In our morning reading: new writing from Rebecca Solnit, new music from Lee Ranaldo, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Bae Suah’s new collection, interviews with Saeed Jones and Oneida, and more.
In our morning reading: Lee Ranaldo on life-changing albums, great small press books, punk-inspired literature, and more.
We here at Vol.1 Brooklyn are admirers of the music of Lee Ranaldo–both his work as a solo artist and his considerable body of work with Sonic Youth. (We talked with him in 2012, in fact.) We’re also quite fond of the writings of Jonathan Lethem. Needless to say, then, we were quite pleased to hear that Ranaldo and Lethem collaborated on several songs for the former’s forthcoming album Electric Trim.
In our morning reading: checking in with Kate Zambreno, thoughts on Danielle Dutton’s latest novel, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole, Lee Ranaldo’s Latest, Wayne Koestenbaum, Atavist Books, and More
Thoughts on the latest from Lee Ranaldo (and the legacy of Sonic Youth); a review of Vijay Iyer’s Teju Cole-inspired composition; Pitchfork begins a look back at a golden era of hip-hop; Wayne Koestenbaum’s new essay collection is reviewed; and more.
It might not be necessary to write an introduction for Lee Ranaldo, so I’ll state the obvious and mention he’s one of the founding members of Sonic Youth. What I’ve always respected about Ranaldo and his now-former bandmates is their ability to move across musical genres and artistic mediums, and somehow have it work out. As musicians, Sonic Youth always strove to work with various artists from Cypress Hill to Yoko Ono, and the members’ various interests outside the group included fashion, zines, […]
Weekend Bites: Jules Verne, Adam Levin In The Sunday Review, Edith Wharton, Close To Infinite Jest, And More
Jules Verne died on this day in 1905. “Adam Levin’s new story collection, “Hot Pink,” is about how love — family love, romantic love, love between friends — turns us into people we never thought we’d become.” – Adam Levin’s Hot Pink is reviewed by The New York Times. Come see us talk to Levin on April 4th at PowerHouse Arena. As WFMU pointed out on Twitter, Infinite Jest is getting closer and closer as a Japanese town puts their […]