James Ferraro

James Ferraro’s New Fanfare for the Boston Marathon Costs $9.11

Experimentalist James Ferraro continues to explore avant-garde classical on his new release, the 12-minute, six-part Fanfare for the Boston Marathon 2017. Ferraro self-released the new piece on Bandcamp last night, after…
Anna Gaca / April 18, 2017

New Music: James Ferraro’s Burning Prius Is a Full-On Piano Concerto

Earlier this year, Los Angeles's James Ferraro quietly pivoted toward the realm of out-and-out new-classical composition with Human Story 3, an electro-acoustic suite which both…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2016

Watch James Ferraro’s New Video for “Security Broker”

Vaporwave-inspired experimental producer James Ferraro has shared a new video for "Security Broker," a song from his recent album Human Story 3. Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko, the clip…
Anna Gaca / October 2, 2016

A Conversation With James Ferraro, Critical Futurist

A day or so after I talked to James Ferraro, the 28-year-old "god of vaporwave," I found myself deep into my bank's automated phone system and…
Anna Gaca / August 18, 2016

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Deafheaven, Made of Oak, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from haze-pop guitar heroes,…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015

The Skaters’ James Ferraro Hints at Noise Duo’s Reunion

After nearly five years of radio silence from the Skaters, the onetime institution of California noise, one-time member James Ferraro posted this missive to Twitter…
Colin Joyce / March 21, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: DaVinci Takes You Back to 2004

Kendrick Lamar sure did dodge a bullet by not having to use Lady Gaga singing all self-satisfied like she's in the semi-finals of American Idol…
Brandon Soderberg / November 9, 2012

James Ferraro, ‘Far Side Virtual’ (Hippos in Tanks)

If Ariel Pink is the father of chillwave's pop pastiche, then consider James Ferraro its weird uncle. Since the demise of his noise-scrape duo the…
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2011