Interview with Matt Sharp of The Rentals

The Rentals have just released Lost in Alphaville, their stunning new record. I talked with Matt Sharp about the album. Northern Transmissions talked to Matt Sharp of The Rentals a few days before the official release of Lost in Alphaville, the first album from The Rentals in…a very long time. From the very start when… Continue reading Interview with Matt Sharp of The Rentals

Book Update

Book update. Just received a fantastic email from a fan/reader/great person with a “desperate request” – they want another book in the Access series! They quoted Tristan to me! It made me miss that terrible foursome of Lily, Tristan, AC, and Trevor. Very much. I think there will have to be a fourth book at… Continue reading Book Update

Review of new album by Fat White Family – Champagne Holocaust

Apparently Fat White Family spends a lot of time in a pub in Brixton. Trying to shock is so common that you would have thought people would get bored. But there are degrees of ability, and you’ve got to admire the ones who manage find a line to cross. It’s a yin/yang thing – the… Continue reading Review of new album by Fat White Family – Champagne Holocaust

Interview with In the Valley Below

Northern Transmissions spoke to Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail from In the Valley Below while they were hanging out in their rehearsal space/recording studio in downtown Los Angeles. There’s a bit of advance buzz about the new album, The Belt, which is coming out August 26. The arty video for “Peaches” is racing around the… Continue reading Interview with In the Valley Below

Review of New Album – Albumin by Celebration

New review up on Northern Transmissions – Albumin by Celebration You read a lot of reviews that ask why a band isn’t better known, but really – why isn’t this band better known? Celebration is made up of Katrina Ford on vocals, husband and multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis, and drummer David Bergander, who formed the band… Continue reading Review of New Album – Albumin by Celebration