Miles Raymer

Features

The Curious Story of Mushroom Jazz, Dance Music's Chillest Genre Ever

The surprising origins of the shroomy, genre-spanning sound, according to the man who invented it.
Miles Raymer
7.25.16
Moderat

How Moderat Got Comfortable With Pop on Their Boldest Album Yet

The German trio of Modeselektor and Apparat reflect on their path out of the clubs.
Miles Raymer
3.16.16
Features

Roland Recreated Three Classic Synths So You Don't Have to Spend Your Life Savings on Them

Studio-quality sounds at hobbyist prices.
Miles Raymer
3.9.16
Stuff

How 'Trick 'r Treat' Became an Unlikely Halloween Classic

Director Michael Dougherty talks the joy of discovering a movie for the first time, the appeal of horror-comedy, and why he'd rather see fan tributes than win Oscars.
Miles Raymer
10.27.15
Stuff

Bruce Campbell Will Never Die, But You Will

The iconic cult actor is starring in a new <i>Evil Dead</i> show and is playing Ronald Reagan in <i>Fargo</i>, but he's still not famous enough for people to go through his trash.
Miles Raymer
10.19.15
Music

Garage-Rock Pioneer Jimy Sohns Has Seen Enough for Ten Lifetimes

The frontman of Shadows of Knight, the band that made Van Morrison's "Gloria" famous, shares tales from his decades on rock's fringes.
Miles Raymer
9.17.15
Music

We Saw This: Night Spa

When I told my editor that the people behind the Turrbotax parties that regularly provide weird Brooklyn club kids with a place to assemble and look cool were throwing a party at a spa that was to include not only a full bar, but saunas and a hot tub...
Miles Raymer
2.20.13
Music

We Saw This: Von

Black metal’s default emotional setting is misery. The kind of blighted misery that can compel a person to paint their faces to look like a dead person and shriek into a microphone like some kind of demon. The kind of misery that makes listening to...
Miles Raymer
12.13.12
Music

Katie Got Bandz Explains What It Means to Call a Fool an "Opp"

Katie Got Bandz is not only an up and coming rapper who critics all over the world are keeping tabs on, she’s also a teenage girl from a youth culture scene on Chicago’s South Side that’s kept itself fairly impenetrable to outside eyes despite the...
Miles Raymer
12.3.12
Music

We Interviewed Drunk Bastard from Two Man Advantage About the NHL's Contract Concerns

Fifty-five days ago the contract between NHL team owners and the NHL Players Association expired without a new agreement in place, and as of right now they still haven't pulled one together.
Miles Raymer
11.9.12
Music

Rappers Love Black Diamonds. What Is a Black Diamond?

After digging around for a few minutes I found out that the black diamonds rappers are going bananas over are technically called “carbonado."
Miles Raymer
10.11.12
Music

The "No Homo" Fantasy That Is One Direction

Somewhere along the line during Western society’s postwar transition into a media-based culture it somehow became an acceptable part of its coming of age rituals that pubescent girls of each generation would become obsessed en masse with the same...
Miles Raymer
9.26.12
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