Virginia Woolf in Wayfarers

A few months ago, we posted a picture of a t-shirt with an image of Virginia Woolf in a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, and received a lot of comments and e-mails asking where the shirt was available for purchase.

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The post-Bloomsbury sound of Princeton

Posted by Jason Diamond A few years back, the group Princeton released a four song ode to Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes.  The EP was titled “Bloomsbury,” and without trying to sound like an overzealous hype man, it was one of the most perfect slices of lit pop that I’ve ever heard. Since then, the band have gone on to release a full length, and are back again with their newest single, “Clamoring For Your Heart.”

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New Stuff by Princeton

Fol Chen remix the song “Shout it Out”, and turn it into a banger, meanwhile, Princeton debut this new video for “Calypso Gold” Listen: Princeton, “Shout it Out” remixed by Fol Chen.

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Bites: Blake on display, Philly libraries, Justin Taylor on Zak Smith, Princeton in the Times, Drew hearts Jens, and more

Lit. The Morgan Library and Museum is showcasing the watercolors, prints, and illuminations of William Blake for the first time in two decades.  The show, entitled “William Blake’s World: A New Heaven Has Begun” is on display through January 3rd. The entire Philadelphia Free Library System is scheduled to close on October 2. The Brooklyn Book Festival is today.  If you’re willing to confront the brewing cloudiness outside, PEN’s event looks good, and so does Housing Works’. Hooves on The […]

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Bites: New Princeton song, bad children books, fiction issues, the growing influence of Kindle, and more

Last year when we conversed with Princeton (pictured above), they were just getting over the heaps of critical praise after six months promoting their phenomenal four song Bloomsbury EP, we hardly had any ideas about their future. Now, nearly five months after that conversation, the group gets set to release their first album on Kanine Records, Cocoon of Love, and have given us the first single, “Calypso Gold“. I now predict that the world is six months away from being […]

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Conversation: Princeton

Jessica Milton was kind enough to talk to our favorite band from Eagle Rock, Ca. Topics covered include (but not limited to) chamber-pop, basketball, and Keynesian economics. By Jessica Milton My first introduction to Princeton came this past fall at the monthly Vol. 1 event at Bar Matchless. I was stationed at the door when a very polite young man asked where the band, made up of twin brothers, Matt and Jesse Kivel, and Ben Usen, could put their instruments […]

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series #1

On Thursday, October 23rd Hexedjournal.com and WORD presents, the hopefully first of many, Vol. 1, a unique event that pairs live music with original stories on a new topic each month. Vol. 1 strives to present both contemporary authors and musicians in evenings that weave the two, too often disparate, groups together. For the first ever Vol. 1, the following authors will each present their own take on “Homecoming”: Our special host Bob Powers is a New York comedian and […]

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