Adafruit Music Roundup #2

For the past little while the Adafruit blog has been finding opportunities to get insight into the world of DIY and creation from some of our favourite musicians. We’ve been able to talk to some really cool people about some really nice things. Here’s a little Adafruit Music roundup to get you caught up on what some of our previous guests have been getting up to since the spoke to us. There’s been a lot of lovely music since…

We spoke to Chicago’s SuperKnova about their stunning debut EP Splendor Dysphoria back in January 2018 and she’s issuing some killer singles in the bulld up to her next new release. Check out “Genderfluid Jubilee”:

Frankie Cosmos put together a MusicMakers Q&A back when they were promoting their Vessel LP but they’re now deep into a series of Haunted releases:

King of New York Jeffrey Lewis was kind enough to speak to us way back in 2017 for one of the earliest MusicMakers Q&As. They’ve since released this fabulous tribute to Tuli Kupferberg:

Cloud spoke to us for MusicMakers and let us premiere a song back in 2018. This week they will be issuing Live at Kulak’s Woodshed their first live album and video collection:

Cassette Spence of Vassals gave us a TrackTalk feature about their solo EP and I’m so hyped that Vassals have issued this storming full length album:

Ben Parker (Nosferatu D2 / Tempertwig / Superman Revenge Squad) talked about DIY and getting it done in a recent MusicMakers Q&A. They’ve just emptied the vaults on their formative years with this EP of demos and alternative versions from Tempertwig:

Daisy Edwards is a favourite here on the Adafruit blog, speaking to us for a MusicMakers interview and giving us the under the hood look in TrackTalk too. Her Toothpaste project had subsequently released a great new single:

MusicMakers superstars Art Brut just teamed up with We Are Scientists for a Record Store Day split release – check out a dose of that here:

Benjamin Shaw spoke to us about the socialization of the music industry and doing what you want in MusicMakers. They’ve been publishing some electronic experiments to their Soundcloud recently and just issued the Exciting Opportunities: A Collection of Singles and Sadness best-of compilation as a free download:

There’s more to come too…I’m especially hyped up for whatever it is that Pom Pom Squad are cooking up…


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If you’d be interested in more music editorial from Adafruit then you check out the archives of our MusicMakers Q&A series (feat. Say Sue Me, Okin Osan Pearl Crush, The Ophelias), our TrackTalk behind-the-song series (feat. Ian Chang, Trust Fund, Haiku Salut, Deerful)  and our TasteMakers Q&A with record labels, bloggers, podcasters and more (feat. Phluff, The Alternative, The Grey Estates, Swell Tone, Alcopop Records, Various Small Flames and more).

We’ll be back pretty soon with a MusicMakers interview with the mighty Pool Kids!

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