Chaos By Invitation is the name of the third album by San Francsisco’s Cold Beat–though, to hear the band’s founder, Hannah Lew, talk about its genesis, chaos may be the last thing that comes to mind. The sound of the group’s albums have veered from urgent postpunk to a more ethereal sound, the main constants being Lew’s vocals and her distinctive lyrical sensibility. We talked about the role of science fiction in her work, how the work of Ursula K. […]
Morning Bites: Hilton Als on David Bowie, Hannah Lew’s Recommendations, Laird Barron’s Latest, Helen McClory Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: remembering David Bowie, an interview with Helen McClory, new fiction from Matthew Vollmer, and more.
Weekend Bites: Justin Taylor Interviewed, Xylouris White Interviewed, Inside Mad Libs, Kevin Morby’s Latest, and More
For your weekend reading: interviews with Justin Taylor, Joan Jett, and Xylouris White; thoughts on making music and art; a review of Kevin Morby’s new album; a look at how Mad Libs are made; and more.