Posts Tagged ‘indie’

Instrumental Expressways: Sufjan Stevens and “The BQE”

Technically, I’ve never seen the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. But while hearing Sufjan Stevens’ new album, an orchestral suite inspired by and named after the ‘BQE’, pictures of the highway instilled in my mind. They look like this: The view from an overpass at night. Cityscape...
October 26th, 2009 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media, Music | Read More

“Dying to Life”: The Mountain Goats’ Mortal Climb

Some people are filled with a loud joy, as if naturally disposed to see the light in life. For others, the road to discovering light is hard-won: they arise to a place of perspective and authenticity–a quiet joy–only through experiencing and witnessing painful descents. John Darnielle, singer/songwriter...
October 12th, 2009 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media, Music | Read More