Lukewarm Questions is a recurring feature wherein musicians are invited to construct their own interviews by selecting the questions that they would like to answer. While my rational self knows that I only started listening to Amaryah Shaye's music this year after finding her EP, My Mother's House, at the bottom of a Bandcamp rabbit… Continue reading lukewarm questions: amaryah shaye
It is very difficult to write the introduction to a musician feature without being pretentious, but Charlie of No Home pushes me to try harder. When we spoke over Zoom a month ago, we discussed the double-edged sword that is the word “authenticity” as a qualifier of one’s art. Nevertheless, I have been writing and… Continue reading feature: no home
Lukewarm Questions is a recurring feature wherein musicians are invited to construct their own interviews by selecting the questions that they would like to answer. When I think about Magazine Beach, I think about being eleven and hearing Riot by Paramore for the first time. I think about shows in cramped, dark spaces brightened by… Continue reading lukewarm questions: magazine beach
Lukewarm Questions is a recurring feature wherein independent artists are invited to construct their own interviews by selecting the questions that they would like to answer. I've always loved the word drift. It has an onomatopoetic quality, the short vowel sound giving way to the effortless final consonants. When I listen to the music of… Continue reading lukewarm questions: a mess.
On the second-to-last day of 2020, I had the immense pleasure of speaking to Senseless Optimism, or SO. She was funny, incisive, and patient with me despite my plainly amateur interviewing skills. Throughout the six songs that comprise Dreamland Demos, SO crystallizes the mundanity of pain and the immense courage it takes for every person… Continue reading feature: senseless optimism
When I was about thirteen, I wrote the Rilke quote, "a piece of art is good if it is born of necessity" on a Post-It note and stuck it above my bed. It remains there as I write this, flanked by an Andrew Wyeth postcard and a crude illustration of Phoebe Bridgers cut from the… Continue reading 20 EPs from 2020