New pieces: rollingstone.com and Pitchfork
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
A few recent work related things: ABC, Sound Of The City, Stereogum, Spin
I’ve gotten really bad (for whom, for what?) at posting recent work and clips and stuff, so I’m going to try to do this on a weekly basis. So, this week. I subbed for ABC’s Dan Harris over at his weekly online indie rock interview show, Amplified.
Recent stuff: ABC, Stereogum, Spin, Pitchfork, Sound of the City
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
New Progress Reports: The Thermals, Spencer Krug
Two more Progress Reports this week. On Monday I talked to Hutch Harris from The Thermals. We talked about how people in Portland smoke a lot of pot; that’s not in the update. Then I talked to Spencer Krug, who is working on a ton of different albums. I
Recent stuff: Pitchfork.tv, Stereogum, Paste, Spin, Sound Of The City
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
Paper Magazine interview: Ryan Leslie
I talked to Ryan Leslie for Paper Magazine. I met him at a studio while he was working on tracks for Jennifer Lopez. His shoes were nice. He insists on dressing up to record in a studio, which I think is really funny.
Progress Report on Giant Drag
New Progress Report on Giant Drag. The Giant Drag story got picked up by the NME. Writes Annie: “It’s funny how all of a sudden people i haven’t talked to in awhile are calling or texting me about shows or whatever after the article.” She’s a great
Mastodon Progress Report on Stereogum
Whoah, didn’t expect Stereogum to put up another Progress Report this week. Nothing says long weekend like Mastodon.
Limbo, Panto review on Pitchfork
My review of Wild Beasts’ Limbo, Panto is up on Pitchfork right now. One of my favorites of the year.
Boy Least Likely To Progess Report
I have a new Progress Report on Boy Least Likely To right here. Great new track from BLLT as well. It’s called “The First Snowflake,” and it’s not a holiday song. So no photoshopping Christmas hats this time.