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.
Wrote about Trio and the Breeders and Free Kitten and Nice As Fuck and a bunch of other dope lady-led supergroups and their actually brief history for Pitchfork.
Carly and I will be joining Crispin Kott and Mike Katz to discuss their new book, Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City at Rough Trade NYC. Come hear us talk about music, New York, and the history between the two. More details here.