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Eartheater creates fey folk for lush and terrifying rituals
As a genre designation, “folk music” can mean a wide variety of things, including early rural Americana, politicized revival strumming, and weird psychedelia. Alexandra Drewchin, who makes music as Eartheater, doesn’t really fit in any of those categories. Instead she approaches folk as chthonic, atavistic druid witchery, making gentle music for sacrificing goats—complete with buzzing […]
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Eartheater makes art music to enchant and devour you
New York-based Alexandra Drewchin, also known as Eartheater, creates mellow music that terrifies and/or terrifying music that you can sink back and relax to. On her most recent album, last year’s IRISIRI (Pan), she mixes elements of acoustic folk and electronica; the music pulses and flows like a heavy mist that dissipates only to show […]
Sharkula and Mukqs: two weird sounds that go down easy together
Outsider rapper Sharkula and oddball electronic artist Mukqs make a surprisingly approachable collaborative EP.
Chicago label Hausu Mountain turns hermetic-sounding eccentrics into a community
Hausu Mountain releases a “Family Batch”: tapes by cofounders Maxwell Allison (Mukqs) and Doug Kaplan (MrDougDoug) and their Good Willsmith bandmate Natalie Chami (TALsounds).
Thalia Hall gets far-out with this weekend’s psych-heavy Levitation Chicago festival
Levitation’s massive celebration of weirdo tunes kicks off on Thursday night.
Fall for the warped, delicate folk of Eartheater’s ‘Homonyms’
It’s not quite folk, and that’s part of what makes this song from Guardian Alien front woman Alexandra Drewchin so enchanting.