Plenty of artists would cringe if the word “workmanlike” were used to describe their output, but Jill Townsley embraces it. In an exhibit appropriately titled “TOIL,” Townsley creates her art by painstakingly repeating humble processes like scribbling. That’s not a new idea—artists from Cy Twombly to Linn Meyers have tried it. But Townsley takes to [...]
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Not much, at least from the ones I've contacted. The annual event, in which geeks like me flood independent record stores across the country to pick up exclusive releases, takes place on April 17 this year. And some of the more notable indie labels, like Sub Pop and 4AD, have begun announcing what limited-press releases [...]
Salome, one of the few metal bands that performed at this year's CMJ.
For D.C. bands, the takeaway from CMJ seems to have been this: It will not pluck you from obscurity, but it can't hurt. Also: Don't believe the hype.
"The myth that you can land the perfect agent or manager at a place like that—I don’t think [...]
Last night, I realized that in my mini-review of Dan Deacon's now-leaked album, Bromst, I should have posted a few soundclips to give BPB readers a chance to hear some of the Baltimore artist's epic creations. Well fair-use laws dictate that you will only get to hear a small portion of these lengthy songs. It's [...]
So Dan Deacon's upcoming, long-awaited, much discussed, new album, Bromst, leaked yesterday. At least it's the first day I noticed its appearance in the freebie format. Deacon has said the new album is darker. The album's first single has already been digested. Deacon told the Baltimore City Paper that he thought of Bromst as more [...]