The issue with Lana Del Rey is not whether she is some corporate test-tubed...– This is the gist of my Lana Del Rey story, if you are not burnt out entirely on her yet, you can read the whole thing over at SPIN. As my editor said “contains actual reporting”. It is a bit about the story of the story, the myth of the myth, sexism, dreams coming true and how a bad girl...
Why is pop music the only art form that still inspires such arrantly stupid...– Lana Del Rey’s Image on “Born to Die” : The New Yorker (via judyxberman) SFJ is on the money, per usj. Andthe other question to ask: why are female artists the only ones who inspire such “discussion”, or “authenticity” “discussions” where sexism is masked...
Dog movies and dog footage tends to be the dumbest. It’s like the lowest common...– Everything Is Terrible’s Commander Gilgamesh on remaking The Holy Mountain out of footage from dog movies.
Après Ski Instructor: Yeasted Beer and Sour Cream... →
apresskiinstructor: This morning Max popped out of bed when the sun was brushing its teeth. He whispered into my ear, “let’s make mom some waffles. shhh.” “My Famous Yeasted Beer and Sour Cream Waffles?” I said. “Shhh,” Max whispered, “yep, the yeasted beer ones.” “Let’s wake up the yeast,” he said. We tip…
The Lana Del Rey-bashing economy moves faster than the actual Lana Del Rey...– Jon Caramanica on LDR’s album in ye olde New York Times. I only agree with parts, but namely this one.
I saw so many movies with Michael Cera in them, they all began to run together,...– I reviewed Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist for Rookie.
Odd Future Strikes Back with...Gay Cats tee. →
My guess is that no one is that no music reporting on this to-do b/c everyone is too busy writing Lana Del Rey-deflating trend pieces.
The new Lee Ranaldo solo record proves my theory on the SY divide: when you are young, you want to be a Thurston (effortlessly and impossibly cool, slavishly devoted to your record collection, exploring your art, effusive shaggy man child, making poetry zines)—but post 30/32, when you hit the adult-getting-your-shit-together streak, you want to be a Lee. Writing linear riffs, playing tennis,...
I’m very conscious about it, but I also want it to not be a big deal. But I...– »The new Perfume Genius is really quite fine and I too hope people are smarter than that. Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas talks to us about being gay in the world of indie rock and his new video, which features gay porn star Arpad Miklos. (via pitchfork) “Rick from Pittsburgh” is today’s Joey...
Inside David Crosby's Sailboat with Tyler, The...
I was the only critic that didn’t write a thinkpiece on Tyler, The Creator in 2011, but the first in 2012! Here’s my essay on Tyler’s “Yonkers” and EMA’s “California” for the Village Voice Pazz and Jop Critics Poll. Always an honor and privilege, and props to editor Maura for keeping in my quasi-cryptic Black Flag joke.
I hope this summer is really the summer of MNDR. I wanna be owned by her pop. The rest of my thoughts bee-low: rookiemag: New MNDR single/video. She is such a genius—she records and produces all her own work, not just sings. I am obsessed with that scratchy squeak in her voice. This is probably the record I am most excited to hear in 2012. She told SPIN for the video she ‘” took inspiration...
BrooklynVegan is the worst, it just becomes like a rating board for guys to have...– Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, interviewed by Pitchfork’s Larry Fitzmaurice. I’m glad she said this. I think more people need to talk about this, to call it out, because I think there’s this assumption that the indie world is full of nice guys who have evolved beyond sexism, which is anything but...