Afternoon Bites: Michael Kimball’s Postcards, Will Oldham at Lincoln Center, Paint it Black Gets Literary, and More

Pitchfork has a history up of Belle and Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister. At NPR, Will Hermes looked at Will Oldham’s recent Lincoln Center shows. Long-running Philadelphia hardcore group Paint it Black has a new 7″ out soon called Invisible. Song number 5 is titled “D.F.W.” Can you evoke a footnote in a breakdown? We’ll know the answer to that very soon. Ken Baumann — whose novel Solip is out on Tyrant Books in May — compares writing for television with […]

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Morning Bites: Arctic Missions, Sigur Ros, Skin Mags, Krauss And Hemon, And More

Steven Heller on “skin mags” of the 50s and 60s at Imprint. Aleksandar Hemon and Nicole Krauss hanging out in Brooklyn. GalleyCat on the “lost” history of Fifty Shades of Grey. British Naval officer Robert Falcon Scott’s mission to the South Pole in the early 1900s. There’s going to be some Yiddish theatre on PBS. The news of a new Sigur Ros album fills us with great happiness. Belle and Sebastian cover the Primitives. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Belle and Sebastian Lyrical References

Posted by Jason Diamond As we ready ourselves for the newest addition to the Belle and Sebastian catalog, Write About Love, it’s time to ask ourselves: does anyone in the history of pop music name check quite like Stuart Murdoch?  Hell, even the name of the band itself is a nod to something. Even though songwriting credits are never put on B&S albums, Murdoch’s signature usually includes a sexually confused character, Morrissey-esque dark humor, and a ton of little references […]

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“I’m not as sad as Doestoevsky, I’m not as clever as Mark Twain”

I’ve drifted off in thought and considered what my life over the last ten years would be like without Stuart Murdoch, and it was pretty grim. That would mean that first off, I’d never have heard his band Belle and Sebastian, a group I have been obsessed with since my first listening to (what I consider to be their best album) Tigermilk so many moons ago. It also means I might never have worked with reckless abandon, in those dark […]

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