Afternoon Bites: Political Art, Lindsey Buckingham, Grouper, and more

“We can perhaps bet on art to win over tyrants. It is the world’s artists, particularly those courageous enough to stand up against authoritarianism, for whom we need to be concerned, and for whose safety we must fight.” -from Salman Rushdie’s “Dangerous Arts” op-ed in the New York Times.

  • At Pitchfork, Mark Richardson reviews Grouper’s two new albums: ‘These short LPs…sound beamed in from another realm, and they also sound like they could have come from no one else.”