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Proper Yarn is a rock-oriented music blog and Youtube Channel weaving together posts about  a range of artists and genres  from all around the world.


It started back in July of 2012 as a spin off from its founder, Ryan Smith's, weekly radio show on Loyola Marymount University's student run station, KXLU 88.9FM Los Angeles. It eventually grew into an occasional vehicle for live DJ sets, show sponsorship, and a two-year run as a program on KRTU 91.7FM in San Antonio which came to an end following a move to Austin, Texas in December of 2017 where it is now based. 

You won't find any goofy ratings or long treatises psychoanalyzing the state of contemporary rock on this site. Just some updates about new music and a little bit of basic information about the artists. And yes, an ad or two here and there to keep the site running. Speaking of which, feel free to give us a shout or a bit of support if you dig what we do!

Thank you for checking out Proper Yarn!


If you're a long time fan, you can find old posts from 2012-2015 here.

Additionally, you can listen back to old Proper Yarn show's via Mixcloud