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Julien Baker

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Julien Baker

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien Baker, a 20 year old singer songwriter from Tennessee, has temporarily traded fronting the 4 piece post-punk band Forrister for an acoustic guitar guided by the sound of her voice. Now, with no bandmates around her on stage, Julien has had to adjust to this new chapter in her music career. "Playing alone is very different. It's much more intimate, which I like, but it's also more vulnerable. And especially given the content of the songs, sometimes that is scary. When I perform with Forrister if I start to panic or something on-stage, I can look over at ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came here for.You are reading ...

The Body

Interviews The Body

Posted April 28, 2016, 1:53 a.m.

Setting out to create the most twisted and disgusting pop record ever created, The Body certainly achieved that goal with their latest album, No One ...

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Pastepunk

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Pastepunk

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:49 a.m.

Jordan Baker (pastepunk) SPB: What has been the hardest transition as you’ve let Pastepunk go to rest? Baker: The hardest thing by far has been when I hear new music for the first time and feel a sudden urge to write about it. My mind hasn't let go of the desire to share my thoughts and from that, I've loosely started a new personal blog Leveling Spirit -- http://levelingspirit.tumblr.com/ While I no longer feel like I have the weight of a 14 year zine history hanging over me, I miss the sensation of being an ...

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SXSW 2016

Music SXSW 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 1:51 a.m.

An Esquire article written immediately after the event describe South by Southwest 2016 as “the worst-attended, least buzzy version of ...

Failure Pact

Interviews Failure Pact

Posted April 17, 2016, 3:56 p.m.

Punk means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. With no shortage of hardcore bands these ...

 Medictation

Music Medictation

Posted April 3, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Leatherface never achieved the success they deserved. In the late '80s and early '90s, the UK punk band created a ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
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CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that ...

The Treasure Fleet

Interviews The Treasure Fleet

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

The Treasure Fleet play by their own rules. Sure, there are members of familiar bands like The Arrivals, The Lawrence ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on Claudio Marino

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on Claudio Marino

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For this installment of "Beyond Casual Observation" Claudio Marino of Artax Film and Swedish band Tid took some time to ...

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