Eric Slick (Dr. Dog) talks the necessity of making room for joy in music.
Sam Woodring (Mister Goblin) on how Maneka’s new record navigates the “repressed ideological contradictions” of the white indie world.
Sam Woodring (Mister Goblin) loves Big Dread Moon in the same way he loves the Halloween franchise.
Morgan Enos (Other Houses) on Help Us Stranger and the merits of having nothing to prove.
Robin Edwards (Lisa Prank) on the tenderness and toughness of Patience.
Eli Kasan (Gotobeds) on the drunken energy of the band’s new self-titled album.
For James Chapman (Maps), the album’s otherworldliness still lingers 20 years on.
Morgan Enos (Other Houses) talks Neil Young’s Tuscaloosa and the importance of capturing every side of your artistic self.
Hanif Abdurraqib on character arcs, difficult resolutions, and Routine Maintenance.
Ellen Kempner (Palehound) on the “untethered darkness” of Age Hasn’t Spoiled You.