[CULT TALK] Seattle Noise Punks Stickers On The Gnarliness Inherent In Cuteness

[CULT TALK] Seattle Noise Punks Stickers On The Gnarliness Inherent In Cuteness

On their debut LP Swollen, Seattle’s Stickers sounds dissonant and detached – like they’ve just returned from an acid trip and are trying to communicate their spiritual epiphanies through heavy no-wave guitar riffs and saxophone skronk (a word I wasn’t familiar with until my chat with the band). In a...
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[CULT TALK] A Cry-y Chat With Lou Barlow Of Sebadoh And Dinosaur Jr.

[CULT TALK] A Cry-y Chat With Lou Barlow Of Sebadoh And Dinosaur Jr.

  A cool thing happens when you get to have a conversation with someone who was the architect of a lot of the music that cradled you in its arms and carried you through hard times: you get really fucking emotional, and act super weird. So hats off to Lou Barlow, of Sebadoh and also a...
[CULT TALK] On The Art Of Performance (And Feces) With Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family

[CULT TALK] On The Art Of Performance (And Feces) With Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family

  Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, GG Allin, Gene Vincent, Screaming Lord Sutch. These are just a handful of front men I wish I had the privilege of seeing in their heyday. These men all brought a certain charm, charisma, and unsurpassed insanity to the stages they ungracefully sullied with their presence. The crowds went wild...
[KARDASHIAN KORNER] Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons Ep 1. aka "Grab-a-gun-and-kill-yourself life?”

[KARDASHIAN KORNER] Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons Ep 1. aka “Grab-a-gun-and-kill-yourself life?”

  Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons E.1 “Trouble in Paradise”   Everything I know about the Hamptons, I learned from that beach episode of Girls (S3.E7). That is to say, YES, I watch Girls, and NO, I don’t know much about the Hamptons. I do know that people in the North Fork think it’s...
[LISTS] Things I Did Today Instead Of Make My Writing Deadlines (Part 2)

[LISTS] Things I Did Today Instead Of Make My Writing Deadlines (Part 2)

  1. Took the “Which Character from ‘Gilmore Girls’ Are You? Quiz. 2. Researched photos of the actor who played Luke on Gilmore Girls (he’s still pretty hot). 3. Researched the career of the actor who played Michel on Gilmore Girls (he opened a Spin Class in Canada). 4. Researched apartments in small Connecticut towns. 5. Researched the...
[TRUE STORY] Purgatory Playground: An Ode to Beach Goth 3

[TRUE STORY] Purgatory Playground: An Ode to Beach Goth 3

  The Growlers’ third annual Beach Goth Festival took place October 25th, 2014. I attended the event for the first time this year. Here is my account. (photos by Michael Cukr)   Begin Scene  9 a.m. It’s way too goddamn early to wake up for a music festival. I promised Warren Thomas (of The Abigails)...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Chad Ubovich of Meatbodies

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Chad Ubovich of Meatbodies

  (photo by Alice Baxley) I’ve written about Chad Ubovich and/or his (formerly “and the”) Meatbodies (he’s come a long way from his first Cultist interview) so let’s just say that the new self-titled album is full of some of my most favorite things: fuzz, reverb, and psych-soaked rock and roll (ergo, it’s awesome), and...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Stickers "Sacajawea" *PREMIERE*

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Stickers “Sacajawea” *PREMIERE*

I like music with a sense of urgency. That is to say, I prefer songs that feel like they are constantly pushing themselves to the point of rupturing, but always holding just shy of actual explosion (in turn, these songs have the same effect on your heart, creating a three minute sensation of near rupture,...
[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

(photo by Taylor Bonin)  The Growlers talk a lot so I have to keep this intro short in the interest of the almond-sliver-sized attention spans that make up our readership (I tried to include a lot of pretty pictures, okay?). Most of what I knew about The Growlers before this interview was gleaned from attending...
[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven't Yet

[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven’t Yet

We haven’t yet gotten a chance to interview our new obsession, Toronto/Brooklyn artist Lydia Ainsworth, but when the time comes for us to meet, you can bet we’ll be prepared with questions.  The composer/producer/singer has been making orchestral, enchanting, haunting, cinematic songs on Arbutus Records (home to Grimes); songs like “Hologram” off of her recently released...
[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

  Since I’m basically a total giddy fan girl when it comes to Clare Kelly and mostly everything she does, from her photography to her writing (she’s even written for Cultist as a result of my begging), it might behoove me not to blither on adoringly in this intro about her newest venture, the publishing...
[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

(photos by Michael Cukr) Your headphones are in. They are blaring your cool older brother’s mixtape of slacker rock bands while you lay in your high school bedroom and stare at that Keith Haring print you hung up because he’s your crush’s favorite artist, and it’s the perfect day to go to the beach but...
[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

  (photos by Alice Baxley) Corners are an LA band who make pretty post-punk music with a serious ghost-of-Ian-Curtis vibe. They are also definitely liars, as evidenced by the below interview where they (almost) all claim to never ever social media stalk. Their new album Maxed Out On Distractions comes out tomorrow October 7th via...