3/31/2013

3/30/2013

Interview: Fraser Austin (Crystal Magic Records)


I've been listening to the digital discography of New Zealand label Crystal Magic quite a bit lately. Wanting to learn more about the label's backstory, I emailed a few questions to its founder, Fraser Austin. He also happens to be the mastermind behind solo projects Secrets and Feelings as well as a former member of electronic duo Frase + Bri. Read on for the full Q and A.

3/24/2013

Order Issue 3 of the Zine!


Hey there! I just got finished writing issue three of the zine. If you'd like to receive a free print copy, email  your address to jude.noel3@gmail.com. Due to unexpected demand, even if you ordered last time, make sure to email me again. 

Interviews
- Julia Brown
- Lo-Fi By Default
- Kinesthetiac
- Barlow

Features
- Hanson Records
- Vaporwave

Reviews
- Elen Never Sleeps
- Bevo Francis
- Santa Cruz
- Landing


3/22/2013

Review: White Pages - 7" EP

White Pages - 7" EP
(Can't Stand Ya 2012)
"The fury that can only be fueled by potato chips and rage."

3/18/2013

Half-Gifts turns one year old today...



Here's the namesake of this blog/zine, if you were wondering.

Cocteau Twins - 'Half-Gifts'


3/14/2013

Single Review: Suburban Dogs - "Omen"

Suburban Dogs - Omen
(Self-Released 2013)
"Somewhere between detached cool and restrained intensity"

3/03/2013

Review: Filardo - "Falling Up"

Filardo - Falling Up
(Holy Page 2013)
"A nice balance between the experimental and the conventional."