Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Drekka

Back in the earliest days of Foxy Digitalis (and Digitalis, even more), Michael Anderson’s Bluesanct label was one I looked at as a semi-model for what I had in mind. His solo project, Drekka, was always something that caught my ear. Years ago, we worked on a few projects and stayed in touch intermittently. In other words, Anderson is a longtime friend of the show, … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis 2022 Favorites: Drekka

Foxy Digitalis Favorites 2022: Regional Attraction

Portland, Oregon’s Regional Attraction has been pretty quiet in 2022, but the one album they released, David Lackner’s Waiting For Sunday, is fantastic. Label boss Andrew Heuback is a longtime friend and collaborator who has turned me on to so much good music through the years, I had to hear where his head has been throughout 2022. Some words from Heuback about this mix: This … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Favorites 2022: Regional Attraction

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)

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

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) December sees Inside No 9 taking a slightly different tact and offers you 24 songs for advent. Here is Part 1 of a 2 part mix. This is the first 12 songs from a glorious year of records. This mix includes reissues but focuses more heavily on new music. All … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #12 (Part One): The Best of 2022 (light between the shadows)

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

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #61: Corntuth

I wrote about Corntuth’s lovely new album, Letters to My Robot Son, in last week’s Capsule Garden, and I highly recommend giving it a listen. His mix for Foxy Digitalis collects music that inspired the album; with the added context, new layers and realizations about it come into view. Here’s what Corntuth has to say about the mix: This is a mix of some of the material … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #61: Corntuth

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #60: Molten Plains

Molten Plains Fest, curated by Sarah Ruth Alexander and Ernesto Montiel, will take place next week, December 9th and 10th, in Denton, Texas. It’s an incredible two-day event of adventurous sounds and collective spirit. In celebration of this event, I asked Ernesto if he’d put together a mix of festival performers, and across these 18 tracks, it’s easy to see what a special event this will … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #60: Molten Plains

The 11th Hour, Episode #29: Young Al Capone

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 Instagram and find The 11th … Continue reading The 11th Hour, Episode #29: Young Al Capone

The Music of Norm Chambers

It’s been over two weeks since Norm Chambers left this terrestrial plane, and he and his music continue to be front of mind. Putting this mix together, I was continually gobsmacked at just how incredible Norm’s work is. I mean, it’s something I knew, but it had been years since I’d listened so intently (and intensely) to this much of it at one time. I remain … Continue reading The Music of Norm Chambers