All posts by Jody Beth

Jody Beth is a freelance writer for The Quietus, Tiny Mix Tapes, and Aux.Out. She has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Southern California and spent some time in culinary school before realizing her relationships with chefs were like oil and water. Her current areas of fascination include 1970s trucker country music, the pop culture of the U.S. Bicentennial, the Great American Songbook, and the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Trivia: she has been a background actor on Parks and Recreation and The Mindy Project. Hear her weekly podcast at jodycast.podomatic.com or read the odds and sods at jodybethrosen.com.
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Owen Pallett – In Conflict Album Review (Domino, 2014)

Pallett takes a deft touch with pastiche; he also syncretizes the academy and the new-music frontier, combining traditional classical instrumentation and the ever-expanding field of synthesizer technology. This meeting-of-minds hearkens back to disco without In Conflict being disco. The strings are made disco classy, a way to get suburbanites into their Saturday night finery and...
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Liars Band Interview (2014) Brooding in Ecstasy With Mess’s Playful Catharsis

Liars’ 2012 full-length, WIXIW, dwelled in doubt and anxiety, pressed against a curtain of murky fragility. Even if one only looks at the cover art for the band’s latest follow-up, Mess — a robust mass of multihued string that looks like the Love Forever Changes hydra head grew dreadlocks — it’s evident that in 2014,...