Matt Lajoie

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Curating cassette culture

For all practical terms, the tape should be an artifact. But over the last few years, a rash of independent labels in Maine are slowly adopting the cassette as their preferred medium.
People just don't listen to music like they used to
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 13, 2011

Staying small, going analog

When we last formally checked in with L'Animaux Tryst, the label's operator, Matt Lajoie, was a 23-year-old librarian at the University of Southern Maine making hand-crafted small runs of CD-Rs of music with a squad of friends.
Catching up with the L'Animaux Tryst family as they bring Ducktails to Portland
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 23, 2010

Cursillistas + White Light

Cursillistas played perhaps their most fun set at SPACE.
Music seen at the DoorYard, May 24 + SPACE Gallery, May 29
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 04, 2008

Scene on Fire

The sun is really shining on Portland’s experimental-folk community these days.
Portland neo-folkies go international
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 23, 2008

L’Animaux collective

Each release from L’Animaux Tryst (Field) Recordings is a tiny, elaborate hand-made gift, packaged like a mix-tape you’d make for your all-time biggest crush.
Meet Portland’s newest, craftiest record label
By  |  May 18, 2007