In our morning reading: inside Werner Herzog’s memoir, talking music with Woods, and more.
Jeff Tobias has been a part of two of the most consistently great outfits making music these days, Sunwatchers and Modern Nature. But Tobias’s own skills as a songwriter are also considerable, and his new solo album Recurring Dream makes that very clear. It abounds with eminently catchy pop that grapples with sophisticated and complex themes, and it further reinforces Tobias as one of the most interesting musicians working today. I talked with Tobias about the album’s genesis, technology, and what’s next for him.
Morning Bites: Modern Nature’s Latest, Darryl Pinckney on Joan Didion, Saad Z. Hossain’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Modern Nature’s new album, previewing 2022’s books, and more.