Vogue profiled PJ Harvey.
Harvey is keenly aware of how fashion has shaped her career visually and on stage. But it’s also part and parcel with how she’s grown to view her creative output more generally over the past few years: as something borderless and freeing. “The older I get, the more I stop trying to compartmentalize things, and actually realize that I’m just an artist that makes things, and sometimes the things that I make crossover into each other,” she says. “I’m learning to just let that happen more than try to control it now.”
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This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared a summer playlist as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.
Sparks played a Tiny Desk Concert.
Stream a new song by MJ Lenderman.
Nicole Flattery discussed her debut novel with Shondaland.
Paste shared two clips from the documentary Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd.
Stream a new song by Slowdive.
Shahd Alshammari recommended books to carry with you in sickness and in health at Electric Literature.
PopMatters recommended contemporary books that blend music and personal narrative.
Stream a new song by beabadobee.
Ruth Madievsky discussed her debut novel with Interview.
Pitchfork remembered Jane Birkin in seven songs.
Writing teenagers was a lot of fun because I felt less of a need to rein in their reactions or downplay their intensity. Teenagers can be more idealistic and changeable and intense than adult characters and still feel authentic on the page, and I loved that . . .
Stream a new song by Squirrel Flower.
Full Stop interviewed poet Zoe Tuck.
Belinda Carlisle recalled touring with the Go-Go’s at SPIN.
Stream a new song by Great Grandpa’s Al Menne.
Rebecca Ackerman pondered the rise in Big Tech worker class novels at Esquire.
NME interviewed Georgia.
The Nation shared new writing by Jeet Heer.
Stream a new song by Mali Velasquez.
Stream a new song by Molly Burch.
Stream a new song by Sea Lemon.
Emergency Group shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.
Juliana Hatfield covered ELO’s “Can’t get It Out of My Head.”
Stream a new song by Anastasia Coope.
Stream a new song by Double Wish.
The Quietus profiled the band Oxbow.
Stream a new song by Kitba.