Though built on a foundation of murky and despairing emotions, the album does not—and will not—get eaten alive by this ill-willed darkness. Instead, Puberty 2 emerges with a sense of clarity for the listener. A gripping and reaching for a feeling of being grounded in some littler things in life, some gentleness, and some idea of a meaningful existence. Puberty 2 unabashedly screams, shouts, and aches against loose rhythms and fuzzy guitars, but then ultimately soothes. Today, Mitski will wear her white button-down.
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Melisma Magazine covered this year’s SXSW Music festival, and it was equal parts blissful, stressful, and overwhelming. At the end of this article is a recap of our favorite artists at SXSW this year.
I think the most formative moment was hearing David Berman say, “All my favorite singers couldn’t sing” in the Silver Jews song “We Are Real.” I was like, “You know what? It doesn’t matter how well a line in a song I’m writing is delivered, it matters what I’m saying.” I like to think of my songs as poems above anything else, so it was important for me to hear that so I could move forward with confidence.
For a band that describes their influences as including everything from “bottles of cheap red wine” to Kurt Vonnegut novels, A Giant Dog is elusive to definition—which, I’m sure, is the point.
“This guy, he’s like an artistic genius who’s always about to lose it, you know, like go nuts, but then always has it together,” said the hyped-and-sweaty kid behind me […]
“I like playing shows, mostly because that’s the one space in my life where I feel like I can do pretty much anything and not feel like, “oops!” Because there are very little mistakes you could make. Just be there to have conversations and learn things. I love feeling like anything can happen.”
This past February, Nap Eyes released their second album Thought Rock Fish Scale. It was was recorded in May 2014 on the Nova Scotia coast within four days. Nigel Chapman, […]