I write catchy, sad songs, and a new record is in the works. Stay tuned!
"I Never Meant It To Be Like This" places Cumulus squarely alongside contemporary acts like Best Coast, The Dum Dum Girls, and Tennis, while reaching back to a not-so-distant golden age of indie pop when good bands had hits, and the knack for wide-readership hooks (Elastica, Veruca Salt, Juliana Hatfield) and loud guitars (Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine’s first album) didn’t preclude a heroic dose of delicacy (Heavenly, the Delgados, Velocity Girl, Tiger Trap). All of which is to say you could almost mistake Cumulus— who appear, let’s face it, pretty adorable—for twee if they didn’t rock so commandingly.
Watching Antonioni kill it right now. If you are in Bellingham, come out to Make.Shift!!
Sound check is sounding rad, going on at 8:30 tonight at Nectar lounge!
On this day in 2011. Six years passed by and I can't believe it. We were all babies to the world. Photo taken by the wonderful @joseph.p.traina
Best thrift store $3 t shirt find
@raincityrockcamp4girls is in need of volunteers this summer! Come join me! This camp is an amazing and inspiring program that supports and empowers girls & gender non conforming youth in finding their voice and learning how to work together to build a community and make music. Over 150 kids come to camp, form a band, and write & perform an original song IN ONE WEEK!! Not to mention RCRC teaches amazing workshops on anti-oppression, self defense, and women's music herstory. Check it out and volunteer here: https://raincityrockcamp.org/how-you-can-help/summer-camp-volunteers/
Tonight at Lovecitylove come check out some amazing art and music! I'll be playing a solo set and the doors open at 8:00! Unique Voices" Live music + Visual Arts Show
A new album in the fall and playing THE FEST this October!!!! Many more announcements to come in leading up to October, but I am so excited to hangout at my favorite festival again ❤️
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I had the opportunity to sit down with my friend Kevin Long and talk about songwriting inspiration, the recording process, and the new Cumulus record. Erik Walters of Silver Torches also just finished a beautiful episode with some brand new songs. There are so many brilliant songwriters in this city, it's fun to talk a little bit about the craft and the stories that brought us here. Check out Sun Vs. Cloud here: