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360˚ Sound - Part 3

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Ley Line

March 18, 2021 by

360°Sound interviewed Ley Line, an Austin-based four-piece multilingual world folk band who performed during SXSW Online 2021. The band formed in 2013 when Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez, who met in Brazil the previous year, met twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. Their debut album Field Notes came […]

‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’ SXSW Q&A Highlights

March 17, 2021 by

360°Sound tuned in to the Q&A following the SXSW premiere of the YouTube original docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil. In a Q&A moderated by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, Lovato, director and executive producer Michael D. Ratner, and Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content, discussed the new doc exploring the traumas that led […]

Witch Prophet on “Tesfay” in SXSW Music Video Competition

March 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Toronto-based queer Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani, better known as Witch Prophet. Her music fuses hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The music video for the song “Tesfay” is in SXSW’s Music Video Competition. Witch Prophet’s second and most recent album, 2020’s DNA Activation, which she co-produced with her wife Sun Sun, made the shortlist […]

Marley’s Music Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

March 16, 2021 by

Marley’s Music, a “music store for music people” in Biloxi, Mississippi, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. 360°Sound published a feature story on the record store, which sells new and used vinyl, turntables, and CDs, in April 2020. Marley’s Music had the misfortune of opening right as the pandemic was taking off. However, father-and-son owners Joey […]

Q&A: Soul-Jazz Singer Tracye Eileen

March 15, 2021 by

360°Sound recently spoke with soul-jazz singer Tracye Eileen. The 59-year-old Chicago native has enjoyed much success since the release of her EP It’s Time in June 2020. The first single, “Now That We’re Here,” went to No. 2 on the UK soul charts and got play on SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul. Her latest single, “Sweeter With […]

Author Talk: Clint Brownlee on Pearl Jam’s Vs.

March 10, 2021 by

In a new 33 1/3 book, author Clint Brownlee gives the definitive account of Pearl Jam’s second album, Vs. The follow-up to Ten sold a jaw-dropping 950,000 copies in its first week of release in October 1993. The grunge classic spawned the hit singles “Daughter,” “Go,” “Animal,” and “Dissident.” Brownlee, who works as a copywriter, has […]

World Cup of Synthesizers

March 8, 2021 by

Oli Freke’s Synthesizer Evolution and WeAre1of100 have teamed up for the World Cup of Synthesizers competition, which starts today (March 8) and runs through Friday, March 12. And a new limited-edition T-shirt featuring eight synth illustrations from Freke’s new book Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) is on the line. Freke recently spoke […]

Through the Fire Inside: AFI in 5 songs

March 7, 2021 by

by Kelly Kling Kelly is an Austin-based freelance journalist and our resident AFI expert. AFI, an acronym for “A Fire Inside,” has been my favorite band for nearly 15 years. There’s nothing I love more than a group whose sound ebbs and flows with the times, and for 30 years AFI’s music has done just […]

CD Junkies: Collector Ben King

March 4, 2021 by

360°Sound recently caught up with CD collector Ben King. The 32-year-old punk and metal fan lives in Bellingham, Washington but was raised in northern New Hampshire. He’s been collecting CDs for about 20 years. King regularly posts selections from his extensive collection on his Instagram @compactdiscgeek, which currently has almost 9,000 followers. 360°: About how […]

CD Junkies: Collector Andy Murray

March 2, 2021 by

For this latest installment of our CD collector series CD Junkies, 360°Sound spoke with metalhead Andy Murray. Murray, 30, lives in Wirral, England, which is right across the River Mersey from Liverpool. He has been seriously collecting CDs for about 15 years and currently has approximately 1,200 titles in his collection. Murray regularly posts photos […]