Dead Notes :: The Re-Up, Vol. 1-15

Back by popular demand: for the first time since 2018, we’ve just re-upped the entirety of the music featured in our Dead Notes column, as penned by D Norsen from 2013-18. Get ’em while they’re hot. The two PDF zines included.

For heads, by heads.

I Don’t Know is a Good Mantra :: Catching Up With Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart is well aware of how good he’s got it right now. While he’s taken a financial hit by not being able to tour and has the occasional freakout about the state of the world, the singer-songwriter is in a comfortable enough position to be able stay home and stay busy. He’s continued to work, demoing a new record that he’s making with his regular collaborator Noah Georgeson and, with his longtime backing band, remotely recording a dreamy, elegiac cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” …

Ned Lagin :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Experimental composer Ned Lagin began composing Seastones during his time at MIT, building off of his love of free jazz and his studies of Renaissance music. But it took firmer shape through jams and recording sessions with various members of the Dead (Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh) and other Bay Area luminaries like David Crosby and Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick. Originally issued by Jerry Garcia’s Round Records, it’s being reissued by Important Records. Lagin joined us to discuss the triumph and heartbreak of this pioneering electronic work.