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Erik Johnson

Erik writes freelance articles on music, art, and American culture. Born and raised in California, he moved to Brooklyn after completing his degree in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. This summer, you can catch him spinning disco with @retrogradenyc or playing synth-punk tunes with his friends in Post No Bills.
Sam Evian’s newest album "You, Forever" is his escape from a world of music making tied to backlit screens. A cross-country road trip with his girlfriend became a journey of partnership and shared awe, taking in the magnitude of the landscape and the experience of living outside. Out of this trip comes an album that combines themes of space, openness, togetherness, uncertainty, grit, and some slamming analog instrumentation. Recorded upstate in Woodstock, Sam kept...