Space Age Plastic – Metro Weekly

”The missile knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn’t by subtracting where it is from where it isn’t, or where it isn’t from where it is, whichever is greater… ” These words form the opening drone of Nadir, Arthur Loves Plastic’s most recent creation.

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Representation Without Taxation – Washington City Paper

It’s the day every obscure musician with a self-run label and a dream prays will never come: Near the end of the summer, right about the time her family and friends were cashing in on the president’s tax refund, Bev Stanton found an ominously thick envelope from the IRS in her mailbox.

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Queery: Bev Stanton – Washington Blade

For all the ballyhooing that’s occurred as the major label record industry has slipped dramatically over the last decade-plus, there are lots of indie acts that are quietly but consistently building impressive oeuvres in the digital age. Bev Stanton is one of them.

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Harmonic Convergence – Metro Weekly

If ”Queering Sound” is distorting, shaking up and subverting familiar sounds — specifically what one might describe as ”gay music” — then ”Queering Sound 08 [Pix el a tion]” offers the same approach to the visual motifs that accompany the sounds to be heard in the eight installments comprising this year’s show.

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Beat Boutique – Believer Magazine

It is Bev Stanton who puts a finger on exactly why I am so fascinated by library music, why I have taken to playing Live at the Jazz Café for my friends, reading up on the Simon Park Orchestra, and scrolling through De Wolfe appreciation threads on library-music message boards. “So, this is your job?” she asks me during our interview, gesturing toward my recorder. “Like, your full-time job?”

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