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Year: 2020

Tune-In Tuesdays #54 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc on Creating “Soft Bits In”

Last week, Levi “Doctor Octoroc” announced the upcoming Kickstarter for his latest chiptune project: “Soft Bits In,” a tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “Soft Bulletin” album.

We spoke to Doctor Octoroc via telephone to get a behind the scenes glimpse at his creative process, as well as a taste for what backers can look forward to on the Kickstarter.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #54: From UK to LA with Karima Francis

UK-raised and LA-based indie artist Karima Francis touches her listeners with her heartfelt, organic sound, which is further highlighted by her moving lyricism.

Following the release of her single, “Shelf Life,” which details the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, Calif. we reached out to Francis via email to learn more about her years of performing, her music, and her goals for 2020.

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Weekly Newsletter #57: Let’s Help Australia Together

Earlier this week, we partnered with Australian artist Natalia Bennett to sell artwork for donation to assist with relief and recovery in Australia, which is still being ravaged by “the most extreme fire disasters of our time,” says a Vox.

We encourage you to join us in assisting Australia during this crisis. For every illustration we sell, we will donate 50 percent to the North South Wales Fire Brigade for relief efforts.

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It’s Been Here by S. Anne Kelln

S. Anne Kelln of Running in Shadows shares her personal experience with depression and suicide.

TRIGGER WARNING: This post discusses topics including: suicide, mental illness, hospitalization, and child abuse.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #53 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc Announces New Kickstarter Project

Levi “Doctor Octoroc,” the mastermind behind “In The RP2A Over the Sea,” a chiptune cover album of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for his latest project: “Soft Bits In,” a chiptune tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” album.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #53: Big Smile on What it Means to Be a Band

Ohio-based band Big Smile has been leaving everyone with a big smile on their face through the power of their signature “angry, sad boy, pop-punk” sound.

Earlier this month, we spoke to Big Smile bassist John Morris via email to learn more about the band, their latest music video, and their upcoming shows.

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Australian Artist Fights Fire with Passion

Natalia Bennett shares artwork depicting the merciless impact on climate change and its contribution to the 15.6 million acres of fire-damage during Australia’s wildfire season this year.

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