This afternoon: new writing from Wells Tower and Shelly Oria, Brandon Stosuy talks Mineral, notes on Italian horror film soundtracks, an interview with William Gibson, and more.
Morning Bites: Writers on Success, Wondering Sound Debuts, New Owls, Irvine Welsh’s Favorite Albums, and More
This morning: Scott Tobias on Wes Anderson’s latest, the debut of Wondering Sound, hear new music from Owls, Irvine Welsh discusses his favorite music, and more.
Morning Bites: Thurston Moore & Metal, Revisiting “Middlemarch,” Oxford Commas, Mary Miller Interviewed, and More
Checking in with Mary Miller, Thurston Moore’s black metal supergroup calls it a day, notes on the endurance of Middlemarch, stunning photos of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Thurston Moore at The Stone, Adam Wilson Fiction, Christmas Farce, Dave Van Ronk, and More
This afternoon: Tao Lin reviews Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon’s Nothing, looking at the life of Dave Van Ronk, new fiction from Adam Wilson, Thurston Moore does a residency at The Stone, and more.
We’ll be off tomorrow and Wednesday, returning with new posts on Thursday, 12/26.
Afternoon Bites: Gilbert Hernandez Interviewed, Russians Watching “The Americans,” Spiritualized, and More
Gilbert Hernandez talked to the ComiXologist about his new graphic novel Julio’s Day. The Atlantic Wire’s Spring books preview should help your to-read lists expand in epic fashion. Richard Metzger looks back on David Byrne’s opera The Catherine Wheel. When D & D meets Oblique Strategies… The Men’s Ben Greenberg on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Alisa Louise Merchant’s essay “Bleakness. Laughter. Liberation?” is very much worth your time. Masha Gessen is asked about Russian reactions to The Americans. Matthew Perpetua on […]
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut, Yeti Listener Hour, New Ben Katchor, xTx Interviewed, and More
“Part of Chelsea Light Moving’s aesthetic evolves from Moore’s art punk historian status, and the three initial singles work that professorial thread. “Frank O’Hara Hit” is a conspiracy theory about a date that brings together O’Hara, Dylan, Jagger and Moore himself.” Scott Branson on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Yeti‘s Mike McGonigal has started a podcast series, the Yeti Listener Hour. Volumes one and two are now up. xTx talked with The Outlet. And if you liked that, perhaps […]
“Endless Boogie gets one over on other longform rock outfits like Wooden Shjips because they don’t make it look easy. Some of these other jammy/think-they’re-rockin’ outfits are content to just ride a groove until they think no one’s listening anymore. Endless Boogie goes a lot deeper.” Doug Mosurock on Endless Boogie’s Long Island. Joyland’s podcast, Truth & Fiction, features Emily Schultz in conversation with Emily St. John Mandel. A while back, we wrote about Survival Knife, featuring a few former […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Two of the three albums in Thurston Moore’s solo canon are masterpieces (I can’t vouch for the 1999 record, Vouch, because I haven’t listened to it, also because it’s such a massive collaborative effort, that I feel weird calling it ‘solo’). Psychic Hearts and Trees Outside the Academy are records that are nearly as crucial as any of his work in Sonic Youth (please note the stress on the word “nearly”), and are both full of […]