The majority of our coverage is about bands that are of the slocore, ambient, experimental, shoegaze, post rock, etc. genres. Further, we hope to connect bands with listeners. It’s our primary goal. Finding and interacting with bands we love and sharing those bands with others brings us joy and we are continuing that tradition here. We also still believe in the “album”. We know that bands and artists think carefully about the order of tracks on an album to create an ebb and flow, emphasize peaks and valleys, tell stories, and the like. We want to respect and acknowledge that effort. Further, we hope our writing and care for the art we write about reflects the respect we have for the time and effort the bands and artists put into their craft. We attempt to “listen” to the best of our ability. We will never capture in words the force and impact of music even though we will try to the best of our abilities.
Before the relaunch of the site on September 15, 2016, Somewherecold was an active online music magazine between 2001-2009. Brent began the site in 2001 while Jason joined some time later (perhaps around 2002/2003. It’s hard to remember). For a number of personal reasons, the site went down. The old URL was lost and we thought we lost the data. Well, it turns out that Phil, our tech guru and the houser of our site on his server, had actually saved the majority of the articles we wrote over that period of time. We are calling this “The Archives” at the site. We invite our readers, both former and new, to go back through our reviews and interviews since they are a time capsule, and, perhaps, will lead many to go back and explore some great music.
We owe a great debt to Brent who is the original founder of this site. His writing and great ear made this site what it is. Perhaps he will find the time to return as a guest reviewer or something more.
Currently, the site is being revived by Jason. He has dubbed himself “editor-n-chief” and will be writing most if not all the material at the beginning of this venture. Who knows what the future holds. Since the site went down, Jason has obtained his Ph.D. and has published a couple of books and a handful of articles in his field. He also teaches at the college level. In terms of music, Jason has started recording his own music under the moniker The Corrupting Sea. The hope is that an album is put together by the end of 2016/beginning of 2017.
The site framework was put together by Dakota. He’s going to be helping with social media and issues surrounding WordPress, etc. He’s done a bang-up job getting things going for the initial launch. He’s currently a college student and a competitive swimmer.
Lastly, Phil has once again come through with server space and hosting. Thanks Phil!