711447009616_main September 24

Ten Hymns From My American Gothic available for Pre-Order Now

The second St. Lenox album Ten Hymns From My American Gothic: A Gift For My Father in Honor of his 70th Year, will be released via Anyway Records on October 21st, 2016   PRE-ORDER HERE: Vinyl: https://midheaven.com/item/ten-hymns-from-my-american-gothic-by-st-lenox iTunes:  http://flyt.it/stlenoxpreorder Amazon:  http://flyt.it/stlenoxama Ten Hymns From My American Gothic is a sprawling, layered,stream-of-consciousness portrait of modern American life, […]

marylynn September 29

Interview: Mary Lynn

Newly minted Anyway Records labelmate Mary Lynn will be coming up to New York City this Sunday, Oct. 2nd, to perform at Shea Stadium (event).  Her recently released album, My Animal, is both raucous and punchy, and I was happy to dig into it in setting up for our interview.  We talk shop, discuss the […]

adamrem September 24

Interview: Adam Remnant

I don’t get to hear Ohio musicians as often as I’d like to lately, so I jump at the chance to interact with them whenever they come down to New York City.  In this case, Adam Remnant is performing at Cake Shop, Saturday Oct. 1st at 9:45 pm.  (Also playing that night are Nathan Xander, William […]

1 September 16

Some Nice Press for “Thurgood Marshall”

The video and song have picked up some really great press the past week: Stereogum premiered the video, noting “Choi’s voice is one of the most striking instruments in music today, a harsh and commanding howl that reminds me of John Darnielle, Michael Stipe, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart but is something entirely its own. […]

20160812_213523 August 13

A Long Awaited Homecoming

I asked my parents to bring my violin along when they came to visit.  I’m keeping it and may use it for a music project – though I won’t use it unless I can give it the respect it deserves.  But this violin and I go way back. Many years ago, after winning a Midwest […]

lumberers July 01

What is American Music?

A number of years ago I had a friend inform me that Asian people had no musical history in America, and as such there was nothing particularly Asian about American music culture.  It was stated rather matter-of-factly to me, and actually, the sentiment is not uncommon. It gets bandied about in one form or another, either […]

Korea June 19

Father’s Day Post – Some Album Details

It’s sort of a coincidence that I happen to be finishing up the album around Father’s Day, but in fact, the album is dedicated to my dad, who turned 70 this year.  As such, I thought it would be a convenient time to unveil the title and track list for the album, as we’ve nailed […]