BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
Music brings people together. Communities are created and fostered through melodies, which is why it’s important to promote excellent work by musicians both popular and obscure from all over the world. As a music lover myself, I’m always searching for new music (regardless of when it was released).
Here are three of my picks for this week:
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Forgotten Graves
The shoegaze band released a two-song single/EP and it doesn’t disappoint.
The Slackers - Wrongful Suspicion
Iconic ska punk band, The Slackers, released a two-song single that you don’t want to miss.
Holly Golightly - Do the Get Along
Golightly released a new album this year and it’s absolutely delightful. It brings her crisp, retro sound back with dazzling lyrics. My favorite: “Satan Is His Name.”
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente