If there’s one topic that never gets old it’s how bands got their names. White Reaper took their name from a Halloween decoration that featured the Grim Reaper dressed in a white cloak. J. uly Talk is derived from that optimistic feeling you have in the middle of...
There are moments on the new album from guitarist-producer Adrian Quesada that seem to cut off without warning, ending songs between notes, between breaths, leaving listeners hanging in a state of smoldering suspense. The dramatic device came naturally to Quesada during the making of Boleros Psicodélicos, his loving tribute to psychedelic baladas, as he sketched out the tracks alone in his Austin studio. “I like that cliffhanger thing—it’s like a movie,” Quesada explains. “It doesn’t quite resolve and it kind of leaves you with that uneasy feeling.”