• Julian Towers

    thank god i have a future

    reflecting on reflecting on rapper mac miller’s death

    September 20, 2018
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    The first thing you’re supposed to do is place yourself relative to the death. And since you asked, I remember exactly where I was. Exactly. The collapse of Mac Miller’s body from toxic chemical overdose occurred in precise symmetry with a downward step, as I dropped through the doors of CVS into the sunny afternoon […]

    spring weekend music preview

    a breakdown of the artists’ most recent work

    April 25, 2018
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    Whitney, Light Upon The Lake True facts: Whatever cultural waves are left to be made by rock music, they’re all shooting straight out the lake the next time Lil Pump wants to swerve his jet ski. Pretty inhospitable gig to be the one band playing a trap-heavy Spring Weekend then, right? But if anyone is […]

    sad spring break forever

    XXXTentacion gives us more questions to answer

    March 22, 2018
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    I probably just don’t understand politics, so feel free to email my editor, but dating back to Marx or whoever started it, the quest to formulate a single, radical theory of art hasn’t done much more than unify a bunch of contradictory ideologies. Like, for example, how can so many people be functionalists? Take Marcel […]

    Cathartic Trash

    make some space for the godawful justin timberlake album

    February 15, 2018
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    Fun times in post-internet malaise: The big-pop album is not out for another week, in fact, it’s entombed in a mini-USB under Fort Knox, so while you wait, here’s all the disqualifying backlash strung together in a Twitter moment. Excited for Reputation? The roll-out’s been a misread of third-wave feminism. Taylor’s canceled. Younger Now sounds… […]