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[Song of the Day] Sylvan Esso - "Uncatena"

[Song of the Day] Sylvan Esso – “Uncatena”

All I want from you is a letter and to be your distant lover That is all that I can offer at this time Okay, so I know Alex told you about these guys back in February, but sometimes it takes me awhile to pay attention to things. Sometimes it takes a room packed with...
[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

PHOTO by BEN LINDBLOOM, WORDS arranged by CATIE YOUNG. We had a chance to talk with the man behind Ugly Hussy (umm, so to speak …) at Treefort this year. He makes expansive guitar loops that sound exactly how Idaho looks. But he’s not from Idaho. And he’s more than just pedals and a guitar....
[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

Built to Spill / Photo by Ben Lindbloom As I re-enter the wholesome land of Kalefort and Exercisefort, I should be tired of putting fort at the end of whatever noun just happens along. I’m not. It’s true, this year there were a lot of forts at Treefort. Hackfort, Skatefort, Alefort, Yogafort, Kidfort, Storyfort. Some...
[Spotlight] Treefort 2014 - We Are Fucking So Excited You Guys

[Spotlight] Treefort 2014 – We Are Fucking So Excited You Guys

Treefort starts TOMORROW & you know how we love Treefort. We’ll be here, bringing you every moment (that we can remember). Here’s what we are biting our nails excited about (which means you should be excited about them too.): Catie: Bad90s / I fucking love horses. Chastity Belt / Hello. Frugal Father / How is...
[Song of the Day] BAD90s - "On The Way"

[Song of the Day] BAD90s – “On The Way”

BAD90s “On The Way” Newborn pop music from Boise, Idaho. Please join me in kicking this year’s strain of Seasonal Affective Disorder by listening to this seven million times in a row. – Catie  
[Song of the Day] Chastity Belt - "Seattle Party"

[Song of the Day] Chastity Belt – “Seattle Party”

Chastity Belt “Seattle Party” A few things: 1. This year I am turning over this new leaf that involves listening to and liking more lady vocalists. Chastity Belt is the first thing I have to report. Do yourself a favor & listen to their record, No Regerts, in its entirety. And you thought a giant...
[Spotlight] 2013 Lists On Lists - Catie

[Spotlight] 2013 Lists On Lists – Catie

I was a bad listener this year. Like the kind of listener who deserves a pile of really lumpy coal. In my limited ingestion, however, I did notice a trend. Likely less an actual trend and more a creation of my own earbrain, I started clumping favorite songs in twos. All of the sets of...
[Song of the Day]  Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Swing Lo Magellan"

[Song of the Day] Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swing Lo Magellan”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Swing Lo Magellan” Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a DHM favorite (we interviewed Ruban Nielson at this year’s Treefort Music Fest … you can read that here), will release an acoustic EP called Blue Record this October. Today they shared a track that will appear on said EP, a cover of Dirty Projectors’ “Swing Lo Magellan.” This is a perfect song for...
[Song(s) of the Day] / [Album Stream] Typhoon - "Morton's Fork" & "Possible Deaths"

[Song(s) of the Day] / [Album Stream] Typhoon – “Morton’s Fork” & “Possible Deaths”

  Typhoon “Morton’s Fork” & “Possible Deaths” (also, stream White Lighter) I cannot cannot stop listening to these two tracks. Particularly while driving. They sort of make being alive feel like it matters. & I like it when things do that. Situated next to each other on Typhoon‘s new record, White Lighter, “Morton’s Fork” &...
[Listen] Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk - Think Tone

[Listen] Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk – Think Tone

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk Think Tone   Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk have been putting together head-swirling, moderately noisy sounds since 2005. They hold listeners with a loose, yet directed grip and I cannot get enough of them. Their most recent LP, Think Tone, was released on Bandcamp in early July. Stream it in...
[Listen] Ugly Hussy - Moonrock Harvester EP

[Listen] Ugly Hussy – Moonrock Harvester EP

Ugly Hussy Moonrock Harvester EP Umm, hello. This was one of the approximately three or four best things that happened at Treefort Music Fest this year, not to mention the most excited I’ve been about anything looped since tUnE-yArDs. This being, Ugly Hussy. Ugly Hussy is Alex Maddalena. Transplanted from New England, Maddalena currently lives...
[Video] Youth Lagoon - "Mute"

[Video] Youth Lagoon – “Mute”

What a relief to know we can finally just count on shit getting more and more weird. Remember this? Also, many a shot of our lovely Boise & the dude who makes my coffee sometimes. – Catie