John Schmersal

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Vertical Scratchers: Dynamic Soundscapes, Psychedelia Influences, and Left-of-Center Melodies

    Vertical Scratchers come with one helluva goddamn resume. John Schmersal is a former member of '90s synthpunk luminaries Brainiac (and Enon and Crooks on Tape and a touring member of Caribou, but who's keeping track?), and partner Christian Beaulieu has put in his time with Triclops! and Anywhere. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Caribou at The Clubhouse Last Night​ CaribouClubhouse Music VenueOctober 9, 2010Canadian electronic act Caribou is essentially only one person, Dan Snaith. At least in the studio. When Snaith, who I was lucky enough to interview for this week's print edition hits the road, however, he is joined by bandmates.The question ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Enon vs. Tron

    Enon's art-rock draws on the simpler technology and consumerism of a generation ago

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Suspended Animation

    After an unwelcome hiatus and a stint playing cartoon music, John Schmersal is back on tour with Enon

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Weird Science

    Brainiac's experimental rock will boggle the mind