Art School | Sophie Roach (Austin, TX)

Drawing and painting her way through an imaginative landscape of intricate and visual entanglements is Austin native, Sophie Roach.  Her artwork has endlessly covered  surfaces from– guitars, beer cans, Vans, to entire rooms.  And if that isn’t already insanely rad, her organic approach and laid back attitude make her not only incredibly humble, but also a super awesome collaborator.  While finishing up one mural and starting up new projects, we had the chance to ask Sophie a few questions about her art, her career, and her approach – from finding her voice, attacking a mural, to digging the quietude one might find as a mail person hah!  

Photographs courtesy of the artist. 

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I don’t wanna be funny anymore.
I don’t wanna be funny anymore.
Lately, I’ve been feeling like the odd man out.
I hurt my friends saying things I don’t mean out loud.

I don’t wanna be funny anymore.
I got a too short skirt, maybe I can be the cute one.
Is there room in the band? I don’t need to be the front man.
If not, then I’ll be the biggest fan.

I don’t want the joke to be on me.
Yeah, I’ll buy the clothes and I’ll be the best dressed.
Yeah, I’ll read the books and I’ll be the smartest.
I’ll play guitar and I’ll be the artist.

Try not to laugh.
I know it’ll be hard.
I’m serious.
I know it’s a first but…

I don’t wanna be funny anymore.
Yeah, I’ll be the gossip, hear it through the grape vine.
Pass it on, she’s done with the old times.
That funny girl doesn’t wanna smile for a while.

“I’m always afraid that the public will scorn songs about happiness out of a disbelief that it is genuine.” — Julien Baker on learning to articulate joy in her music.

Things that are inspiring her right now:

The novel Gilead by Marilyn Robison (a recommendation from the ever-wise Lucy Dacus).

The poetry of Beyza Ozer, a poet recommended by Morgan Martinez, editor of Hooligan Mag (an inspiring person in her own right).

The art of Kazuo Shiraga.

The bands PWR BTTM and Camp Cope; their music, their social commentary, their unapologetic commitment to change through art, honestly just them as people, all of it.

The paintings and zines of Ariel Baldwin, great pal/Memphis-native/Chicago-resident, makes some really provocative and powerful art about healing.

Read more at The Creative Independent.

If you’re looking for your new obsession, look no further than Lucy Dacus. After seeing her open for Julien Baker last night, I can assure you that their single I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore will be on repeat for the next weeks.

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I’m pretty into this schedule.  Sunday is obviously the strongest day for me, though I’m also looking forward to Friday.  Saturday is a big fat heaping bowl of whatever, for the most part…

  • FRIDAY: Lucy Dacus, Car Seat Headrest, Eugene Mirman, Pete Holmes, food/alcohol while the sleepytime nap music plays, Chance the Rapper

  • SATURDAY: Sleeping in, eating lunch at home, Danny Brown, Tegan & Sara, Hannibal Buress, going to a bar because fuck all that bullshit

  • SUNDAY: The Hotelier, PUP, Converge, Flatbush Zombies/Frightened Rabbit, Piebald, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Weezer, TOOL

darlingqueer  asked:

Hi! I was wondering what are some of your favorite songs right now? Also, do you have a Spotify? It's okay if you have one and don't want to share it! I completely respect and understand that!! You are great!

i think my spotify is just under my name? p sure

some of my fav songs rn
- there’s a honey by pale waves
- love gang ft charli xcx by whethan
- whippin by kiiara
- life of the party by chelsea jade
- crowded places by banks
- porcelain by skott
- 9 (after coachella) by cashmere cat ft sophie & mø
- i don’t wanna be funny anymore by lucy dacus
- diamond child by aayushi
- love by lana del rey
- hate that you know me by bleachers ft carly rae jepson
- get like by kehlani
- east by vallis alps

We are beyond thrilled to release the June cover featuring the one and only @julienbaker. This issue will include authentic and passionate artists from all different backgrounds, ranging from Latina punk band Cabrona to Tucson based illustrator @pantehart with others features from Lucy Dacus and Sarah Bogosh. Be sure to be on the look out for the 15th issue dropping Friday, June 24th! Photo by @morganmartinez

halp i need cool music recs.

a person on whom i have a crush has asked me for music recs and i’ve shared some of mine with him but feel like most of my stuff is not up his alley and i’m in the whole “i’m 13 and must impress this person with a mixtape” situation.

he likes sylvan esso and lucy dacus and chill/weird/eccentric music. 

recommend cool music to me so i can make a chill mixtape. the song “all the time” by bahamas is sorta the vibe i am going for.


(hey @scullytho i know you do radio and know lots of cool artists i’ve never heard of so maybe you have recs??)


Non sarebbe potuto finire in un altro modo, diciamocelo.