The Time Naomi Yang Directed a Marissa Nadler Video

Any list of artists whose we admire greatly would have to include the names of Marissa Nadler, who has made numerous albums of haunting, textured music over the past decade, including this year’s staggeringly good July; and Naomi Yang: musician, photographer, and publisher of avant-garde literature. And thus, we’re excited to hear that Yang directed a video for Nadler’s song “Drive,” which turns the song into a kind of kaleidoscope of collages and vivid locations. Plus, there’s a View-Master, which is a […]

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Listening to Marissa Nadler, Benefiting 826 Valencia

Things we like include the literary nonprofit and the music of talented artists like Marissa Nadler. Thus, the compilation You Be My Heart, which features the latter and benefits the former, falls very much into our proverbial wheelhouse. Does it hurt that Nadler’s contribution to the album, the shimmering “Half as Much,” serves as a pitch-perfect demonstration of her talents as a songwriter? (You can hear it below.)

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Afternoon Bites: Sheila Heti’s Zine, Benjamin Lytal & Geography, Marissa Nadler’s “Game of Thrones” Cover, and More

“To understand what makes António “Mia” Emílio Leite Couto special — even extraordinary — we have to loosen our grip on the binary that distinguishes between “the West” and “Africa.”” Aaron Bady on the novels of Mia Coutu. Want to read Sheila Heti’s 90s-era feminist zine? Benjamin Lytal talks about geography and fiction. Marissa Nadler covered the Game of Thrones theme song. Michael Robbins on his unread books. Roxane Gay interviewed Ben Schrank for Tin House. Michael H. Miller on Julian Schnabel. […]

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