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.
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.
We sat down with Seattle’s Tangerine to talk about Sofia Coppola, The Strokes, K-Pop, and changing perceptions in music.
“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.”
Arthur Ashin is tired of sub-genres and internet buzz phrases.
We supercharged our senses and elevated our consciousness
Josh and Raky of You Won’t can both throw a wiffle ball hard enough to really hurt you.
An interview with the synthpop band of recent college grads as they’re finishing up their first headlining tour.