We Are Shanghai
is Shanghai's (mostly) annual compilation album. It's like a census and/or time-capsule, compiled by dozens of Shanghai bands and musicians from every imaginable genre. Volume 6 is already out to listen to
for free, and this Saturday sees the release party
. It will probably get messy. We caught up with Jason "Sishen" Schaller, the masochist who put the thing together, and managed a coherent interview. Topics include the plight of indie bands, crying in the shower, and being a vector for world music.