The Fuss-Loving Family

At a time when families are being ripped apart, both physically and emotionally, it’s good to hear a song like “Loving Family.” A mother protecting her child and doing what it takes to provide for them is a story that’s been told before, but not put so straightforward in song. Joey Lyons, who wrote, produced, and mixed this track, had this to say about its … Continue reading The Fuss-Loving Family

The Fuss-Boy (Video Premiere)

The Fuss released their first full-length back in July, but I hadn’t heard about them until a few days ago. After touring around Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota to support the record, they went back to Des Moines to film a video for the song “Boy” with visual master Bruce Bales and the DEFT crew. When I first heard the song my immediate thought was that … Continue reading The Fuss-Boy (Video Premiere)

Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Any occasion to share new music from Gloom Balloon is reason for excitement. The release of Patrick’s latest album is still a month away, but he made videos for a bunch of songs and is slowly debuting each one on different sites. He asked me which one I’d like to host, because we have a good relationship, and I chose “Alone In My Head.” I … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Video Premiere: Quick Piss-Information Withdrawal

Our old friend Patrick Tape-Fleming produced the debut record from Quick Piss, Rock And Roll Impotence, and as you might suspect based on his previous work it’s really good. The Des Moines-based punk group’s album came out back in August, but they’re still slowly rolling out material from it, including this DEFT-shot video for the song “Information Withdrawal.” The video reminds me a bit of … Continue reading Video Premiere: Quick Piss-Information Withdrawal

Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned what I think about taking pictures at concerts. I take more of a photojournalists approach to the art form, preferring to show images that capture the moment as it was. I do not understand the obsession with double exposure shots, vivid editing that changes the colors to appear much brighter than they actually were, or Prisma filters that make … Continue reading Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016