covering dream pop, shoegaze, bedroom pop

About Puddlegum


Puddlegum began in 1997 as a way to bring the music magazine format to the Internet. It started as an idea in a college dorm room, and with the help of Kevin Flick’s roommate, Josh Smith (Hydro74), and close friend, Jim Mendenhall, Puddlegum became a reality. Flick and Mendenhall updated the site on a regular basis for several years, reviewing albums, interviewing bands, and posting music news. It was one of the first music blogs (before we called them “blogs”).

Flick and Mendenhall attempted to form a record label, Puddlegum Communications, in 2001. They released an album by Estis P@rc, and a compilation CD, before running out of money.

In 2005, Flick decided to relaunch Puddlegum, this time as an MP3 blog. He posted daily for over five years, and quite a few articles went viral (one sparked a controversial Radiohead theory). Eventually, Flick decided to refocus his attention on returning to college, recording bands, and raising his two small daughters.

In 2019, Flick co-produced with Marshall Baker and released the debut Saeyers ep. He continues to record with Saeyers, and manages his music.

Flash forward to 2020 and you’ll meet Flick here, sitting on this new reiteration of Puddlegum.

To learn more about Kevin Flick and his recording services, visit his portfolio: kevindflick.com.

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