Brandon Stosuy

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  • 10 years ago

    Flaubert is singular enough to ditch the first name. When canonical authors get this sandwiched by synecdoche and critical back catalogs, discovering a biography as absorbing and surprising as Frederick Brown's Flaubert is more or less miraculous....

  • 10 years ago

    Billy Downing, guitarist and vocalist for the Human Television, exhibits the ecstatically hushed presence of his band's full-length debut, Look at Who You're Talking To. "Sometimes I'll sit in my room and listen to records for hours or smoke weed,...

  • 10 years ago

    The Brooklyn band Telepathe forge largely improvised guitar gusts, woodsy chirps, wraithlike Björkian harmonies, and powerfully jabbed drums into minimalist baroque. Formed in 2004, the "process-oriented" crew, pronounced "telepathy," regular...

  • 10 years ago

    Dodging Friday's Northsix show to catch Whitehouse's Mr. Mark E. Bean power electronics along with Saturday's scrubbier Knitting Factory crowd should've made good sense, but the fuckers canceled. Still, anyone familiar with the Brits' 25-year reig...

  • 10 years ago

    A friend recently accused me of being "rock qua rock." Sitting here in corpse paint and sipping Jack Daniels, I get what he's saying, but nah, I won't lay down my life for just any guitarmonger. Armed with doom-o-plenty, The Sword, a Sabbathian Au...

  • 10 years ago

    In The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America (1998), Michelle Tea recounts a date that took place on a church fire escape, where she discussed "schizophrenia as a mystical experience" and "how more than being a woman ...


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