LAMB: Gwen Stefani’s Time Bomb

A few weeks ago I was interviewing (love a plug!) pop singer-songwriter Tei Shi about her recent EP Die 4 Ur Love. It's a spiral of delusion and whirling excitement amongst sashaying melodies. During our conversation I asked if she had any specific inspirations—Die 4 Ur Love showcases a vivid, sometimes violent, sometimes whimsical kind … Continue reading LAMB: Gwen Stefani’s Time Bomb

Run It Out


There's something extremely cathartic about songs that crystalize into the momentum of my anxiety. I feel this particular giddiness with "The Difference," the collaboration with Australian producer Flume and magical being Chaz Bear aka Toro Y Moi. It opens with iridescent synths that sound like harp-adjacent chords shattering into icicles of cubic zirconium. There's a … Continue reading Run It Out

Hungry For Ghosts

I recently finished reading the fascinating book Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts by Grafton Tanner. For one, I don't know anything about vaporwave aside from the vibrant neon laser visuals that accompany some album covers. Not only did I learn about the micro-genre's tendency to sample muzak and other mundane sounds in … Continue reading Hungry For Ghosts