I sat down with Connor Murray from the independent music label Crafted Sounds based in Pittsburgh. Connor talks about starting, maintaining and the future of the label which produces cassettes of bands in and around the area and beyond. He also partakes in my First/Last feature.

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This morning I am pleased to bring you the premiere of “Chassis“, the first video from eclectic popsters Suavity’s Mouthpiece latest EP Bellows, directed and produced by Chris Mason of Spinning Goat Productions.

Songwriter J. Trafford says, “To present the new Suavity’s Mouthpiece music video for “Chassis” has me swinging on a star. In spite of having a band CD without a band, I tottered toward Pittsburgh filmmaker Chris Mason to make something visual happen. While “Chassis” seems a rather short song in duration, Chris’s verve and vision was grand and very much with the heart of the song. Unstoppably, the release of this video presently sees Chris on the eve of a journey to Cuba where filming will continue for her highly-anticipated documentary on the long-established Guaracha Latin Dance Band. When she returns, Carnegie Museum of Art will debut a new collaboration between Mason, myself, and Tom Moran of The Five and The Deliberate Strangers. Renaissance woman.”

You can catch J. Trafford solo at the Deutschtown Music Festival on Saturday July 9th at James Street Restaurant Acoustic Stage.

Pittsburgh faves 1,2,3 have just released a wonderfully creepy video for their equally creepy song, ‘Darkly Through The Valley.’

Happy Halloween!