Posts by: Erin Lyndal Martin

The Possible Absence of a Future: Talking with Jorie Graham

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Jorie Graham discusses her latest collection, Fast, the terrifying destruction of our planet, a happy formal accident, and how to live in times of world crisis.

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The Rumpus Interview with Owen Pallett

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Canadian musician Owen Pallett talks Tori Amos, perfectionism, percussion, and dark head spaces with Erin Lyndal Martin.

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THE RUMPUS INTERVIEW WITH ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER

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When Eleanor Friedberger (one half of The Fiery Furnaces) penned her solo debut, Last Summer, she didn’t show it to anyone until it was finished. Now that she has released her follow-up, Personal Record, she has learned the value of enlisting the help of others, including singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. But collaboration didn’t diminish Friedberger’s […]

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Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for ‘Hooliganism’

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Today in a Russian court, three members (Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30)  of the all-female Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism.” (For those unfamiliar with the story, here is a round-up of links that we published last week.) The trio had been facing up […]

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Melaena Cadiz on her “Hometown”

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Featuring a slide guitarist that used to tour with Dylan for his Rolling Thunder Revue, Melaena Cadiz minces no words in her new song, “Hometown.” Featuring a rhythm sometimes reminiscent of “Me and Bobby McGee,” the song is an infectious and immaculately penned plea for salvation.  “Hometown” appears on Cadiz’s forthcoming record, Deep Below Heaven. Catch […]

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