I wrote about american poetry club and the grammar of a great record for The Alternative.
I wrote about Open Door Policy, the best Hold Steady album in over a decade, for Slant.
I wrote a little bit about the new track from Noods for The Alternative.
Blurbing season is not quite over yet. I contributed a few words about new releases from Really From, Bellows, and Hurry for The Alternative’s Most Anticipated list.
Happy new year everyone! Hope you had a safe and festive December.
I wanted to drop in and say that I’m starting a newsletter called “I Keep a Diary.” The first one goes out on Tuesday, January 5. Sign up here, if you’d like:
See ya soon!
I wrote about Oceanator, Barely Civil, Sinai Vessel, and Stay Inside for The Alternative’s end of the year list:
I contributed to a couple end of the year lists for Slant Magazine, writing blurbs about some of my absolute favorites:
- Bartees Strange
- Empty Country
- I’m Glad It’s You
- The 1975
- The Mountain Goats
- Phoebe Bridgers
Check those out here:
Last month, I had a lovely conversation with Gulfer about their excellent new self-titled record and how they see themselves in the context of the emo scene. Here it is, for The Alternative:
Jimmy Eat World’s seventh album Invented turned 10 last month. It’s not the most glamorous of the band’s records, but it holds a special place in my heart—read my essay about Invented, underdog favorites, and the significance of being there over at The Alternative.