Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

I wrote an essay about Leonard Cohen's "The Stranger Song" for the Poetics of American Song Lyrics anthology (ed. Charlotte Pence), new from the University Press of Mississippi. More info here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Arrange and Johnny Jewel

Two recent Pitchfork pieces I thought came out well: A review of Arrange, a young South Floridian whose music never ceases to bewitch me, and an interview with Johnny Jewel of Chromatics and Glass Candy, demystifying his phenomenal new record as Symmetry.