Mark Petrie

Soundcloud Gems: Mark Petrie

Compliments of Apple, we all have the luxury of walking around with our own personal soundtracks bleeding into every step, every breath, and every daydream. Some of us err on the side of the Top 40 charts or wh...
Green River Ordinance

Soundcloud Gems: Green River Ordinance

It's funny the way that troubling periods in one's life have mental playlists undulating beneath the surface of their memories--much in the same way that certain scents imbue a hazy sentimentality around the ed...

Soundcloud Gems: Summer Heart

Autumn officially blew into Denver over the weekend, but save for the singe of color dotting the trees you wouldn't know it. The sandals have not yet seen their last day of the season and neither have dusky ...

Soundcloud Gems: Bad Bad Hats

Blithe little Shirley Temples a stack of books, and a pillowed window seat would make the perfect companion to Minneapolis duo Bad Bad Hats. A delightful indie rock swing through the end days of summer, thei...

Soundcloud Gems: Clams Casino

Hip-hop has so many different striations and variations now--from the poetics of Saul Williams to the astute rhymes of CunninLynguists to more instrumental renderings a la Blue Sky Black Death. I can even appre...

Soundcloud Gems: Lavender Diamond

Childlike in its fancy and brimming with a soft pastel folk meets 60s pop, Lavender Diamond conjures gauzy dresses and youth with feathery vocals, plenty of reverb, and an unexpected strings section holding up ...

Soundcloud Gems: Damn Robot!

Hazy feedback humming in the background, a certain something to tune out, to ignore and recall unconsciously...this is the pointed fog that is Damn Robot!. Flowing out of Winchester, England, this self-label...

Soundcloud Gems: Poliedro

A dramatic, cinematic score forever burns a moment--usually an onscreen scene--into the memory permanently. Who can forget the tantalizing effect of Thomas Newman's orchestral hum overlaying the surreal crimson...

Soundcloud Gems: Yourself In Peace

Tunes exist for every kind of mood and moment and frankly, some of the best are for those sleepless nights that find you trolling about on the cold tile of the kitchen or glancing through the half-cracked blind...

Soundcloud Gems: Future of What

Reality Bites was one of those films whose soundtrack competed with the movie, if only because so many delectable indie bands featured on it, such as the Juliana Hatfield Three and Lisa Loeb. Comparably so, the...