Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mike Garson talks about ‘David Bowie Variations’: an Indie Ethos exclusive

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Forget Brian Eno, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. One of David Bowie's most consistent and important collaborators has been his stalwart keyboardist, Mike Garson....

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4...

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This post continues my conversation with Mike Garson, which took place May 4, 2004. I sat down with him backstage at the James L....

An interview with Sigur Ros' drummer ahead of the band's first...

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One of the concerts of this year we’re most looking forward to is Sigur Rós’ overdue visit to Miami. It’s scheduled to cap the...

Kate Bush’s “new” album ‘Director’s Cut,’ a track-by-track review

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Back when I had a weekly space of print in my college paper, Florida International University's "The Beacon," I had the chance to preview...

From the Archives: Reliving Red House Painters live in 1997 in...

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Full disclosure: Mark Kozelek blew off a scheduled interview to my face the night after this concert. Still, I don't take my taste for...

Popol Vuh’s Herzog soundtracks reissued; Download Sculptor Steiner here!

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When I first heard about  SPV's planned release of a five CD collection of Popol Vuh's early soundtracks for Werner Herzog's films, I was excited...

From the Archives: Mike Garson goes from jazz to Bowie (Part...

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As already established in my earlier posts culled from several interviews with Mike Garson for an unpublished piece regarding his contribution to the music of...

Krautrock/Indie fans take note: download a free Can tribute album

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As many who read this blog know, I am a big fan of that controversially named alt-rock genre "Krautrock," the catch-all term that covers...

Fleet Foxes dump hooks, go for atmosphere on new album

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The members of Fleet Foxes have been away from the recording studio a long time since the recording of their breakout self-titled full-length in ...

Beach House offer most riveting album yet with ‘Bloom’ – out...

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Too often, lately, I have heard lush, layered records only to feel dizzy and nauseous by the end. So-called chill wave has often been...