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New Jam: “Break Down”


Don’t Every Lie To Anyone—my music project with Jordyn Bonds—has been collaborating with our bud, Noell Dorsey, on five new singles, which we’re releasing one-at-a-time (as we finish them).

I’m pleased to report that the second of those songs, “Break Down” hit the tubes TODAY.

AI and Me and You and The Beatles


On May 7th, I received an email from my friend, Ryan Walsh asking me if I had any thoughts on this article for a piece he was writing for Stereogum. The good news was that I definitely had thoughts; the bad new was that I had ten-jillion of them, which, of course, is just too many thoughts for a [...]

Drawing on Music


I’m looking forward to [virtually] heading into Maya Erdelyi‘s class at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts this Thursday morning to chat to her animation students about music, working with a composer, and how to think about adding music to their projects!

Deep Tech


My company, Titlecard Music, had an awesome time putting together the theme music for “Deep Tech,” the new podcast from MIT’s Technology Review.

WoVen


My company, Titlecard Music and Sound, was psyched to have had the opportunity to create a custom theme for WoVen—a new podcast that explores and celebrates the lives of remarkable women working in science, technology, and business. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or over at the podcast site! [...]

New Chamber Piece


On May 11, 2019, pianist Elaine Rombola Aveni and violist Amelia Hollander Ames (aka the RAHA Duo) will be debuting my newest piece, Communing Strata, at the First Baptist Church of Medford in Medford, MA.

Leading a Workshop


On May 18th, 2019, at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, MA, I’ll be teaching a four-hour-long workshop entitled “Music Literacy for Content Creators.”

Show Alert: Boston


I'll be opening a totally ANOTHER totally friendship-tional show this Saturday; this time in Boston. The full line-up: Major Stars Upper Wilds (ex-Parts and Labor, current Dan Friel) Wiles Joel Roston (like, literally me) I'll be performing the full EP All the Wingless Angels, which I re[...]

Show Alert: Brooklyn


I'm psyched to be heading to Brooklyn this Saturday to play one of the last shows at the incredible Secret Project Robot. The full line-up: Upper Wilds (ex-Parts and Labor, current Dan Friel) Beech Creeps (Ex-Models, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) New Pope (Oneida, Starring) Joel Roston (like, literally [...]

Squatters’ Rites


So, my pal, comic artist and homeowner Liz Prince, made the trip to Boston from the snowy hinterlands of Portland, Maine a few weeks ago and landed in my living room for a hang/screening of Gremlins.