Checking in with Sharon Van Etten, Mel Brooks on the making of Blazing Saddles, Jane Campion may adapt The Flamethrowers, and more.
“…I think it should be theoretically possible to take any premise or image or idea as a starting point, no matter how slight, and build an entire novel out of it.” At Small Demons’ blog, Emily St. John Mandel writes about her influences, geography, and more. Do you like smart, intellectual pop music made by folks in Washington, DC? Specifically, the excellent Beauty Pill. The podcast 99 Percent Invisible has details on their latest project. Daphne Carr writes about Sharon […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll Lately, I’ve been talking with friends about the year’s best albums. It’s been a discussion with no clear winner for me as yet; Beach House and Four Tet have impressed me quite a bit, and the second half of The National’s High Violet is nicely wrenching. But none of them has necessarily stood out and proclaimed itself to be the year’s best album.
Posted by Jason Diamond As we pointed out the other day, we’re putting on a show at Knitting Factory with our buddies from Sacred Bones Records. Moon Duo (pictured above) is headlining, and they are awesome. It’s like if you took Suicide and made them peace loving Krautrockers, this is the end result. Listen: Moon Duo – “Dead West” I thought Sharon Van Etten’s 2009 album, When I was in Love, was a perfect example of somebody picking up where […]