In our morning reading: reviews of books by Maaza Mengiste and Garth Greenwell, an interview with Courtney Maum, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Steph Cha on Literary LA, Xetas, E. J. Koh Interviewed, Shopping, and More
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Steph Cha and Crissy Van Meter, an interview with Shopping, and more.
Some Notes on Xetas’s “The Redeemer”
Austin’s Xetas first came onto my radar via Andrew Earles’s review of a recent 7″ on Still Single. “I suppose there’s a dominant essence of this that could have been heard in 1995 out of the San Diego scene,” he notes, and that’s a comparison that definitely got my attention. That’s how I came to pick up their new album The Redeemer, which has been on heavy rotation on my turntable and via iTunes for the past week or so.