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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
father mountain, bandcamp, on leaving and being left behind, indie rock
Father Mountain is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sludge Factorie, v8, morbidly-o-beats
Morbidly-O-Beats and v8 TFD are Sludge Factorie and they are our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
DOUG, FOOL, Indie, Rap
This week we discuss the independent artist DOUG and his album FOOL.

Interviews

Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
There are musicians, artists if you will, that pay exorbitant amounts of money to invade the inboxes of America. I mean, U2 date raped our iPhones, sonically speaking. There they were and us not remembering shit!  And then there are those artists that you never hear. Talented individuals making quality music heard by almost no one. We are tempted in this information age...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
A long career isn't something promised in any of the fields of art, neither is being famous, especially when you are grinding on your own, putting out your own music, and hitting the road hard. I've been a fan of the Strange Famous Records captain Sage Francis since i first heard about him on an old website when his "sick of waiting tables...urine trouble" tape dropped. From the moment...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
Music is about more than musicians. For instance Syffal plays some shitty role as a tastemaker to the surly and hairy and medicated segment who finds themselves lonely and in elastic-waisted pants. There are countless booking agents, and managers, and PR peeps, and roadies, and merch guys, and photographers, and stylists. We are all vampires in our own way. But not...
uncommon nasa, uncommon records, new york telephone
You’ve probably heard his name spoken on early Def Jux records by the likes of Vast Aire, Aesop Rock, or El-P. You might have purchased one of the many albums off of his Uncommon Records has released over the last 10 years. If you’ve done none of those, and no idea who he is, you’re an asshole, but I’m here to help you with not being an asshole. First step, stop being...
Our Interview with FilthyBroke Records' MJC
Somewhere in some past time that has since melted into the puddle that has become the present, I came to worship at the beat altar of one Morbidly-O-Beats. Morbid (Jake Holmen) is a Chicago-based producer and connoisseur of all things musically fringe and wonderful. He seems to have his considerably talented and supple hands in all kind of projects. One of those projects is a record label called...

Articles

SYFFAList, The Amazing, Rose Windows, North Highlands, battle ave.

Tom's SYFFAList for February 2015

February may be spelled weird and it may be the shortest month, but this year it is jam packed with the goods.

In my time at SYFFAL, I'm not sure I've lived through a month with this much quality waggling their genitalia in my face. No joke, I've come across 5 songs where I said to myself...

jinx mcgee, placeholder, one song, electro, enjoy your body

One Song: Jinx McGee - Placeholder

This Enjoy Your Body album was submitted to SYFFAL in September of 2014, about a week before it dropped. Being the perpetually organized and busy asshole that I am, I listen to every submission in the order they were received. That doesn't bode well for people looking for pre-release...

doomtree, 2/20/15, abbey pub, chicago, concert, rap, minneapolis, minnesota

Doomtree - 2/20/15 - Abbey Pub - Chicago

As a recovering musician who never really broke and never really played much outside of the Chicago and its suburbs bubble, I've played a half dozen venues around the area more than a dozen times. The Abbey Pub is one of those venues.

Amazing fish and chips. Tiny ass fuc...

saycet, phoene somsavath, mirages, electro, france

One Song: SAYCET - Mirages

What all at once feels like the Drive soundtrack and what I imagine I look like when I'm bathing and the salts are juuuuuuuuuuust about to effervesce, whoever the Fuck SAYCET is, dude wants my pants off. 

I've listened to this song "...

One Song, battle ave., Also In Tubs, Jesse Alexander, Pelican Movement

One Song: battle ave. - 'Also In Tubs'

Holy boobs flappin' in the breeze and slappin' you in the face does this song hurt.

I don't know what battle ave's Jesse Alexander is like in person, but man does he sound like a dreary muthafuc...

Stay Tuned, Wonder Years, Indie, Hip Hop

Stay Tuned - Wonder Years

Stay Tuned has dropped a new album and it is worthy of your time. 

I have gone through it a few times but the first time I heard "Wonder Years" I was like damnnnnnnn. This moves me and I need to drop a quick One Song for le SYFFAL.

Stay Tuned...

Diane coffee, Wussy, The Cave Singers, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Jen Wood

Tom's SYFFAList for January 2015

I hate the dead of winter. Not only because it's fucking cold, but because there is pretty much a halt in new music releases from after Thanksgiving to about mid-January. 

Soooooo, below you'll find my SYFFAList for December and January. It includes...

ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts

CONCERTS BRO! GET TIX WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE!

No longer do we need to wait in long lines outside box offices to get concert tickets, just go here instead and forget about lines!

ClickitTicket has a...

Today we blast Opski Chan newness.

Opski Chan - "SUMTHINWITHCHA"

"I keep the feeet for goood luck and throw the rabbit in the trash...three Baby Daddies and a Three-Legged Cat"

 2015 commences with a menacing trek into the psychological forest of San Jose skookum and SYFFAL mainstay Opski Chan. Phillip Seymour...

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