Waking and Baking (in the Sun) with Gold Leaves

Some bands suffer from the outdoor-ness of festivals--Gold Leaves thrives. Grant Olsen's voice has a richness which translates well to the outdoor venue of the Sub Pop stage. His natural vocal reverberations echo over the field. Bill Patton's shredding guitar and Tomo Nakayama's brilliant keyboard … [Read more...]

“In the end you’re a fool like a journalist”: Overthinking Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa

I should have completed this preview days ago. I could have written up simple synopses on each of the songs from Damien Jurado‚Äôs newest release Maraqopa (his tenth full length, for those of you keeping score). I could have told you that his songs make me feel feelings and encouraged you to get … [Read more...]