The Shins' Chutes Too Narrow and the band's brush with zeitgeist: Print story featuring interviews with James Mercer, Phil Ek, Stuart Meyer, and Jesse Ledoux. MAGNET, Issue No. 111
On Chromeo's White Women. Paste Magazine, May 13, 2014.
On The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream. Paste Magazine, March 18, 2014.
On St. Vincent's St. Vincent. Paste Magazine, February 25, 2014.
Endless Charade: Learning to love DIIV. Nashville Scene, July 17, 2014.
Discovery: Courtney Barnett. Interview Magazine, April 9, 2014.
Mac DeMarco: Blue is the Warmest Color. Paste Magazine, March 31, 2014.
Critics' Pick: Katy Perry at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville Scene, June 27, 2014.
Pop is Prologue: Dum Dum Girls are adept at re-creating the past, personal as it may be. Nashville Scene, March 13, 2014.
Empathetic Outsider: Damien Jurado continues nurturing outré characters on Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Paste Magazine, January 21, 2014.
On Phantogram's Voices. Paste Magazine, February 18, 2014.
After a Boom-and-Bust Hype Cycle, The Rapture Get Spiritual. The Atlantic, September 8, 2011.
Of Flora and Fauna: On Stranger, Austin's Balmorhea charts vibrant new territory. MAGNET, Issue No. 92.
Track of the Day: Wild Cub's "Thunder Clatter." The Atlantic, January 22, 2014.
Track of the Day: Balmorhea's "Heir I." The Atlantic, August 6, 2014.
Track of the Day (Premiere): Phantogram's "Bill Murray." The Atlantic, February 4, 2014.
Track of the Day: Sleigh Bells' "Bitter Rivals." The Atlantic, September 16, 2013.
Track of the Day: Deerhunter's "Monomania." The Atlantic, April 23, 2013.
On Jensen Sportag's Stealth of Days. Nashville Scene, November 12, 2013.
Between 2011 and 2013, I edited and contributed to a blog for Vanderbilt University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Click here if reading dispatches on Nashville, academics, and related topics (written with young prospective students in mind) sounds like a nice diversion.
© Ryan Scott Burleson