From their genre bending sound to their provocative name, everything about Blacker Face pushes boundaries. Dive deep with this feature about one of Chicago's most explosive young bands.
Portland, OR based label See My Friends was started in 2016 by Stevie Pohlman and Vince Skelly, and quickly became one of the most exciting labels in the NW with full lengths by Mope Grooves and Honey Bucket, a series of short run compilation cassettes, and tapes by acts like Lithics and Conditioner.
A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Craig Wedren, sheds light on Craig’s multi-faceted music career - spanning across his solo career, television and film soundtrack work, and of course Shudder to Think. He is a true musician’s musician and one that everybody who loves music as a craft should know a lot more about.
Ferrell speaks much as he sings -- at a considered but somewhat irregular rapid morse code-like pace. When accompanied by music, his voice is infused with a palpable sneer, somewhere between Kathleen Hanna and James Hetfield when he gets really sassy. In conversation though, he is earnest and focused.
When Doug Kaplan and Max Allison aren’t jamming in Good Willsmith or playing solo sets, they run a label called Hausu Mountain. Turns out, when they aren’t running Hausu Mountain, they’re posting memes, managing a clown, making insane art, getting certified in fields like baby psychology, collecting inflatables, going to a lot of festivals, and getting their dishwasher fixed.
The band’s pedigree is well known, as guitarist Trevor de Brauw, bassist Colin DeKuiper, and drummer Steven Hess have spent the past 20 years playing in bands that all but reshaped the sound of aggressive music. With RLYR, they expand that approach, making the most anthemic, catchy instrumental music that’s been released so far this decade.