Notes from Clearwater

by Annie Rosenthal After I graduated high school, I spent the first few weeks of the summer of 2015 walking around the city listening to podcasts, doing some half-hearted job hunting and trying to get gap year plans in order. When my friend Dio emailed me and asked if I’d want to volunteer with her […]


Puberty 2: Mitski and the Growing Pains of Adulthood

by Nicole Mo The first track on Mitski Miyawaki’s new album Puberty 2 opens with just a drum machine playing rapid-fire under restrained vocals. The song builds—pulsing synths, ripples of guitar, and full-throated sax gather to a gorgeous shattering of the constructed stasis. The first 90 seconds of “Happy” is an aural telescope, journeying from a […]