At the Chicago stop on his Smile! You’re On Camera tour, Vince Staples reinforced what we already knew: Get the fuck off his dick, he’s going to do what he wants.
The Long Beach-born rapper, now known as much for his no b.s. interview responses and acerbic Twitter barbs as he is for his music, performed in front of a stage-width screen with cameras pointed at the audience, a play on both the constantly evolving dynamics of how audiences receive live shows (both Staples’ and more generally), as well as America’s all-seeing surveillance state.
On her new LP Quiet Signs, Jessica Pratt continues to perfect her chilly yet hopeful update of English folk music, and her efforts – this was Pratt’s first album recorded in a proper studio – more than pay off. Quiet, contemplative, chilly, yet supremely comforting, Quiet Signs is Pratt at her very best.
On a new episode of Discologist, we’re discussing this unique artists latest, the future of folk in the modern era, much more.
On the inaugural edition of Discologist, we’re hanging out in the basement one last time with our friend Aaron Abernathy to discus his remarkable, trilogy-capping new album Epilogue, love, faith in the modern era and much, much more.
Change is good friends.
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