In our morning reading: thoughts on Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s new album, an interview with John Waters, and more.
Given the current state of the world, it comes as little surprise that 2019 has brought with it an abundance of great music that could be described as “politically charged.” Perhaps a bit more surprising? That so much of this music that wrestles with politics and the condition of modern society blends heady concepts with music that neatly soundtracks frenetic dance moves. Such is the case with Washington, DC’s Gauche, whose long-awaited debut album was released this month on Merge Records. I talked with Gauche’s Daniele Yandel about the band’s new album, A People’s History of Gauche, science fiction, and songs about conspiracy theories.
Afternoon Bites: Melissa Febos, Mark Doten Interviewed, Gordon Lish, T Kira Madden on Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Melissa Febos, interviews with Mark Doten and T Kira Madden, and more.
Morning Bites: Marlon James, Anna Burns’s Latest, Gauche on Conspiracies, Jan Morris’s Diary, and More
In our morning reading: talking fiction with Marlon James, reviews of books by Anna Burns and Bernardo Atxaga, and more.