Over the last couple of months, I have documented my experiences, both in my visits back to San Diego and my life in Leeds, on a point and shoot 35mm film camera that I picked up in a thrift store (a highly recommended thing to do). Following are some of the images I’ve taken, plus some from my Polaroid, as a bit of comparison between the two worlds. Continue reading
“What makes us different is that we always try to make each song we create different and original with lyrics and sound. We want our songs to have meaning and texture, we want to set ourselves apart by taking people on a trip with our youth. This album we’re releasing is called, “The Day Moon,” because whenever it’s broad day, or before sunset, there’s a day moon that’s just so beautiful; that acts as a beauty mark in the sky. The vibes you get are too surreal sometimes.”
A passion that acts as a canvas, we sat down with Nicholas Bodenstadt of The Howlies to talk about the ambitions and idea behind San Diego’s latest “psychedelic surf rock” band.
Brooklyn band, Beach Fossils, are putting themselves back out there with their new, and much anticipated album, Somersault. The album has eleven new tracks each with an evolving sound; a few sound like they could have been taken right off of their self-titled album but with a fresh new vibe. Most have a revamped, more mature take on the typical tone.
CAROLINE is a ‘dream pop’ band, as the members like to call it, from San Diego CA. Their story began when, at age 13, lead-singer Caroline Corn began writing poetry. “Oh God, it was super emo, seventh grader poetry,” she admits openly, “but then I realized poetry and lyrics are kind of the same, so I took one of the poems and turned it into a song.”
“When your sky is falling down, you know I’ll be around to wipe your tears.”
Last weekend, concert photographer Violet Teegardin captured the high-energy of Cage The Elephant’s set at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta! Continue reading to see her shots on 35mm, and make sure to check out her site for an impressive portfolio of concert photos & Polaroids. Continue reading
On April 20th, the boys of Twin Peaks made a stop at the holy venue known as The Irenic, for the San Diego stop of their tour. Church by day and rock concert by night, The Irenic never seems to disappoint, whether the show be local or just another stop in the US. The latter was the case last Thursday, as Chicago natives, Twin Peaks, were welcomed by a surplus of crowd-surfers and sweaty concert connoisseurs. They headlined the show with Hinds, a lo-fi female group from Madrid. Although we were not able to take photos for the girl’s set, we did snag a photo pass for Twin Peaks. Read more to see the gallery! Continue reading
A few years ago I found myself asking “Why does listening to
politically and socially conscious music tend to be a phase people
grow out of as they get older?” Is it that the exuberant passion they
once had for it during their more formative years vanished as they
transitioned more into adulthood? Did they just become apathetic?
Because certainly the subject matter is never childish, and the issues
addressed usually affect mostly adults. Continue reading