Video: The Body, "At the Mercy of It All"

the body

The Body recently relocated to Portland and, according to an interview they recently did with VICE, they sold their AK-47s to afford the move.  Clearly, the guitar-and-drum duo aren’t timid when it comes to approaching the genuine terror of real-life, and their videos are notoriously goose bump-inducing. But the interesting characteristic of anything the doomy duo does is that ...   More
Friday, April 4, 2014 CAT JONES

The Thrill of it All

Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.

Music Stories
Twenty years ago, Bettina Richards lived in a cramped fourth-floor walk-up in a particularly heroin-infested section of pre-Giuliani Manhattan. Out of that apartment, Richards, a self-professed    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Extended Q&A with Thrill Jockey Founder Bettina Richards


In this week's print edition of Willamette Week, we spoke with Bettina Richards, the founder of venerable Chicago-based independent record label Thrill Jockey, about the label's 20th anniversary. Here is an extended version of that conversation.Willamette Week: What was the impulse to start the label in the first place? Bettina Richards: I’ve always been a record geek and music fan. I sort of stumbled ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Thrill Jockey Records

by Dewey Mahood (Eternal Tapestry)

Top 5
Califone, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)Not only a Thrill Jockey fave, but one of the best bands of the past decade, in my opinion. These dudes mix gorgeous folk melodies with out-there noise like    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video: "Crystal Arms," Tunnels


This is what it sounds like when an experimentalist goes pop. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't sound much like what anyone else would label "pop." Nick Bindeman is probably best known in Portland as a member of space-rockers Eternal Tapestry and longstanding improv-freaks Jackie-O Motherfucker (whose new record, Earth Sound System, came out this week -- hear it here), but he has also produced a lot of music ...   More
Thursday, July 7, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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