Dylan Carlson Photos + Interview // RCRD Magazine


Interview and photos by Dominic Goodman via RCRD Magazine

I understand you moved around a lot growing up. Were you influenced musically by the places you visited or even just in a more general cultural way?

Yeah I mean my Dad worked for the department of defence, so I guess sort of an army brat in a weird way. Not in the military, I guess a child of the military industrial complex. As soon as we were born we left Seattle for Philadelphia and then from Philadelphia to New Mexico, then New Mexico to Germany and then we moved three times within Germany and then back to the States where we lived in Texas and then New Jersey and then back to Washington. My grandmother was Scottish. She came over to the States right after the war. We still had relatives living in Scotland so when we lived over in Germany we used to visit our relatives in Scotland quite a bit. My Dad worked for the military but wasn’t in the military, except for one year, so we didn’t live on bases, we lived out and about. We did go to U.S. schools but apart from that my parents definitely took advantage of the fact that we lived overseas and travelled a lot. Unlike, I remember there was a Sergeant that worked for my dad and he was proud of the fact that in his five years of being stationed overseas he had never left the base, never eaten outside the NCO club, didn’t know any German, you know, complete isolationist just waiting to get shipped back home basically. It was really strange, that kind of mentality of being somewhere that had so much to offer and just basically ignoring it.


Interview with Dylan Carlson // New Noise Magazine

INTERVIEW: Dylan Carlson: A Mediation Of The Southwest, Mexico & ‘Conquistador’

Full interview by Lucy Brady via New Noise Magazine

After a sojourn in the U.K. exploring the history and folklore of the British Isles while performing under the moniker drcarlsonalbion—a period that saw collaborations with Steeleye Span’s Maddy Prior and The Hackney Lass, aka Rosie Knight—Dylan Carlson is now back in thoroughly American territory.

The Seattle musician’s latest offering, Conquistador—released April 27 via Sargent House—is a meditation on the legends of Mexico and the American Southwest, tracing the real-life account of Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.


LISTEN: Dylan Carlson's New Solo Album  // The Quietus

Earth’s Dylan Carlson returns with a new solo album; check the album in full as well as a Q&A with the man himself below

As part of Earth, Dylan Carlson’s most recent projects have taken in a 2017 live album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Detroit, and a collaborative record with The Bug released in 2016. He’s also been busy touring solo amongst live duties with Earth.

via The Quietus. 


Audio Interview with Adrienne Davis of Earth // The Trap Set

Adrienne Davies joined long-running Washington band Earth in 2001. She brought with her the requisite aptitude for slow tempos, and–over the course of several albums–developed a command of sonic nuance that perfectly complements and differentiates the band’s meditative compositions. Adrienne…


Rank Your Records: Earth // Noisey

The band’s founder plays favorites with the many records in a long, productive career.

Full feature by TJ Kliebhan via Noisey

In Rank Your Records, we talk to artists who have amassed substantial discographies over the years and ask them to rate their releases in order of personal preference.

When you define a genre with your first record, where do you go from there? Earth’s frontman and only consistent member Dylan Carlson was living in Seattle during grunge’s reign over popular music. Being a young contrarian, Carlson decided to outright reject every trend that defined what was around him at the time. To his label’s prediction, Carlson’s cerebral brand of engulfing drone metal was not an immediate hit. With Earth, Carlson was never looking to top the charts, participate in a movement, or even start one. He was looking to do something different and do it well.


Dylan Carlson Track Premiere "When the Horses Were Shorn of Their Hooves" // Revolver

Full feature by Fred Pessaro via Revolver Magazine

Dylan Carlson replaces the glacially-paced heroin blues of his influential Olympia, Washington, band Earth with another view of the wild west on his solo debut Conquistador — this time an electrified, mildly droning approach that would sit comfortably underneath a spaghetti western of yesteryear. The latest single by the drone-metal pioneer, “When the Horses Were Shorn of Their Hooves,” isn’t quite as slow and dark as recent Earth releases would have you expect. The track would be a fitting prelude to a gunfight or soundtrack to a deeply meditative moment, and it rings out particularly powerfully cranked to 11 on your car speaker system. With just one instrument, a little bit of fuzz and a foundation of finely honed songwriting, “When the Horses …” is a compelling, must-hear track for fans of arty heaviness. You can order your copy of Conquistador via Sargent House ahead of the album’s April 27th release date.

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