In our sister print publications this week:
Not a racist album, by any means
Ex-Pedro the Lion David Bazan tells the OC Weekly: "I don't ever see myself pandering."
LA Weekly profiles movie soundtrack badass Lalo Schifrin, who indirectly made Portishead's "Sour Times" a possibility.
In Houston Press, Ben Westhoff gets Geto Boy Big Mike to spill about his criminal past and talk about about moving on.
Village Voice on Titus Andronicus' epic new Civil War album, The Monitor:
Instead, like Sarah Vowell with her history memoirs, Stickles uses the
Civil War as a loose framework for a series of anthemic battle cries
concerned more with self-actualization than mere re-enactment,
addressing both historical concerns and the thoroughly modern perils of
getting fucked up and drinking too much whisky and disappointing your
parents and coping with people telling you that you'll always be a
Tegan and Sara's Sara Quin didn't have to spend Valentine's Day alone, according to SF Weekly.
Finally, the always-prickly Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt plays genre bully in the Riverfront Times: "I have no idea of folk. I was just using other people's [term]. I
think folk is a ridiculous marketing category, and it's based on
racism. I don't endorse it in any way."