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2008 Stories by Jesse Jarnow

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  • The Mountain Goats, Articulately Enraged

    published November 19, 2008

    The platonic version of one of Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle's favorite lyrical strategies is called "Wait for You," released on the... More >>

  • O'Death: The Sound of 1,000 Banjos Overtaking Brooklyn

    published October 29, 2008

    When frontman Greg Jamie pinches his voice throughout O'Death's third album, he's channeling old, weird dudes whose songs might curl and twang... More >>

  • Ecstatic Otherworldliness From the Kasai Allstars

    published September 23, 2008

    From the Democratic Republic of Congo—where in the words of Spin writer Eric Pape, a "culture of corruption, moral decay, and... More >>

  • Tristan Perich: The Tinkerer

    published June 10, 2008

    Tristan Perich's most visible invention, which he carries with him nearly everywhere, is an olive-green, old-school desk phone. Inside, he has... More >>

  • Osorezan's Mimidokodesuka

    published May 20, 2008

    Jim O'Rourke has hardly been silent since decamping to Tokyo in 2005 to pursue film and presumably chillax: His discographical sprawl continues... More >>

  • Elf Power's In a Cave

    published April 1, 2008

    Athens, Georgia's Elf Power are a long-exploited energy concern, burning steadily for nearly 15 years with vaguely mystical and mostly reliable... More >>

  • Fun, Money, Dolphins

    published January 29, 2008

    There is a disclaimer behind the doughnuts and coffee, a large card with small print positioned in the one place that everybody in the drab... More >>

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