Posted by Tobias Carroll To date, Portland’s The Thermals have released five albums of noisy, anthemic punk rock, comprising rough-hewn stories of frustration, obsession, art, and love. (As well as their respective opposite numbers.) Their last three albums have each taken on a particular subject: The Body The Blood The Machine examined fundamentalist religion; Now We Can See explored mortality; and 2010’s Personal Life focused on relationships. Via email, drummer Westin Glass discussed thematic songwriting, tour reading, and James Salter. Your […]
The cemetery where e.e. cummings and Eugene O’Neill are buried. (Boston Globe) The Guardian talks about James Ellroy. Jonathan Franzen vs. Richard Stark. You know how people are always saying “there are so many great Jewish writers”? Here is your chance to learn how to be one. Carrie Brownstein stars in a new video by The Thermals. (Brooklyn Vegan) I think this article about Zola Jesus in The Guardian officially means she’s “Blown up”.