In our afternoon reading: a look at the enduring music and presence of Swans, overlooked science fiction novels, numbers from the year in translated books, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Talking “Women in Clothes,” Heather Havrilesky on “Dataclysm,” Jac Jemc, New Music from Grouper, and More
An interview with the folks behind the book Women in Clothes, new music from Grouper, a new essay from Jac Jemc, Thor Harris’s festival tips, and more.
Weekend Bites: Sheila Heti, Michael Kimball on “Galaga,” Will Chancellor Reviewed, Edan Lepucki, and More
New writing from Sheila Heti, excerpts from books from Michael Kimball and Jeffrey Renard Allen, interviews with James Yeh and Edan Lepucki, and much more for your weekend reading.
Morning Bites: Revisiting Swans’ “Cop,” Guernica on Class, Feral Cat Lit, M. Geddes Gengras, and More
Revisiting a thirty-year-old Swans album; talking with Vanessa Veselka; writers exploring the idea of class in America; an interview with M. Geddes Gengras, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Swans, “An Untamed State” Reviewed, Julian Schnabel , Roth Meets “Mad Men,” and More
This afternoon: listen to Swans’ new one, read a glowing review of Roxane Gay’s new novel, thoughts on Julian Schnabel’s art, new writing from Sean H. Doyle, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rorschach Returns, “The People Who Eat Darkness” Reviewed, Patrick Somerville and Lauren Groff in Conversation, and More
Brad Nelson talks about Rorschach playing Le Poisson Rouge this past weekend. Patrick Somerville and Lauren Groff in conversation at Bomb. Nick Antosca on Richard Lloyd Parry’s The People Who Eat Darkness over at The Daily. Details have emerged of Swans’ new album The Seer, and: damn, we are excited for this one. (Jarboe!) If you’ve ever wanted to hide a wireless router inside of a book… Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Swans, Paris Review Awards, White Male Nerds, Encyclopedia Britannica, Mad Men and Race, and More
Amie Barrodale has won the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize, and Adam Wilson captured the Terry Southern Prize for Humor. Goodbye Encyclopedia Britannica. The 244-year-old encyclopedia will cease print. Irin Camron goes to SXSW and find that white dudes pretty much dominate nerd culture. A Nick Drake film for you. The new Swans album is going to feature Karen O. and Low. Does Mad Men handle race in the 1960s accurately? Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Posted by Jason Diamond 2010, Young God Records I’m not sure what kind of person considers themselves a Swans fan. I don’t think that the group ever really has casual listeners, people who liked a few songs here and there. The band’s super committed fanboy following is one of the things I love most about Swans.