In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Mark Fisher and Germán Sierra, an interview with John McPhee, and more.
Morning Bites: The Spinanes, Idra Novey’s Latest, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Nuruddin Farah Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: inside a Spinanes reissue, an interview with Nuruddin Farah, notable music books, and more.
Interview by Tobias Carroll It’s hard to know where to begin when talking about the music of Rebecca Gates. Her work with the Spinanes yielded three excellent albums — Manos, Arches and Aisles, and the sublime Strand — as well as a handful of EPs. (And right about here, I’ll point you in the direction of Carl Wilson’s essay on the song “Hawaiian Baby,” as both essay and song are fantastic.) 2001 saw the release of her solo debut Ruby […]