author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore speaking with Allison Francis about “critique as an act of love” for this week’s issue of The Media - they were specifically speaking about Mattilda’s work within radical/queer communities but I think the sentiment is really universally relevant + important to think about/remind yourself of from time to time.
nima - strength
footage from lutz mommartz’s weg zum nachbarn and anziehen
thrilled to be playing with nima 1/1/14 in LA
i like it when ppl call me a singer/songwriter lol
"Apart" - Yohuna
420 love songs premiered a fantastic new song last week, a not unusual occurrence over there. Their post expresses an adoration of Yohuna’s work that I very much share. Revery? Gorgeous. Her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River?” It’ll be on all my Christmas mixes, which I’m sure I’ll get around to making at some point. Then there’s this year’s 4-way split with Emily Reo, MoonLasso, and Brown Bread, which I’ve already gushed about quite a bit.
Let’s talk about “Apart,” though. It’s… well, it’s gorgeous. This song is gentle, moving, and, as fellow contributor Kyle relayed to me, “unbelievably crisp.” You’ll be hard-pressed to find a song more tranquil and soothing than this.
As I post this, snow began to fall outside this window that makes up most of the wall. It’s gorgeous, and timely, and perfect.
- Tyler Hanan
im very very happy to be posting a new yohuna song !!! because i love yohuna and her ‘revery' release was very important to me (it still is!) and her 4 way split with moonlasso, emily reo & brown bread was one of the best things from 2013 (and one of my favorite tapes that i own! ah)
so yeah, considering the two-ish year gap between those two releases, i’m very happy to not be waiting so long to have new music from her again and i’m damn excited to get to include anything of hers here. the song is called ‘apart’ and i’ve been listening to it on repeat for quite a while so i dont know what to really say about it besides that it’s lovely and perfect for listening to on repeat at night while taking a lot of xanax and dreading work and idk.
it comes to me also from the le sigh's zine & tape put together via birdtapes and thats sweet cause they rule and the zine/tape both rule and if youre quick you can probably still buy one via birdtapes so you should probably do that
and listen to this song a whole lot i know i’m going to continue to for a while.
this is also the first time ive ever drafted a post and posted later since i have a job now so hopefully i do that right.
here are the lyrics:
only tell the truth soaked in booze
still wouldn’t call you up and say
if you wanna try it someday i’ll go on and try it like i thought
work the hardest proving you wrong
run furthest in your t-shirt to our favorite songs
make my body hurt like it hurts
i don’t need anything to remember you by
just enough time to think it’s the last time
only tell the truth if you’d lose
really honored have my new song on 420 love songs. i’m in the best damn company. also i’ve gone broke in europe, so i’m moving in with my mom in wisconsin for december and will record all the songs i’ve written in my head here. *disappears*
Pick these up tomorrow!
Buy our first girl power zine and tape!
i have a new song on here
THE LE SIGH’s debut zine has arrived, featuring original work from 12 artists surrounding the theme of “Beginnings”. To celebrate this release, we’re putting out a female-fronted tape compilation and hosting a showcase at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn. Come join us!
be there! <3
THIS IS HAPPENING IN A WEEK!
so stoked to be a part of this