psa: we’ve returned from our brief hiatus
there’s a lot packed into this one, from his groundbreaking strides for lgbtq artists, ’70s social norms vs. today’s, the ways androgyny in rock is tied closely to white cis-male privilege…….. and also what “flex” and “zaddy” mean (for tha boomers out there).
so, yeah, a typical episode from us.
I spent the past few months co-directing and producing these videos for Iris.
Between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses increased 471% among women. In the same span, overdoses from synthetic opioids (like Fentanyl) increased 850% in women. This is an alarming epidemic, for sure, but it isn’t a new one, and the face of it in media is often whitewashed, stereotyped, or furthering dangerous stigmas surrounding addiction.
Wrote about some albums I loved a whole lot this year — from Amen Dunes (#11), Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (#6), Parquet Courts (#5), and Janelle Monae (#3) — for Flood Magazine.
“Best Of” lists are so subjective and ranking/comparing art can be so weird. That said, I do love year-end blurb season. I love reading what stood out to other music fiends in an increasingly cluttered landscape and asking myself to consider what I might have missed or what others thought of those albums I played on repeat. Really stoked to be included alongside some great discourse in this entire list.
yooooo my profile of CHAI for Flood Magazine is now online. cool if you like art rock or punk or new wave or riot grrrl or feminism or just, uh, me? you can read it here.