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“Dead Song” by The Steelwells Finds Life at The Lost Ark Studio

Update: There’s a video for the song up now!  On The Steelwells’ first EP, Shallow on the Draft, the softer side of the band was highlighted by singer Joey Winter’s emotionally charged lyrics. Keys and strings echoed a sense of yearning and the tunes were filled frailty. On their newest EP, Cool Kids, each member’s […]

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You Can Stop Dreaming: An Inside Look at The Dead Lovers’ Recording Session at The Lost Ark Studio

With dreams of making their debut album in a sanctuary by the sea, The Dead Lovers traveled 6,000 miles from their home in Berlin to record at the Lost Ark Studio. Founder and guitarist Wayne Jackson described to me how a fateful online search for a rare Supro Reverb unit last year led him to […]

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My Top 11 Musical Moments of 2012

Warning: Like much of my life and my posts, this shit is all about me. This year has been incredibly awesome- mostly because of my relationship with music and especially the music in San Diego. So below you’ll find my personal highlights of the year. I’d love to know what musically momentous occasions made your […]

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