Featured Video: Rafter - Juicy
Dax Norman was the winner of Asthmatic Kitty Records Rafter video contest. Fans were asked to create a music video for a song off of Rafter's new EP, Sweaty Magic. Dax Norman's striking animations for "Juicy" came in squarely at first place.
Fingertips Explores the Archives: Holopaw - Curious
This is indeed a curious song, from a curious, difficult-to-describe band. One of the oddest things about "Curious" (besides perhaps singer/songwriter/guitarist John Orth's unearthly tenor) is how short it is--its delicate, stringed setting and offbeat melody (bringing early Genesis to mind, of all things) speaks of a song that wants to spread out, offer instrumental breaks, bridges, and other ornamental accoutrements. And yet somehow we go from beginning to end in about two and a half minutes.