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Heart Chakras, Shruti Boxes, Imogen Heap

This is a special post. It’s actually a companion piece to my most recent collaboration. For that reason, I’m giving everyone access to the initial collaboration post (sit back and enjoy long and utterly fascinating read!). Here’s the short version: my friend Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm has a history not unlike my own. She was an active […]

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Kaeley Hamm-Pruitt × I Can Handle Life × Mei-lan Maurits

This is a very special collaboration, for a lot of reasons. It’s a long read, but it’s really, really worth it. Find a comfy chair and dig in! WATCH || LISTEN  [SIDENOTE: My new Soft Punch single, “Astering,” is coming out on Bad Friend Records on November 5th; mark yr dang calendars!] I rarely get […]

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Strange Light (Demo), Busted Vans, The Microphones

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Made of Water

While he was still in college, my dad bought a DIY banjo building kit. He put it together and learned to play a few songs, but he wasn’t too serious about it. Growing up, I remember him pulling it out now and then. It was a nice little novelty. Hello, 1984! My uncle Steve is […]

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Will Mitchell × TapeOp

I first met Will as he was making his bed, inside a cubicle at Washington City Paper. I was a freelancer at the time, and it was one of my first visits to the actual office. He set up an ikea foldout so he could pull late nights wrangling web code. It was an amusing […]

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Astering

Nearly ten years after I wrote “An Astronaut,” I was (and am!) still fascinated by space. Our bodies are essentially made of stardust; we’re all very much connected to the luminous beauty radiating throughout the cosmos. In the late 1970s, Father Lucian Kemble, a Franciscan friar and amateur astronomer, was scanning the sky with his […]