Roboter’ on Rockpop on ZDF Television, March 29, 1978.
“WE’RE ALL ADDICTED TO MUSIC ANYWAY”