Author Archives: ike

Residents of the US are an unlucky bunch, but at least they’ll have the privilege of seeing Bikini Kill perform live for the first time since 1997.

I expected Mary Timony’s new band Ex Hex to be a one-off, but hell no: there’s a new record out in March. is 18 years old today.

In 2018 I still haven’t broken out of the indie rock circle that I’ve been lost in for the last 25 years. The best music has guitars. The best songwriters are women. Just like it has always been. These are my favorite albums of last year: Yowler – Black Dog In My Path Listen to […]

These last few months I finally found the time and inspiration to finish a few songs of which the underpinnings have been lying around for quite some years. Drawing from this unexpected rush of inspiration I even created an entirely new one, on my birthday, in the span of an hour and a half. I […]

And this is the ‘too long, didn’t listen’ list of just my ten favorite songs, also from the least to the most noisy.

These are my favorite songs of this year. I figured I had to stick them in some order, so I ordered them from the least up to the most noisy.

A new sketch-like song that was quick to execution: “Verjaardag Thuis”. You can hear my daughter in the background.

The time of year has set in where I mostly just stop listening to new records and start revisiting records from the last eleven months. So if you want to get in my year-end list, releasing your album in December means you’re out of luck.

I always thought that liking the earliest Rainer Maria records was kind of a guilty pleasure, but my favorite album of theirs got the Pitchfork Seal of Approval, so yeah.

God said give ’em drum machines.

I’m obsessed with Cat Power’s gorgeous song “Woman”.

I made another song. It’s a short one, called “Huis te Landelaan”.

YOWLER’s new album is just astonishing.

Went to see the Beths in my hometown – their album is one my personal favorites this year, and their show was awesome. If you’re into Death Cab For Cutie, you can catch the Beths again as support during their European tour. On a much bigger stage, and well-deserved.

I finished a new song today, it’s called “Sevastopol”.

Stuck in my head song of today: Speedy Ortiz – “Villain”

Issue #5 of Incredible Doom is finished.

Get your gorgeous Kim Gordon-drawn Carrie Brownstein t-shirt. In doing so, a girl in Togo can attend school for a full year.

I just finished another track and called it “The Bowery”.