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Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Blouse, Widowspeak, White Poppy, Ejecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe

"Somehow, I thought it was a good idea to dress up as a biker-prostitute when I was 12.... Then my friend put a snail down my back because she knew I was afraid of them." - Blouse's Charlie Hilton

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Blouse,WidowspeakWhite PoppyEjecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe. More

Sep 22, 2012

Remember back when making a mixtape for your friends meant more than sending over a Spotify playlist? When you’d carefully select songs before burning them onto a CD? (Or recording them to tape?) When every track meant something? We've a gotten few of our favorite artists to make a tape for you, including Peaking Lights, Dntel, Teen Daze, Big Black Delta, Acid House Kings, and more. More

Jun 02, 2012

Remember back when making a mixtape for your friends meant more than sending over a Spotify playlist? When you’d carefully select songs before burning them onto a CD? (Or recording them to tape?) When every track meant something? Since it’s difficult to hand physical media through the Internet, we’ve compiled all the mixtapes we’ve posted to date below, including cuts from Johan AgebjörnBig Black DeltaBlouseDawn Golden and Rosy CrossLetting Up Despite Great FaultsMan Without CountryNite JewelPallersSunless ’97Teen Daze, and Zambri

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Premiere: Blouse Mixtape

It Came From the Van!

Apr 04, 2012

We were quite taken with Blouse at SXSW—so much in fact, we asked the Oregon trio to contribute to our ongoing mixtape series.  More

Mar 21, 2012

Despite getting into a physical altercation with my alarm clock on the last day of SXSW (Final score, me: 0, alarm clock: 1), I still summoned the fortitude to see a few more bands. Thankfully, Saturday a historically light day when it comes to showcases, and in between sets we found time to engage in a few extra-curricular activities. Chiefly, that meant enjoying the perfect storm of SXSW attendees, college students on spring break, St. Patrick’s Day pub-crawlers, and locals out for a weekend, as they came together in an awkward cloud of music, booze, and terrible green clothing.

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Interviews

Charlie Hilton

By Any Other Name

Jun 09, 2016

If Charlie Hilton's solo debut album Palana brings to mind a certain iconic 1960s singer, know that you're not the only one to notice the similarities. The Blouse frontwoman recognizes her untraditional vocal phrasing ("My vocal delivery style sometimes sounds a little funny!"), puts her in line for Nico comparisons. More

The End: Charlie Hilton on Endings and Death

"[My personal hell would be] waiting for eternity in a long line at a crowded airport with the most boring, dismal people around me."

Apr 01, 2016

To end out the week, we ask Charlie Hilton some questions about endings and death. Hilton is the front-woman for Blouse, but in January she released her debut solo album, Palana, via Captured Tracks. More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Blouse, Widowspeak, White Poppy, Ejecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe

"Somehow, I thought it was a good idea to dress up as a biker-prostitute when I was 12.... Then my friend put a snail down my back because she knew I was afraid of them." - Blouse's Charlie Hilton

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Blouse,WidowspeakWhite PoppyEjecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe. More


Reviews

Imperium

Imperium

Captured Tracks

Oct 16, 2013

This Portland trio improves upon their somewhat humdrum first outing by doing what many synthpop acts might consider the unthinkable: they tossed out their synthesizers entirely. More

SXSW Day 4 Recap: We are Serenades, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Fanfarlo, Blouse, and SBTRKT

Mar 22, 2012

Despite getting into a physical altercation with my alarm clock on the last day of SXSW (Final score, me: 0, alarm clock: 1), I still summoned the fortitude to see a few more bands. Thankfully, Saturday a historically light day when it comes to showcases, and in between sets we found time to engage in a few extra-curricular activities. Chiefly, that meant enjoying the perfect storm of SXSW attendees, college students on spring break, St. Patrick’s Day pub-crawlers, and locals out for a weekend, as they came together in an awkward cloud of music, booze, and terrible green clothing. More