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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.


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...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
If you’ve been a fan of Los Angeles underground at all over the last 15 years, chances are you’ve heard of Gajah, either as a part of Acid Reign along with beOND, or as an alumni of the infamous Project Blowed open mic in LA. Gajah has a lengthy discography under his belt, and has added to it with another banger, Hands Of Gold Are Always Cold, that was produced by Uncommon Nasa....
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
I’ve known this kid Jake on the internet for a few years now. We have a lot in common besides just our skin color and our affinity for spandex and white wine. Hell, our kids are breathing the same oxygen and we share his wife as an instagram follower, we’re practically related bro. When Jacob (THAT’S CAS ONE BRO) mentioned he was dropping the video for the track I almost got...


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


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.


"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...

Today we make a playlist for the heartsick.

For Her

It's not often I find myself writing about things when I am as sober and distilled as the morning that surrounds me.

Lately, no matter the Herculean nature of my effort, I cannot get stoned or achieve the imperceptible comfort of numbness. In my stomach there are stones and in my head...

One Song, Breakfast In Fur, Portrait, Flyaway Garden, Bar/None Records

One Song: Breakfast In Fur - Portrait

I'm always so rushed in the morning that I end up forgetting to eat, but still manage to drink a lot of coffee. Once I get to my desk and look at the long list of e-mails I get all fucking jittery.

But this morning. Oh THIS morning, I came across this...

Stop Sleeping - Portland HipHop

It's cold, it's one of the whitest cities in the United States, and its got more hipster per capita than a thrift store, cold war kids concert or Riff Raff show. But, it is also the hidden gem on the west coast, holding some amazing talents who all sing, rhyme...

Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, Coner Oberst, Roundtable

Roundtable: Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

For Christmas I got one of my favorite albums on vinyl and as I listened to it for the 1,000th time I thought: 'If I had somebody's undivided listening attention and could explain exactly what I'm listening to....could I alter the way they hear it?' Could I make them love it as much as I do? Or...

SYFFALmas, 2014

SYFFALmas 2014

Not everything is all bros and dick jokes at SYFFAL.

Favorite Albums, best of, 2014, Open Mike Eagle, The War On Drugs, Death From Ab

SYFFAL's Favorite Albums of 2014

2014 was a calendar year for SYFFAL.


Nah, frealdo, 2014 was a dope year for the SYFFALs. I mean, lots of weird shit happened. For example...

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