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theparisreview:

James Wolcott on the scourge of nineties nostalgia: “Mostly a white people’s pastime, nostalgia used to be a pining for an idealized yesteryear, for a prelapsarian world tinted in sepia … the Internet and cable TV have colonized the hive mind and set up carnival pavilions. Now every delight is obtainable and on display at an arcade that never closes … This anxious, ravenous speedup of nostalgia—getting wistful over goodies that never went away—is more than a reflection of the overall acceleration of digital culture, a pathetic sign of our determination to dote on every last shiny souvenir of our prolonged adolescence, and an indictment of our gutless refusal to face the rotten future like Stoic philosophers.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

James Wolcott on the scourge of nineties nostalgia: “Mostly a white people’s pastime, nostalgia used to be a pining for an idealized yesteryear, for a prelapsarian world tinted in sepia … the Internet and cable TV have colonized the hive mind and set up carnival pavilions. Now every delight is obtainable and on display at an arcade that never closes … This anxious, ravenous speedup of nostalgia—getting wistful over goodies that never went away—is more than a reflection of the overall acceleration of digital culture, a pathetic sign of our determination to dote on every last shiny souvenir of our prolonged adolescence, and an indictment of our gutless refusal to face the rotten future like Stoic philosophers.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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MECA, Houston, July 2014

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I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including Visionary XO. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including Visionary XO. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

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I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including this one called TNT. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including this one called TNT. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

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“basically no one has insight into poetry techniques except people who are exercising them.”

Allen Ginsberg, in a letter to John Hollander.

(via wormsobrien)

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perfume—-genius:

NEW ALBUM & TOUR
Perfume Genius will release his new album, ‘Too Bright’, in the UK on September 22nd (23rd ROW). To accompany the release of the album, he’ll be touring later this year - see below for dates.Listen to the incredible first single, ‘Queen’:

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The album tracklisting is as follows:1. I Decline2. Queen3. Fool4. No Good5. My Body6. Don’t Let Them In7. Grid8. Longpig9. I’m A Mother10. Too Bright11. All Along
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NEW TOUR DATES
SEPT26 Sep - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT27 Sep - Hi Dive, Denver CO29 Sep - Riot Room, Kansas City MO30 Sep - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MNOCT1 Oct - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL2 Oct - Magic Stick, Detroit MI4 Oct - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON6 Oct - Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA7 Oct - Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Boorklyn NY8 Oct - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA9 Oct - The Hamilton, Washington DC10 Oct - Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carrboro NC11 Oct - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA13 Oct - Three Links, Dallas TX14 Oct - The Parish, Austin TX16 Oct - Club Congress, Tucson AZ17 Oct - Soda Bar, San Diego CA19 Oct - Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA21 Oct - The Independent, San Francisco CA22 Oct - Harlow’s, Sacremento CA24 Oct - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR25 Oct - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WANOV11 Nov - La Maroquinerie, Paris12 Nov - Exil, Zurich13 Nov - Le Romandie, Lausanne14 Nov - Depot, Leuven16 Nov - Vega, Copenhagen17 Nov - Lido, Berlin18 Nov - Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg19 Nov - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam21 Nov - Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht23 Nov - Caves, Edinburgh24 Nov - The Wardrobe, Leeds25 Nov - Oobleck, Birmingham26 Nov - The Haunt, Brighton27 Nov - Islington Assembly Hall, London

so good y’all

perfume—-genius:

NEW ALBUM & TOUR

Perfume Genius will release his new album, ‘Too Bright’, in the UK on September 22nd (23rd ROW). To accompany the release of the album, he’ll be touring later this year - see below for dates.

Listen to the incredible first single, ‘Queen’:

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The album tracklisting is as follows:

1. I Decline
2. Queen
3. Fool
4. No Good
5. My Body
6. Don’t Let Them In
7. Grid
8. Longpig
9. I’m A Mother
10. Too Bright
11. All Along

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NEW TOUR DATES

SEPT
26 Sep - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
27 Sep - Hi Dive, Denver CO
29 Sep - Riot Room, Kansas City MO
30 Sep - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN

OCT
1 Oct - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
2 Oct - Magic Stick, Detroit MI
4 Oct - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON
6 Oct - Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
7 Oct - Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Boorklyn NY
8 Oct - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
9 Oct - The Hamilton, Washington DC
10 Oct - Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carrboro NC
11 Oct - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
13 Oct - Three Links, Dallas TX
14 Oct - The Parish, Austin TX
16 Oct - Club Congress, Tucson AZ
17 Oct - Soda Bar, San Diego CA
19 Oct - Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA
21 Oct - The Independent, San Francisco CA
22 Oct - Harlow’s, Sacremento CA
24 Oct - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
25 Oct - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA

NOV
11 Nov - La Maroquinerie, Paris
12 Nov - Exil, Zurich
13 Nov - Le Romandie, Lausanne
14 Nov - Depot, Leuven
16 Nov - Vega, Copenhagen
17 Nov - Lido, Berlin
18 Nov - Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg
19 Nov - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
21 Nov - Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht
23 Nov - Caves, Edinburgh
24 Nov - The Wardrobe, Leeds
25 Nov - Oobleck, Birmingham
26 Nov - The Haunt, Brighton
27 Nov - Islington Assembly Hall, London

so good y’all