In our morning reading: an interview with Chelsea Bieker, thoughts on a Sun City Girls live album, and more.
The memorably fractured songs made by Alvarius B. (aka Sun City Girls’ Alan Bishop) encompass a host of styles, from globetrotting pop to fragmented explorations of the acoustic guitar. Some albums are intentionally jarring; others, such as 2011’s Baroque Primitiva, show off a more textured, melodic side. Earlier this year, Alvarius B. and Sir Richard Bishop released a split LP, If You Don’t Like It…DON’T! The second half of the year brings with it a new album, with the deeply memorable title What […]
“Shame is embarrassment on Ritalin.” Rick Moody and Michael Hearst admit to slacking by doing only ten episodes in about three years, which might explain why the newest episode of their 18:59 podcast is titled, “Shame”. On this episode, they talk to psychologist Tara Goodrich, and funny guy Eugene Mirman all in just under 19 minutes. On a personal note, I personally feel a hint of shame for not mentioning the podcast when I interviewed Hearst a few weeks. Freakanomics […]
by Jason Diamond N+1 recently made a point about Infinite Jest and its Sun City Girls connection in their recent article “Posthumous Gratitude,” and suddenly I’m wishing that n+1 would start focusing on music more.