• Griffin Plaag

    That is All, That is All

    A Musical Exegesis of Julia Holter’s Aviary

    November 16, 2018
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    I, like many other musically minded people with an at least moderate inclination toward aesthetic observation, have a thing for the city at night. Did that sound pretentious? That’s good; it was meant to. Understanding the appeal of art-pop musician Julia Holter’s meandering and frustratingly abstract discography requires one to put on the cap of […]

    we are marshall?

    reckoning with cat power’s wanderer tour

    September 27, 2018
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    “It’s damned if you don’t and it’s damned if you do,” opines Chan Marshall, frontwoman of indie group Cat Power, over an achingly beautiful electric guitar line and the faint buzz of snare on her classic 1998 album, Moon Pix. Propped in my bed scrolling through concert websites and looking at tickets for Marshall’s upcoming […]