Douglas Martin
Prior to his moderately notable tenures writing for Pitchfork and MTV Hive, Passion of the Weiss senior writer Douglas Martin (better known by his government name, Martin Douglas) started his column "Douglas Martin's Dirty Shoes" in 2009 after somehow convincing editor-in-chief Jeff Weiss that it would be a good idea.

In the years since, his insightful reviews, engaging interviews, compellingly long-winded lists, fictional diary entries, and mock Biblical passages has turned his column into a marquee attraction for the site.

Moreover, his tendency to go against the grain of popular music trends and plant his feet firmly in the rock music underground has inspired his readers to cultivate the increasingly popular sub-genre of Douglas Martin Music, which is currently in the process of being legally trademarked.

With a creative and intellectual spirit that could be suitably described as restless, Martin has recorded lo-fi experimental folk-pop, made beats for Zilla Rocca and the Shadowboxers, written widely praised articles such as "The Only Black Guy at the Indie-Rock Show" and "The Ballad of CM Punk," and is currently hard at work on his debut novel.

For over fifteen years, he has resided in the scenic suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where he frequently enjoys wild-caught salmon and snickering at people over the age of eight who wear galoshes. Having listened to a little too much New York-based rap during his childhood, one of his primary pursuits of knowledge is organized crime, able to chart the hierarchy of La Cosa Nostra almost completely by memory.

Before he realized he was pretty good at writing about music, Martin's life aspiration was to be on WWE's creative team. In hindsight, he knows he surely would have run the company into the ground.

Currently Listening:

Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home

Blu - Good to Be Home

Ex-Cult - Cigarette Machine EP

Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2

Broken Water - Whet

Davila 666 - Pocos Anos, Muchos Danos

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

PRhyme - PRhyme

Sonic Youth - Sister

Dunes - Noctiluca


Currently Watching:

Lucha Underground

Justified Season 6

PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2014

Broad City Season 1

High Maintenance

There Will Be Blood

Louie Season 4

The Knick Season 1

Currently Reading:

Girls to the Front by Sara Marcus

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Douglas Martin takes quick peek at the New York/London rapper's newest video.
Douglas Martin's Dirty Shoes returns with a quick look at the first single from the No Age guitarist's forthcoming solo album.
Douglas Martin's series on the work of Curren$y returns, this time centered around Spitta's collaborative works with Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist.
Douglas Martin's annual recap of his life in music returns.
Douglas Martin (without the assistance of drugs) explores the brand new video from the Los Angeles dance music polymaths.
Douglas Martin takes a look at the former Royal Headache singer's new single.
Dirty Shoes (finally) returns as Douglas Martin takes a look at the epochal 1998 indie-rock album.
Douglas Martin takes a look at rapper Chris Crack's prolific catalog, the single off his new record, "Being Woke Ain't Fun."
Douglas Martin's Dirty Shoes returns with a look at No Age's new LP, 'Snares Like a Haircut.'