Post Tagged with: "Craft Spells"
Crafting impeccable bedroom-pop is a delicate art; the ingredients, refined and specific. Take one part young-male-whimsy, two drops of lonely introspection. One (large) dollop of synth-y stuff, a touch of clean-guitar-jangle, and a whole slab of drum machine. Perhaps the singer’s lyrics are a bit lost & lovelorn? Maybe he even sounds a little bit like Ian curtis? Maybe this all sounds painfully familiar to you. Justin Paul Vallesteros don’t care… On Craft Spells’ Gallery, he’s sad & playful, he’s hip, and [...]
Waking up at a festival isn’t too tough. Waking up, opening your tent and realizing you’re in the “overflow” (a cute word that covers up the debauchery of the gypsy camp, ghetto-like, if you will, atmosphere of the place) is the tough part. A few sun-burnt party-kids passed out over here, an absurdly large pile of empty beer cans and garbage over there, and, not so far off, music from a stereo plays songs made amazing on stage the previous [...]
Day one was the easy day. You managed to arrive (maybe you managed to the night before, odds aren’t that way though) and you enjoyed your first night. You’d set up your tent (Oh, did we forget to mention to set up the tent before you head to the festival? If not, we should have, doing it in the pitch black lit only by sparse lamps and headlights may not have been smart), and you may have been a little [...]
Bumbershoot 2011 Day One Photographs (September 3rd, 2011 – Seattle, Washington) All photographs taken by Steven Smith