Summer is just around the corner and in the spirit of that fact we wanted to make this issue fun! Our cover story features one of the most successful artists to come out of Maine recently: none other than our favorite hip-hop jester, Spose. We dive deep into his psyche to reveal his motivations, inspirations, and why he loves making music. We also take an in-depth look at The Other Bones’ recent EP, Hinges, which is just spectacular. When you listen to it, you will go “there’s no way this is local.” Both of these artists recently broke the iTunes Top 10 charts. Not to brag or anything, but I think we might have psychic abilities.
We also travel out to Vince Clarke’s (Depeche Mode, Erasure) secluded studio nestled in the backwoods of western Maine to talk synths and his impact on electronica/pop music. In addition to music stuffs, we convinced our events gal Ali Donahue to take the 6-pound calzone food challenge at Jimmy the Greeks. Also, Joel provides an incredible list of the best bike trails in Maine that you’ve never heard about.
Dispatch presents… Vol. 5
We are super-excited about this issue’s music compilation, which features two recent iTunes Top 10 groups Spose and The Other Bones, as well as The Pete Kilpatrick Band, Anna & the Diggs, Amy Allen, Zach Jones, Jeff Beam, Steve Jones, and Kyoty!