It’s been about twenty years since I first heard The Mountain Goats. Friends in college turned me on to what I’m going to refer to as “the hits”–i.e. “Going to Georgia” and “Cubs in Five,” songs that showcased John Darnielle’s lyrical range, urgent vocal delivery, and fondness for lo-fi recordings. It’s something that’s shaped how I’ve listened to them; despite the fact that it’s been fifteen years since the release of Tallahassee, there’s still a strange sense of the new […]
Morning Bites: Sarah Gerard, Depressing Music, Weyes Blood Interviewed, John Green and John Hughes, and More
In our Wednesday morning reading: celebrating the release of Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star, the case for depressing music, a Weyes Blood interview, Idris Elba and Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
The Week In Reviews: Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, the journalism of Charles Dickens, Edward St Aubyn’s prose, and more
A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.