There is a new Swans album out now. Brandon Stosuy talked to Michael Gira for Pitchfork; Mike Powell’s review has the line “It has made my experience of cleaning the house, for example, feel very, very consequential,” which is amazing.
The Times Literary Supplement has a previously-unpublished Vladimir Nabokov essay.
Ann Powers has a research Tumblr up for her forthcoming book, which will explore “how American music shaped American sex shaped American music.”
There’s a review of Per Patterson’s latest at Shelf Awareness.