Bandcamp Daily profiled ANHONI.
“The saddest part of the disease that we’re all experiencing right now is this terrible burden of alienation that’s many thousands of years old,” ANOHNI says. “Can we even create the conditions in our own imaginations to conceive of the possibility of doing something different, of being different in relationship to this self-authored apocalypse that we’re hurtling towards?”
This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared an anniversary playlist (of songs from the past year) as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.
The New York Times previewed August’s most anticipated books.
Stream a new Grimes song.
Joe Milan, Jr. recommended novels that explore the experiences of Asian American men at Electric Literature.
The Current shared a video of a recent performance by Margaret Glaspy.
The Creative Independent interviewed author Jennifer Lewis.
Slaughter Beach, Dog and Craig Finn covered Neil Young’s “Barstool Blues.”
Molly Templeton examined the state of the literary internet at Tor.com.
Broup Rhoda’s Mara Barenbaum discussed her discography with Bandcamp Daily.
Mara Barenbaum (aka Group Rhoda) was initially drawn to electronic music for its boundless potential to connect. “While it easily permits something that can feel dissociative, it can also become immeasurable in its ability to communicate and transmit [and] to be more explorative and open to interpretation,” she says. “Then, of course, there is the environment and context, which has an influence on those who shape the work.”
Our Culture interviewed the Clientele’s Alasdair MacLean.
I don’t want to sound too much like a therapist, but all I know is that that’s where the songs tend to come from, that hypnagogic state. And then an image comes from somewhere, and the song starts to adhere itself to it. And then maybe, if there’s two or three images, they can work in harmony with each other, and those are the more interesting songs
Stream the trailer for the new documentary, Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind.
Beach Fossils covered Disclosure & Sam Smith’s “Latch.”
David Holmes discussed producing Sinéad O’Connor’s final album with the Guardian.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared new fiction by Adelaide Faith.
Stream a new Sinai Vessel song.