If you’re in the Bay Area, I hope to see you at my reading tomorrow night with Jordan Okumura (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and Elizabeth Hall (Tarpaulin Sky Press) at Green Apple Books on the Park (1231 9th Avenue, SF).
And if you want to support new independent music, please consider preordering 20 Minute Loop’s forthcoming LP, Songs Praising the Mutant Race. Yes, straight-up analog. (You can get a digital download, too.) The band has been favorably reviewed by NPR’s All Songs Considered and Pitchfork, among other outlets. They’ve been compared to The Pixies and X, but there’s really no one else like them.
Why buy when you can stream your guts out for free online, right? But if we don’t support artists with our actual money, one day the only people who can afford to make music will be multimillionaire auto-tuned dudes who have live tigers at their parties, you know?
Check it out, and see you tomorrow. xo