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Month: March 2022

[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.
Interviews, Music

[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.

We got another BandCamp Friday gift: one of my favorite producers, Seraph., dropped a new track, "Virmire", today! In honor of this surprise, we decided to sit down and have a little chat about the state of the scene, what's next for this UK-based producer, and more. Stream "Virmire", on BandCamp, below, and read on to learn more about Seraph. Vermire by Seraph To get us started, would you please tell us just a little bit about yourself? And, if you don’t mind my asking--where did the moniker "Seraph." come from? Sure thing! My name is James. I’m a 24-year-old Music Producer from the Northeast of the UK, and I like to make sad music with even sadder guitar melodies. As for where I got the “Seraph” alias from, it’s kind of a nerdy story [laughs]. I g...
1970’s Charitable Frenzy Explained in ‘Dear Mr. Brody’  (Review)
Features, Film, Reviews

1970’s Charitable Frenzy Explained in ‘Dear Mr. Brody’ (Review)

In 'Dear Mr. Brody,' the latest documentary from director Keith Maitland ('Tower'), we're introduced to a seemingly well-intentioned 21-year-old named Michael James Brody Jr. Brody caused a genuine national frenzy in 1970 when he announced he would be giving away his entire inheritance, allegedly worth $25 million or more, to people in need. He encouraged people to write him letters to let him know why they needed money. The plan was to distribute as much of it as he could for the betterment of society. Or so the story goes. Maitland attempts to uncover the bizarre backstory behind Brody's giveaway by speaking to his widow, several friends, and multiple letter writers from the original campaign. You see, Brody was quickly overwhelmed by the response to his quest to give aw...
LISTEN: SHAED Covers Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”
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LISTEN: SHAED Covers Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

In honor of the 30th anniversary of its original release, SHAED has released a cover of Nirvana's "Come As You Are". Originally released on March 2nd, 1992, the Washington D.C.-based group put their own spin on the track. "Come As You Are" was the second single to be released off of the landmark Nevermind album from Nirvana. It followed the release of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and marked the last time the band had a Top 40 hit on their hands. Recorded in 1991 and produced by Butch Vig, there was some reluctance on even releasing the song as a single due to similarities to Killing Joke's "Eighties". Ultimately it was released and the rest, as they say, is history. SHAED made a name for themselves with the breakout hit "Trampoline" in the summer of 2018. Their album High Dive follow...
A Chat With The Young Legend, MAYKO.
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A Chat With The Young Legend, MAYKO.

"...the whole purpose of music, in my opinion, is to transport people into a place, into a feeling..." If there is any name you need to remember in 2022, it's Mayko's. You're certainly going to be seeing it everywhere soon.  You may already be familiar with Mayko through his release with Sable Valley, or perhaps you remember him from a vibe.digital podcast, or stumbled upon him another way. (If not, you can get introduced to Mayko in our “Release Radar’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3”).  Perhaps the best way to get to know him is through his own words, though, right?  Well, we were lucky enough to be able to interview Mayko about his art and artistry, what he’s learned on his journey so far–as well as what’s coming next for ‘The Young Legend’.   For...