Dion Lunadon (The D4, A Place to Bury Strangers) Interview: On his Debut Solo LP

Having spent over two decades with several bands including A Place to Bury Strangers, The D4ย and The Scavengers, itโ€™s surprising to realize Dion Lunadon hadnโ€™t released a solo work sooner and, even more so, to learn it wasnโ€™t planned to exist.

โ€œI hadn’t written by myself for years and felt I needed to create something with no compromises and something that reflected who I am. Out of anything I’ve ever done, this record definitely captures that more than any other. I wasn’t planning on releasing any of it, which is a great place to write from. I wrote it for me.โ€ย 

With the help of Bambaraโ€™s Blaze Batch, APTBS bandmate Robi Gonzalez and Chris Woodhouse (recording engineer for Thee Oh Seesย andย Ty Segall), Lunadon wrote and completed the album over three months in Brooklyn, NY.…   [continue reading]

Thom Yorke – The Eraser

My love for Radiohead is something I can trace back to the age of six. ย Anyone who knows me well enough is aware that I answered my humble Beano filofax’s query of “Favourite Band?” with “Radiohead”, and my allegiance to them has only grown stronger since. ย That’s a background I feel I have to give before spotlighting Thom Yorke’s debut solo effort – something that wasn’t released until deep into Radiohead’s career. ย Even I went intoย The Eraserย with more trepidation than excitement, far more worried about its implications for my favourite band and what it meant for their future.

Despite the fact that my very first pirated version of it had the first two seconds of every track cut off, it only took one listen for me to know the release was more than solid. ย …   [continue reading]