I’m writing again! I had a bit of a break because I was employed by publications that didn’t want me doing music writing for other places, which was a bummer. But that’s a common part of full-time staff life. Anyway, I wrote my first little bits for
ABC World News Webcast: Loney Dears’s Dear John Pains Of Being Pure At Heart S/T Progress Reports on Stereogum: Nick Thorburn (Islands, Human Highway) The Wrens (in Q & A form, because they’re hilarious) Grizzly Bear Spin Magazine reviews (I think this is the same print issue as
I interviewed Okkervil River for Pitchfork.tv: Part 1 and Part 2. I reviewed Beyonce’s I Am Sasha Fierce for Paste. New Project Reports are up on Stereogum for RÃ¶yksopp and Phoenix. I also reviewed Matt and Kim’s Grand, A.C. Newman’s Get Guilty and Andrew
My review of Wild Beasts’ Limbo, Panto is up on Pitchfork right now. One of my favorites of the year.
My new “Progress Report” column on Stereogum started last week. So far there’s Midlake and Andrew Bird, but there will be so, so many more. I saw Drew Daniel read from his new 33 1/3 book and dance with a golden pillow penis between his legs at Housing
It seems like ever since I got my iPhone (installed the WordPress application), I haven’t had much to blog about. I am working, as usual (here’s a new Hallelujah The Hills EP review. I like this band but I’m still waiting for…something. I don’t know.
My review of No Age’s Nouns is in Paper Magazine this month, and up on the site as well. I am realizing that deciding to only post MP3s labels/bands have said are okay to post is quite difficult when it’s not the song you want to talk
My first longer, featured review for Paste is in mailboxes and available via the digital version of the magazine. “Ant In Alaska” was one of the bonus tracks I wrote about, and it’s the most interesting of those unreleased bits. (courtesy of Stereogum). I tend to approach albums lyrics-first,
Yesterday I paid the last $20 of my library fine. I didn’t have anything new to pick up since my fine stopped me from reserving books. I tried browsing at the New York Ottendorfer Library branch, an easy/difficult thing to do since their fiction section is entirely contained
Two short profiles of M. Ward and Emily Haines, in the last and current issues of Paste (along with a couple of reviews in the former). Paste is becoming my favorite place to write for (next to Pitchfork, because nothing beats hate mail), and I’m not just saying that