Blog Profile / The Rumpus Music

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Archived Since:June 10, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Album of the Week: Soccer Mommy’s Clean

“I'd always wanted my music to sound this way, I just didn't have the means before.”

Songs of Our Lives: Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died”

All around me were strangers. All around me were friends. A dark glittering sea of fists. What a terrible, wonderful thing, to be welcomed into this fellowship at last.

Making Sense of the World: A Conversation with Dessa

Dessa discusses her recently released album, Chime, where she stands on the intersection of poetry and performance, and self-care for busy artists.

David Bowie is Visits New York City!

A retrospective exhibition of Bowie's life and work makes its final stop in Brooklyn!

Sound & Vision: Ray Padgett

Allyson McCabe talks with Ron Padgett about his new book, Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music.

Album of the Week: Loma by Loma

"[T]here was an unspoken feeling of urgency, and a sense that a big change was coming for all of us, and I think we all tried to channel that into the work."

Bring on Your Wrecking Balls

A wrecking ball pulled to the top of its arc has as much potential energy as the work enacted against gravity to lift it that high—at that point, it is still, but it has been given meaning.

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Marissa Paternoster Knows That Animals Aren’t Objects

[T]he one thing I wake up next to, that I couldn’t imagine living without, isn’t an object at all. It’s a dog.

Album of the Week: Blood by Rhye

"The past is in your blood, it’s about genetics, it’s about love, your heart."

Album of the Week: Nils Frahm’s All Melody

"ALL MELODY was imagined to be so many things over time and it has been a whole lot, but never exactly what I planned it to be."

Wanted/Needed/Loved: John Linnell’s Sentimental Nimslo

Photos carry our memories, and in their own unique way our cameras do, too.

Album of the Week: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life by tUnE-yArDs

Four years and a new President of the United States since last releasing new music, Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, is back with I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life. tUnE-yArDs’s fourth studio album, out now from 4AD, is also the first to be created in close collaboration with Nate Brenner, Garbus’s longtime artistic partner.

Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he's been working on recently.

Swinging Modern Sounds #85: The Introduction of the Pitch

It seems like it’s the point of this piece to draw attention to the fact that these instruments are wounded; it shouldn’t be something that tries to hide it.

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Perfume Genius’s Winky Boots

Music freed me up in a lot of ways, including helping me to develop a sense of style.

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