Review: Moving Panoramas – In Two

  Time heals all wounds. It’s a cliché. It’s a platitude. It’s a tiny piece of driftwood in an ocean of tears. But, hey, it’s something. Moving Panoramas has had a couple of intense years since the release of their debut, One (our review), back in 2015. Intense touring -including a stop to watch the Marfa lights- and a heavy rotation of band members created … Continue reading Review: Moving Panoramas – In Two

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Review: Moving Panoramas – One

When is music a healing tool? I for one cannot say that I know the process as a musician, but as a music junkie, I think that once you find the one song that brings catharsis for a particular bad memory, you’ve found the chosen one. Wait, one, one, ONE! http://rd.io/x/QWHyHCIDOWg/ Fuck yeah, Moving Panoramas’ debut album is out! In lieu of a review full of platitudes, … Continue reading Review: Moving Panoramas – One

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Interview – Panoramas

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Pretty weird how things happen in this road we call life. A few years ago, out of pure dumb luck, managed to get an interview with The Wooden Birds and then managed to review (and interview) Leslie Sisson while she was touring her solo project, Sisson. Fast forward to March 2014 and I saw Leslie Sisson in her new band, Panoramas, perform at The Ginger Man. A quick missed calls, text messages and facebook messages later I’m in a lil’ coffee shop in Austin called The Flightpath Coffee House.

I’m sitting in front of Panoramas, a three member soundscape machine consisting of Leslie Sisson (vocals, guitar), Rozie Castoe (vocals, bass) and Karen Skloss (drums.) The topics of conversation are : influences, band naming, SXSW misadventures, the genius of John Paul Jones and vintage 90s films. All of this fuelled with tea, Topo Chico water and a slightly inspiring brew of curiously strong coffee.  Continue reading “Interview – Panoramas”

SXSW Diaries – Wednesday is for Milwaukee beer lovers

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. Continue reading “SXSW Diaries – Wednesday is for Milwaukee beer lovers”

Interview – Leslie Sisson

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We are fans of Leslie Sisson. We found her lovely music when we reviewed one of the bands she is on, called The Wooden Birds. During the interview we had with The Wooden Birds, it was mentioned that Ms. Sisson had an album in the future. Lo and behold, the album is called Harmony (review) and it’s as sweet as the memories of those family road trips (to SeaworldTampico or Blackpool, you name it!).

We managed to get an email interview with the lovely Leslie Sisson and a lengthy interview followed. We didn’t have the heart to edit anything out, so here it is. Grab a cup of your fave brew and read on..  Continue reading “Interview – Leslie Sisson”

Interview – The Wooden Birds

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We love music, that’s a fact. We also like music with a lot of heart in it and The Wooden Birds fill the bill perfectly. So when the opportunity arose to interview them, we gladly went for it!

We’ve previously reviewed their fantastic new album, Two Matchsticks and Mr. Andrew Kenny was kind enough to answer some questions regarding the current workings in The Wooden Birds machine of musical camaraderie.

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