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QC INTERVIEW: CARIBOU

by christos mountzouros Swim is Caribou’s follow up to the critically acclaimed and Polaris Prize winning record Andorra. The new album was released on April 20th via Merge Records. Quiet Color’s Christos Mountzouros recently had a chance to chat with Dan Snaith AKA Caribou about his new release. While the calling card provided by the [...]

QC INTERVIEW: RJD2

by marisa brown Quiet Color: You’ve been with a couple different great labels, but The Colossus is your first new release on your own, RJ’s Electrical Connections. How has that process been different, and what has it been like running your own? RJD2: Well, it’s probably obvious, but it’s a lot of work. There were [...]

QC INTERVIEW: TOMER HANUKA

by jake cohen If you’re unfamiliar with what Tomer Hanuka is all about, you’ve been doing your eyes a great disservice. A slew of industry accolades and awards (including an Oscar nomination earlier this year) notwithstanding, the man’s images have been plastered across a constellation of commodities in our visual universe. His unparalleled comics-influenced combinations [...]

QC INTERVIEW: THE JAGUAR CLUB

post and pics by amy davis Brooklynite rock trio, The Jaguar Club, are like a delicious, Wonka-esque candy creation for your ears. Sweet, then edgy, and exploding with danceable beats, their music is a sonic candy chameleon that can easily find a secure spot with even the most fickle of auditory tastes. Artist: The Jaguar [...]

QC INTERVIEW: WHITLEY

by eliza czander Quiet Color: You’re music is so beautiful and delicate. It’s hard to believe you were involved in the punk/hardcore music scene when you first started. When did things change for you? What was the inspiration to start writing entirely different music? Whitley: When I was playing in hardcore bands, I was still [...]

QC INTERVIEW: CHROMEO

by e$ Quiet Color: You guys have been touring with PBF. What’s that been like? Are you guys fans of his music? Chromeo: You mean Peanut Butter Wolf? Not only are we fans of his music, but we’ve been fans of his label for years. Peanut and Stones Throw are true underground hip hop pioneers. [...]

CORPORATE CONDITIONING

by jacqueline nusz It is easy to confuse the principal meaning of a company ranked “Fortune 500.” A company ranked within the Fortune 500 is conceptualized to be the “creme de la creme” which means out of all American Businesses it ranks within the top 500 in gross revenue. In reality however, it signifies that [...]

QC INTERVIEW: BURNING SPEAR

by marc amigone Burning Spear is a legend of the music industry. He released his first album thirty-five years ago after Bob Marley discovered him in a field and introduced him to Studio One. He’s since released fifty-one records, starred in a feature film, been nominated for eleven grammies, and won one. He’s touring the [...]

QC INTERVIEW: SAMMY BANANAS

by kevin diamond I met Sammy Bananas for the first time on a hot summer evening when I was a high school student on Nantucket Island. 10 years later, on another hot summer night, we met again, this time at a Mexican restaurant In Park Slope, to discuss joining the ranks of the Fools Gold [...]

QC INTERVIEW: AARON JOHNSON

by marc amigone (photo by Juliana Hawawini) Aaron Johnson is the musical director of Fela!, an off-broadway musical about the life and times of international protest figure and African musical icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones. You may know Aaron from Antibalas, the afrobeat band in which [...]