Letter to everyone
March 31, 2023

Boygenius share their debut 'The Record'

"Every song on 'The Record' might not knock you on your ass, but the cumulative effect is really something" - Stereogum points out in their Premature Evaluation of Boygenius' debut album. They probably don't like being called a "supergroup", and certainly, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus "sound less like three individual solo artists working together, more like one cohesive whole." Pitchfork gave it 8.2 grade, tagged it Best new music saying how each author "amplifies the other’s songwriting, enriches the detail, and heightens the emotion."

Indie-rock supergroup boygenius - the trio of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus - performed at the baggage claim area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, upon arriving in the city for their SXSW set, Stereogum reports. In two weeks, they’ll release their debut album 'The Record'.

"I’ve been thinking about the idea of queer joy so much, because any kind of advocacy with anything that’s going on, any marginalized community, usually the advocacy is rooted in righteous anger or grieving. It’s actually so radical to express joy in the face of a world that writ large does not want you to have it. So, now I love Pride" - queer songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker says in Slate podcast. She also talks about how she chooses to perform queerness or not perform it, and other themes.

Boys and girls geniuses
February 04, 2021

Best new songs today: Julien Baker, The Lasso, Miss Grit

Miss Grit

Miss Grit releases noise-y and club-y 'Grow Up To'; a nice touch on 'Sixers' - hip-hop producer Old City samples Black Flag; one jazz great Alan Braufman gets remixed by one other jazz great - Angel Bat Dawid, on 'Sunrise'; Death From Above 1979 just play some rawk on 'One + One'; Julien Baker is joined by her boygenius bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus on 'Favor'; producer Adrian Younge shared a moving/disturbing 'American Negro'; hip-hop producer The Lasso of Small Bills shares the collaboration with Hemlock Ernst of Future Islands - 'Will We Be Us Again'.

A star is being born...
January 15, 2021

A great video for a beautiful new Julien Baker song

Julien Baker has shared an animated music video for her new single 'Hardline', coming out on album 'Little Oblivions' end of February. The stop-motion video was created by Joe Baughman who said he spent 600 hours making it - "a fun and ambitious challenge creating something that could accompany such a compelling song".