Yes, hi. I've been extremely busy for the past several weeks, which is why I haven't been drawing anything. I actually had big art plans for this week, though, but I managed to injure my back doing something extremely mundane and non-strenuous, and I've barely gotten out of bed as a result.
I still plan to catch up with drawing sometime soon, but in the meantime have a small list of music recommendations from July, August, and September.
Destroyer – Poison Season
Easily my album of the year.
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
The best Chelsea Wolfe album to date, much more consistent overall than her earlier work (which I still enjoy).
FKA twigs – M3LL155X EP
I don’t usually list EPs for these things but this one is way too good to pass on.
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Much more accessible (and pop-influenced) than her last album without losing out on any of the weirdness.
The World is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Harmlessness
I’m still sort of on the fence with this one. It’s a bit overdramatic and the lyrics feel awfully straightforward and clumsy compared to Whenever, If Ever, which was one of my absolute favorite records of 2013. It’s worth a listen, but I’m not sure if I love it yet.
Ryan Adams – 1989 cover album
Way better than a Smiths-esque cover of a Taylor Swift album has any right to be.
Ought – Sun Coming Down
Fairly solid followup to a their fairly solid debut.
Windhand – Grief’s Infernal Flower
Absolutely beautiful blend of doom metal and drony folk music, definitely one of my favorite records of the year.
The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn
It’s corny as fuck and I love it.
Deafheaven – New Bermuda
Consistently heavier than Sunbather and every bit as melodic. Basically the opposite direction that anyone expected this album to take.
Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
Under Color of Official Right was probably the best rock album of 2014, The Agent Intellect is probably the best rock album of 2015.
Joined 17 January 2014