“Now some small part of the grand tradition of the lone American troubadour belongs only to him. He is a natural and unaffected heir to its tropes of the individual. And by now, on his fifth album, he sounds like an elder statesman of a country of his own making — one located somewhere between past and present, inside and outside, complete isolation and complete connection.” Amy Klein on Kurt Vile’s latest.
David Abrams describes his World Book Night experience. (Hint: Alexis M. Smith’s Glaciers is involved.)
Hey, it’s a new Girls Against Boys song.