Book Album Book: Snail Mail, LushJeff T. Johnson
The September edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book column hones in on the warm, lovesick sounds of Snail Mail’s Lush.
A Loneliness That Rings: On Premonitions by Elizabeth SchmuhlAlexandra Naughton
“A dreamy, pastoral world of blackberry blossoms, storms, hungry coyotes, the woods, cut flesh, and flowering bones.” Alexandra Naughton reviews Elizabeth Schmuhl’s Premonitions, newly released from Wayne State University Press.
Ideal Home Noise (16): REYNOLDS, PARAJANOV, SIDIBE, DUVERT, RAUSCHENBERG,Jeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson checks in with his latest edition of Ideal Home Noise, taking a look at Welsh comics artist Chris Reynolds, Criterion’s release of Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, new retrospectives of photographer Malick Sidibe and Robert Rauschenberg, and Tony Duvert’s Atlantic Island.
Book Album Book: La Luz, Floating FeaturesJeff T. Johnson
The third installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book column sidles up alongside Los Angeles four-piece La Luz’s latest album, Floating Features.
Brandon Brown is Arcimboldo! A Review of THE FOUR SEASONSMichael Gottlieb
“kale, grapes, internet wars, water of the Yuba, medical cheeba, Gregg Araki movies, the smell of Alli’s neck and clavicles, a disintegrating leather couch on which I chill, Carly Rae Jepsen…” Michael Gottlieb reviews the latest from Brandon Brown.
After The Storm: On Katie Jean Shinkle’s RuinationBerry Grass
Berry Grass explores the rootgrowth, pareidolia, and post-storm green nightmare of Katie Jean Shinkle’s latest novella.
Book Album Book: Parquet Courts, Wide Awake!Jeff T. Johnson
“No apologies / and fuck Tom Brady,” sings Parquet Courts in the second edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book, this month on the review of their new album Wide Awake!”
Actual Tiny Tigers: A Review of DOUBLE BIRD by Bud SmithJosh Denslow
The unreal melds with the real in Bud Smith’s new collection of short fiction, Double Bird. Josh Denslow reviews.
No One is There: A Review of Tongo Eisen-Martin’s Heaven is All GoodbyesEmily Liebowitz
Emily Sieu Liebowitz reviews Tongo Eisen-Martin’s latest collection of poems, Heaven is All Goodbyes.
Book Album Book: Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really FeelJeff T. Johnson
Introducing: Book Album Book, a new column by Jeff T. Johnson that looks to read albums as cohesive works of literature. This week, Johnson kicks us off with an introduction to the series, followed by a study of Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel.