MUSIC MONDAY: Emily’s Picks
This week’s playlist is just a small collection of artists I’m psyched to see, along with those I’ve been listening to on repeat for the sake of keeping my sanity in tact. Happy Monday!
1. “Like Real People Do” - Hozier
2. “NEW DORP. NEW YORK” - SBTRKT (feat. Ezra Koenig)
3. “The Perfect Parts” - Shakey Graves
4. “My Silver Lining” - First Aid Kit
5. “My Kind of Man” - Vance Joy
6. “Two of Us on the Run” - Lucius
7. “Turn Up the Radio” - OK Go
8. “Back to the Shack” - Weezer
9. “Memphis” - Milk Carton Kids
10. “Head Underwater” - Jenny Lewis
Sarah Larson talks with the creators of “Serial,” a spinoff of “This American Life” that is currently exploring a conviction with minimal evidence that put a teen-ager in prison for life:
“Koenig wants to find the truth, whatever it is, more for human reasons than for legal ones. The team started producing “Serial” without knowing how it would end; in fact, they still don’t know. … They’ve figured out plenty, but what is the whole truth? And how do you know when you’ve found it? Can it even be found?”
Photograph courtesy “Serial”
We’ve been listening to the first few episodes of “Serial,” and it seems like a fascinating look at the place and narrative of human life—produced with all the experience and talent of TAL behind it.
WOMAN’S HOUR MADE A NEW VIDEO IN THEIR OLD SCHOOL
When we were told, sometime last month, that FIona Burgess of alt-pop four-piece Woman’s Hour was set to direct their next video in a secondary school, we didn’t really know what to think. But this is great on so many levels.
In Stillness We Remain was shot at Queen Katherine School in Kendal, which Fiona and bandmates Will Burgess and Nicholas Graves all attended. The awkward teen dancing is both cringe-worthy and endearing, and it’s got a nice sleek and simplistic aesthetic that seems nothing whatsoever like our memories of secondary school.