Afternoon Bites: Karen Dalton, The Raincoats, Lethem on Dyer, and more

“Karen’s songs always tip hat to the originals, but then they’ll screw with words or notes, punch in a couple skylights. All these old songs by pretty boys, forgotten boys, lucky boys, all sung by a woman who sounded like hinges, cats, a ghost. I used to sit on the floor to listen, just out of respect.” Mairead Case on Karen Dalton.