Playback: Sasquatch! 2016
Note from the Editors: We’ve decided to do things a little different for our review of Sasquatch! 2016. This year we went “LoFi” with our coverage; Jarrett Edmund lovingly brought along a film camera and a typewriter to cover the event, much in the same way photojournalists used to operate before the advent of social (and digital) media.
After enlisting the help of talented local artist Chloe Purcell, the coverage began to take a different form than we are used to. The 15-page mixed-media booklet features reimagined illustrations by Purcell, as well as physical souvenirs from the festival itself. The end result is a tactile, physical experience, and although it feels like a very experimental form of coverage, it is actually quite traditional. Copies are currently being distributed to friends, fans, and family, but we’ve also made the booklet available online below.
Of course, we realize the irony in publishing work of this sort. As a music blog we have always been a strictly online publication that remains deeply connected to various social media platforms. In no way do we intend this to be a critique of an industry we rely on. However, many of us spend an inordinate amount of our time inundated with online #content, and maybe something gets lost in the process.
As writers on an online medium, we rarely feel connected to creation as physical. Print media might be dying, but maybe from the ashes we can birth something better.
(Click on a photo to enlarge and begin the experience)
Bigfoot Crowd (with Kola House)
Kurt Vile is an Outlaw
Jamie XX Closes Sasquatch 2016