Yelling From the Rooftops: The 10 Best Songs from The Juliana Theory

Yelling From the Rooftops: The 10 Best Songs from The Juliana Theory

I never need a reason to think about The Juliana Theory but their recent reemergence, including a pair of new singles and an upcoming album of 'reimagined' classics, provides a perfect excuse to talk about them here. More specifically, to talk about the best tracks from a band that was somehow both deeply beloved and [...]

Better Late Than Never: RAZZMATAZZ by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Better Late Than Never: RAZZMATAZZ by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

One of my favorite annual traditions is writing retrospective pieces about the year (or decade) in music. And then, as soon as I publish my vast and all-encompassing thoughts about dozens of albums, I find a great new piece of music from that year that I’ve never heard before. And which I, therefore, haven't written [...]

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi Was Written Just for Me

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi Was Written Just for Me

I've never met Susanna Clarke, the reclusive British author best known for her massive and wonderful 2004 historical fantasy novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and so she can't knowingly have written her most recent novel, Piranesi, just for me. But it sure feels like she did. Piranesi is an epistolary novel told through the [...]