Last week witnessed the most recent SXSW buffet of music, film and tech, tossing Paste’s finest into a marathon of tacos and tinnitus. Aside from our daily coverage, Paste photographer Sarah Hess also met with an array of musicians for an exclusive gallery of portraits.
Even when the weather doesn’t behave, Chicago rock fans can always tell that spring has sprung when a new album arrives from Gossip Wolf‘s favorite flame-haired sibling garage duo, White Mystery. When Alex and Francis White drop the new F.Y.M.S. (aka Fuck Your Mouth Shut), it’ll make 2017 the eighth year in a row they’ve put out a record (or in one case a movie soundtrack) on April 20. (That’s 4/20—as in pot o’clock—for all you nonjokers, nonsmokers, and non-midnight tokers out there.) The Whites have decided to introduce the album to the world by sharing its raging title track a few weeks early, and as usual this wolf is super down with the band’s blistering chops and thundering rhythms—and on this particular jammer, Alex switches from Greek to potty-mouthed English at the drop of a chorus! Sophocles would be impressed!(more…)