In our morning reading: reviews of books by Maaza Mengiste and Garth Greenwell, an interview with Courtney Maum, and more.
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Steph Cha and Crissy Van Meter, an interview with Shopping, and more.
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.