The 11th Hour, Episode #32: Sound System (Operation Ivy)

The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or … Continue reading The 11th Hour, Episode #32: Sound System (Operation Ivy)

Video Premiere: Purple Decades “Everthus the Ether”

Bliss is a fleeting memory permeating the intimate landscape of Purple Decades’ (aka Cincinnati’s Tristan Eckerson) beguiling “Everthus the Ether.” Repeating phrases etch into our internal dialogue, thawing layers of emotive permafrost with emotive passages and expressive vulnerability. “Everthus the Ether” is a wistful coda for a time of separation leading to reconnective embraces. Mathilde Delli’s excellent video enhances the underlying feeling present throughout. Alone … Continue reading Video Premiere: Purple Decades “Everthus the Ether”

Video Premieres: Biliana Voutchkova & Jeff Surak

Biliana Voutchkova’s DUOS series continues to be one of my favorite things about 2022. Unleashing album after album in conjunction with Relative Pitch Records, there’s not much time to come up for air. That’s a big part of the appeal for me, as Voutchkova’s unique approach and style are instantly recognizable yet always shapeshifting. Each release in the series has been a world unto itself, … Continue reading Video Premieres: Biliana Voutchkova & Jeff Surak

Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Andrew Oda

As part of Foxy Digitalis’s 2022 look back, I asked a handful of artists, labels, and friends to put together mixes of some of their favorites from the year, and I’ll share them throughout December and January. Andrew Oda was a late 2022 revelation for me. His album, Back to the Body, is a dense, hypnotizing masterpiece (I just wrote about it last week, so I won’t … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Andrew Oda

Track Premiere: Chasms “Ache”

Pensive rhythms unlock the airy spaces surrounding Chasms’ (aka Jess Labrador) latest single, “Ache.” Amorphous synth textures shift through the ether to buoy Labrador’s otherworldly vocal melodies. Dreams crystallize into sharp leads that lay the red carpet for each chorus. When Labrador sings lyrics like “I ache to be promised” and “I ache to be savored” in a heavenly whisper, the words carry a cosmic … Continue reading Track Premiere: Chasms “Ache”

Video Premiere: Matt Rösner “Ripples on Time”

A warm whisper sifts through raindrops as dawn’s breath dances across glistening piano arrangements and ephemeral spaces. Rösner’s approach with “Ripples on Time” ground it with an air of chance, the piece beginning life as a loose piano improvisation that holds up a meticulous house of sonic elements. It’s a theme throughout his forthcoming album, Empty, Expanding, Collapsing, and “Ripples on Time” brings it in spades. … Continue reading Video Premiere: Matt Rösner “Ripples on Time”

Strength In Movement: An Interview With Sugar Vendil

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon or subscribe to The Jewel Garden. Sugar Vendil’s work is a recent revelation, but once her latest album, May We Know Our Own Strength, crossed my path, it’s become a bit of a fixture. There’s a captivating power in her work, as though the way she plays piano, and the entrancing movement threaded … Continue reading Strength In Movement: An Interview With Sugar Vendil

Inside No. 9, Episode #12 (Part One): The Best of 2022 (light between the shadows)

Inside No. 9, Episode #12 (Part One): The Best of 2022 (light between the shadows) es reissues but focuses more heavily on new music. All of the music (except Les Rallizes Denudes) is new to me. 2022 has been an impossibly difficult year for your loyal contributor. Music has been a constant salve to the troubles, and Foxy Digitalis has helped make everything a little … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #12 (Part One): The Best of 2022 (light between the shadows)

The Capsule Garden Vol 1.40: December 2, 2022

It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means it is BC day, of course. Last one of the year. Last one forever? Who knows. But I’ve got a new Charlatan album out called Earth Games, and it’s a course alteration for the project. It’s a record I’m incredibly proud of, and a little terrified of having it out in the world since it feels … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.40: December 2, 2022

The 11th Hour, Episodes #30 & #31: Detroit / She’s Automatic

The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or … Continue reading The 11th Hour, Episodes #30 & #31: Detroit / She’s Automatic