Click on each publication’s title for a sampling of my work for each, or find a full list of all my published writing below. For clips of my non-journalistic work, reach out to me via my Contact page. For my newsletter Paint the Black Hole Blacker, subscribe here.

Official artist bios, album one-sheets, and professional bios

Suburban Living How to Be Human artist bio (February 2020)

Crisman Crisman artist bio (January 2020)

Starberry “Floaties” artist bio (May 2019)

Caroline Shadood professional bio (February 2019)

TEEN Good Fruit artist bio and one-sheet (November 2018)

Game Genie Sokolov Insert Disk 02 artist bio (November 2018)

Non-music writing

We Need to Occupy the Streets If Trump Claims Victory (October 2020, for 215 People’s Alliance, a Philly group that I organize with)

Head writer at SCS Creative – samples available upon request


Inside the Crazy World of Perfume Genius’ Newsletter” (October 2021)


NNAMDÏ: Are You Happy EP review (December 2021)

Lotic: Water review (December 2021)

Mandy, Indiana: EP review (November 2021)

Ada Lea: one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden review (October 2021)

Morly: ‘Til I Start Speaking review (August 2021)

Babehoven: Nastavi, Calliope review (July 2021)

SPELLLING Embraces Death and Strings on the Orchestral “Little Deer”” (April 2021)

MTV News

The Prying Eyes of Snail Mail’s Valentine” (November 2021)

Indigo de Souza Is Just Being Honest” (August 2021)

Lucy Dacus Captures Memory on a Musical Home Video” (June 2021)

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Survived Grief. Now She Can Do Anything” (June 2021)

On Ignorance, The Weather Station Finds the Rhythm in Disconnection” (February 2021)

On Silver Tongue, Torres Is Finally Herself” (January 2020)

How Laetitia Tamko Found Vagabon in Herself” (October 2019)

The Creative Independent

Musician Taylor Vick on finding inspiration in solitude and community” (November 2021)

Writer Dan Ozzi on finding your audience” (October 2021)

Musician and visual artist Jess Viscius on staying true to yourself across all your creative outlets” (October 2021)

Musician Erin Birgy on how friendship fits into the creative process” (August 2021)

Paste Magazine

Lala Lala Falls in Love with Finding Herself on I Want the Door to Open” (October 2021)

Low Find Stability in Turmoil on HEY WHAT” (September 2021)

Water from Your Eyes Are Peaking on Structure” (August 2021)

Anika Simplifies the Complex on Change” (July 2021)

Rostam’s Restraint Is Both Friend and Foe on Changephobia” (June 2021)

“The Best Albums of 1991” (Primal Scream’s Screamadelica blurb) (May 2021)

Squid’s Paranoia Is Palpable On the Chaotic but Refined Bright Green Field” (May 2021)

Dawn Richard Leaps and Retreads on Second Line” (April 2021)

“The Best Albums of 2001” (Radiohead’s Amnesiac blurb) (April 2021)

Dry Cleaning Turn Nonsense into Truth on the Fantastic New Long Leg” (April 2021)

serpentwithfeet Gorgeously Centers Black Queer Joy and Love on DEACON” (March 2021)

Psymon Spine Hit New Pop Highs on Charismatic Megafauna” (February 2021)

Black Country, New Road’s For the first time Isn’t Their First Rodeo” (February 2021)

Arlo Parks Gives New Meaning to “Wise Beyond Her Years”” (January 2021)

“The 25 Best EPs of 2020” (India Jordan, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin blurbs) (December 2020)

“The 50 Best Songs of 2020” (The Weather Station blurb) (December 2020)

Fana Hues Sees All Sides of Heartbreak on Hues” (December 2020)

Shygirl’s Swagger Is Persistent but Nuanced on ALIAS” (November 2020)

Dirty Projectors Rotate Roles on the Slightly Spotty 5EPs” (November 2020)

Ela Minus Seeks Revolution Through Community on acts of rebellion” (October 2020)

“The 40 Best Debut Album Openers of All Time” (PJ Harvey, Sade blurbs) (September 2020)

Tim Heidecker Laughs and Laments on Fear of Death” (September 2020)

Kelly Lee Owens Masters the Dream Pop-Techno Divide on Inner Song” (August 2020)

“The 25 Best Dream Pop Albums of All Time” (Cocteau Twins’ Heaven or Las Vegas blurb) (August 2020)

Madeline Kenney Finds Joy—and Trepidation—on Sucker’s Lunch” (July 2020)

Arca Has the Absolute Most Fun on KiCk i” (June 2020)

“The 20 Best Phoebe Bridgers Songs” (Intro and six song blurbs) (June 2020)

“The 25 Best Songs of 2020 (So Far)” (Kelly Lee Owens blurb) (June 2020)

Perfume Genius Gloriously Loses Control On Set My Heart On Fire Immediately” (May 2020)

The Strokes Are Distracted and Determined on The New Abnormal” (April 2020)

Cable Ties Aren’t Your Dad’s Political Punk Band” (March 2020)

Sorry Party Like Rock Stars on 925” (March 2020)

Half Waif Scales Back on The Caretaker” (March 2020)

Kevin Krauter Confronts His Sexuality Against a Midwestern Backdrop” (March 2020)

Soccer Mommy’s color theory Is an Indie Rock Landmark” (February 2020)

Grimes’ Miss_Anthropocene Veers on Incoherent” (February 2020)

Katie Gately Finds a Novel Approach to Documenting Grief” (February 2020)

Okay Kaya’s Watch This Liquid Pour Itself Is a Laugh-Out-Loud Masterpiece” (January 2020)

Σtella Makes a Break for It” (January 2020)

On Seeking Thrills, Georgia Continues to Work the Dancefloor” (January 2020)

No Album Left Behind: Sui Zhen’s Losing, Linda” (December 2019)

The 20 Best New Artists of 2019″ (Sir Babygirl, SASAMI blurbs) (December 2019)

KAYTRANADA’s BUBBA Is Quietly Queer” (December 2019)

“The 23 Best Music Videos of 2019” (Charli XCX/Christine and the Queens, Stella Donnelly blurbs) (December 2019)

No Album Left Behind: KAINA’s Next to The Sun” (December 2019)

“The 50 Best Songs of 2019” (Cate Le Bon, Solange, FKA twigs blurbs) (December 2019)

“The 25 Best Music Videos of the 2010s” (FKA twigs “Two Weeks” blurb) (November 2019)

“The 20 Best Live Acts of the 2010s” (St. Vincent blurb) (November 2019)

On MAGDALENE, FKA twigs Comes Down to Earth” (November 2019)

Kate Davis Makes Clever Rock Music for Millennials” (November 2019)

“The 30 Best Pop Albums of the 2010s” (Empress Of ‘Me’ blurb) (November 2019)

The Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox Collaborative EP Is Unpredictable” (November 2019)

“The 30 Best Cover Songs of the 2010s” (Chromatics “Into the Black” blurb) (October 2019)

“The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s” (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Sky Ferreira, SZA blurbs) (October 2019)

Common Holly’s Devilish Sophomore Album Is a Playground of Trauma” (October 2019)

The 15 Best Angel Olsen Songs: “High & Wild,” “Lights Out,” “Heart Shaped Face,” “Lark”” (October 2019)

Angel Olsen’s Unparalleled All Mirrors is a Missive Against Destructive People” (October 2019)

Brittany Howard’s Remarkable Solo Debut Erases Genre” (September 2019)

Charli Is Next Level” (September 2019)

On Means to Me, Long Beard Sounds Newly Pristine” (September 2019)

(Sandy) Alex G’s House of Sugar Is Suspended in Time” (September 2019)

At the Party With My Brown Friends is Black Belt Eagle Scout’s Ode to Friendships” (August 2019)

Kllo: Backwater Review” (October 2017)

St. Vincent: MASSEDUCTION Review” (October 2017)

Omni: Multi-task Review” (September 2017)

The Districts: Popular Manipulations Review” (August 2017)

This Is The Kit: Moonshine Freeze Review” (July 2017)

Lapalux: Ruinism Review” (June 2017)

Sóley: Endless Summer Review” (May 2017)

Michelle Branch: Hopeless Romantic Review” (April 2017)

10 Great Bands with All-Caps, No-Vowel Names“ (May 2016)

FLOOD Magazine

In Conversation: Hana Vu on the Metaphors and Metamorphosis of “Public Storage”” (November 2021)

St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy at 10: How Annie Clark Brought Life to Not Feeling Alive” (September 2021)

“The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)” (The Armed, St. Vincent blurbs) (July 2021)

Mykki Blanco Is Here To Stay” (June 2021)

SOPHIE’s Loss Is Devastating for Pop Music, LGBTQ+ Culture, and Everything Between” (February 2021)

The Most Surprising Collaborations of 2020” (December 2020)

“The Best Songs of 2020” (Romy, Perfume Genius blurbs) (December 2020)

“The Best Albums of 2020” (Eartheater blurb) (December 2020)

Jesse Kivel’s Guide To Los Angeles Via the Landmarks of Infinite Jess” (November 2020)

Knot on Returning to Music and Living an Explicitly Political Life” (October 2020, print and online)

On Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, PJ Harvey Accidentally Predicted America” (October 2020)

Sooper Records Gives Back to Chicago” (October 2020, print and online)

“The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)” (Fiona Apple, Rina Sawayama blurbs) (June 2020)

How Artists Are Making Some of the Year’s Best Music Videos in Quarantine” (June 2020)

IDK, RMR, Warner Records Executives, and Partners Discuss the Music Industry Fight for Black Lives” (June 2020)

Caroline Rose Is (Carefully) Becoming a Superstar” (March 2020)

Don’t Worry, U.S. Girls Is Still an Anti-Capitalist Project” (March 2020)

Caribou’s Dan Snaith: the Family Man Surrounded By Change” (February 2020)

Digital Cover Story: “Best Coast: Feeling OK for the First Time” (February 2020)

“The Best Songs of 2019” (Clairo blurb) (December 2019)

“The Best Albums of 2019” (SASAMI, FKA twigs blurbs) (December 2019)

With Three Reissues, Deerhoof Is Challenging Their Own Critical Narratives” (November 2019)

Shepard Fairey Is Here To Stay” (November 2019)

House of Vans Mastered the Free Show” (October 2019)

Omni Is as Retro as Ever in Their “Courtesy Call” Video” (October 2019)

For New Deal 1990, Andy Howell Gets A Little Help From His Friends” (September 2019)

On ‘The Practice of Love,’ Jenny Hval Reaches Out” (September 2019)

The WORLDZ Interview: Red Light EVP and New Era Managing Partner Matt Ringel” (September 2019)

The WORLDZ Interview: Bandsintown CEO and Co-Founder Fabrice Sergent” (August 2019)

Blanck Mass Doesn’t Want To Sell You Anything” (August 2019)

With “Dolphine,” Mega Bog Uses the Surreal to Reflect On Death” (June 2019)

Weyes Blood Isn’t Afraid of Climate Change” (June 2019, print and online)

“The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)” (Cate Le Bon, SASAMI, Stella Donnelly, Weyes Blood blurbs) (June 2019)

Cate Le Bon Finds Reward in Isolation (And Woodworking)” (May 2019, online; June 2019, abridged version in digital Passion Issue #2, pages 6-7)

Pile Goes Full-Time” (May 2019)

SASAMI Is a New Artist, But You’ve Heard Her Before” (March 2019)

Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy Is Always Learning” (February 2019)

Elena Tonra, Alone but Not Lonely” (November 2018)

Kero Kero Bonito Are Doing Whatever They Want” (October 2018)

Nothing Can Crack Forth Wanderers” (April 2018)

Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens” (April 2017)

PREMIERE: Vanbot Traverses ‘Siberia’ Via Ambient Electronica On Her Third LP” (April 2017)

Breaking: Mozart’s Sister” (February 2017)

The A.V. Club

Avant-pop artist Arca undercuts her musical impact by piling on too much at once” (December 2021)

The best albums of 2020: The ballots” (December 2020)

“The 20 best albums of 2020” (Rina Sawayama, Chloe x Halle blurbs) (December 2020)

Moses Sumney’s ambitious Grae destroys binaries from within” (May 2020)

Moses Sumney: græ: Part 1 (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature) (February 2020)

Tame Impala has nothing left to hide behind on The Slow Rush” (February 2020)

Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature) (January 2020)

Caroline Rose: “Feel the Way I Want” (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature) (January 2020)

The best albums of 2019: The ballots” (December 2019)

“The 20 best albums of 2019” (Angel Olsen, Cate Le Bon blurbs) (December 2019)

Lido Pimienta: “No Pude” (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature) (December 2019)

HAAi: ‘Systems Up, Windows Down’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (November 2019)

“The 50 best albums of the 2010s” (Weyes Blood, Courtney Barnett, and FKA twigs blurbs) (November 2019)

Moor Mother: ‘Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (November 2019)

Carla dal Forno: ‘Look Up Sharp’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (October 2019)

Shura: ‘forevher’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (August 2019)

Marika Hackman: ‘Any Human Friend’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (August 2019)

Angel Olsen: “All Mirrors” (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (August 2019)

“The best music of 2019 so far” (Jamila Woods blurb) (June 2019)

black midi: ‘Schlagenheim’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (June 2019)

Crumb: ‘Jinx’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (June 2019)

Jai Paul: “He” (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (June 2019)

FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (April 2019)

Priests: ‘The Seduction of Kansas’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (April 2019)

Nilüfer Yanya: ‘Miss Universe’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (March 2019)

Boy Harsher: ‘Careful’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (February 2019)

Sneaks: ‘Highway Hypnosis’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (January 2019)

Georgia Anne Muldrow: ‘Overload’ (for The A.V. Club’s weekly A-Sides feature)” (October 2018)

Interview Magazine

Frances Quinlan on Her Favorite Paintings (and Two of Her Own)” (February 2020)

Bandcamp Daily

Album of the Day: Porridge Radio, Every Bad” (March 2020)

Album of the Day: En Attendant Ana, Juillet” (January 2020)

On “What Would the Odd Do?” Guerilla Toss Bid Farewell to Addiction” (October 2019)

Julia Jacklin’s Latest LP Tackles Growth, Love, and Wanting to Be Alone” (February 2019)

Hidden Gems: Shh…Diam!, “Eat Your Local Fruits”” (February 2019)

Chicago’s Futurehood Elevates Queer and Trans Artists of Color” (November 2018)

On the Blissful Pop of “Perfect Shapes,” Madeline Kenney Breaks Free of Her Past” (October 2018)

Album of the Day: BODEGA, Endless Scroll” (July 2018)

Album of the Day: Beach House, 7” (May 2018)


How Sounds Australia Is Paving Global Paths for Australian Artists” (June 2019)

Face Saving Tips for Turning Negative Reviews Into Box Office Sales” (February 2020)

How To Make Sure The Acts You Book Aren’t Problematic” (January 2020)

How to Play Music on Your Venue’s PA (Without Getting Sued)” (November 2019)

An Overview of Ticket Resale Then, Now, and Soon” (November 2019)

Prioritizing Accessibility: Giving Everyone the Best Seat in the House” (October 2019)

How to Involve Radio in Your Promotional Strategy” (September 2019)

Under the Radar Magazine

St. Vincent – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of ‘Actor’” (May 2019)

Boygenius: A Triangle of Trust” (Issue 65 Cover Story, March 2019)

Sharon Van Etten and Nilüfer Yanya at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, February 7, 2019” (February 2019)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 13 (“Pandemonium”)” (January 2019)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 12 (“Chidi Sees The Time-Knife”)” (January 2019)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 11 (“The Book of Dougs”)” (January 2019)

“Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2018” (Mitski, U.S. Girls blurbs) (December 2018)

Flasher and Public Practice at St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY, December 7, 2018” (December 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 10 (“Janet(s)”)” (December 2018)

(Sandy) Alex G and Half Waif at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, November 16, 2018” (December 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 9 (“Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By”)” (November 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 8 (“The Worst Possible Use of Free Will”)” (November 2018)

Mitski at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, October 19, 2018” (November 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 7 (“A Fractured Inheritance”)” (November 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 6 (“The Ballad of Donkey Doug”)” (October 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 5 (“Jeremy Bearimy”)” (October 2018)

The Good Place Season 4, Episode 4 (“The Snowplow”)” (October 2018)

Alvvays, Snail Mail, and Hatchie at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, September 29, 2018” (October 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episode 3 (“The Brainy Bunch”)” (October 2018)

The Good Place Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2 (“Everything Is Bonzer!”)” (September 2018)

Marissa Nadler: For My Crimes” (September 2018)

Black Belt Eagle Scout: Mother of My Children” (September 2018)

serpentwithfeet: Tracing Roots” (August 2018, print; November 2018, online)

Hatchie: Patience and Love” (August 2018, print; November 2018, online)

Tirzah: Devotion” (August 2018)

Campdogzz: In Rounds” (August 2018, print and online)

Jay Som at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on July 28, 2018” (July 2018)

Hana Vu: How Many Times Have You Driven By EP” (July 2018, print and online)

SOPHIE at Ladyland in Brooklyn, NY on June 22, 2018” (July 2018)

Moses Sumney at Public Arts in New York, NY on June 3, 2018” (June 2018)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Brooklyn Steel on April 25, 2018” (May 2018)

Middle Kids: Lost Friends” (May 2018, print and online)

U.S. Girls on ‘In a Poem Unlimited’: Smashing the Patriarchy, Together” (April 2018, website and digital magazine)

Hop Along on ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’: Restraint Abounds” (April 2018)

Loma on Their Self-Titled Debut Album: Journeys Through Nature“ (April 2018, website and digital magazine)

Soccer Mommy: Clean” (March 2018, print and online)

El Perro Del Mar: We Are History” (February 2018, print and online)

Lionlimb: Tape Recorder” (February 2018)

Vinyl Me, Please

The 10 Best Brainfeeder Albums To Own On Vinyl” (November 2018)

The 10 Best Björk Albums To Own On Vinyl” (August 2018)


Sir Babygirl Is a Gender Non-Conforming Pop Music Icon” (November 2018)

FACT Magazine

Channel Tres’ blend of G-Funk and minimal house is the rap risk we’ve been waiting for” (August 2018)

Lotic on tearing gender apart to make Power, their best music yet” (July 2018)

DIY Magazine

Album Review: Lucy Dacus – Historian” (March 2018)

Album Review: The Soft Moon – Criminal” (February 2018)

Magnetic Magazine

“Interview: Daniel Avery on Why He Couldn’t Repeat ‘Drone Logic’ and Art as a Self-Care, A Grand Uniter” (April 2018)

Nordic Spotlight

A full archive of my blogging during my time as Nordic Spotlight’s managing editor is available here.

Echo Echo Wine Blog

Album Review: Cross Record’s Third Album Is A Morbid Trove Of Experiments” (August 2019)


REVIEW: Ava Luna – Moon 2” (September 2018)

VIDEO PREMIERE: Why Bonnie – Stereo” (August 2018)


On Lavender, Half Waif Is Done Holding Back” (April 2018)

Throw The Dice and Play Nice

Musicians, platforms, and the power to make a major progression (Guest Post)“ (January 2017)

Saline – “Knee Socks” | Post-Trash Premiere“ (March 2018)

Cloud – “Two Hands Bound” | Post-Trash Premiere“ (February 2018)

Water from Your Eyes – “All a Dance” | Album Review“ (January 2018)

Post-Trash’s Best of 2017 | The Year In Review“ (December 2017)
Wrote about Priests, (Sandy) Alex G, Big Thief, Alvvays, Protomartyr, Zula

Bruiser Queen – “Sugar High” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere” (October 2017)

Weaves – “Wide Open” | Album Review” (October 2017)

Zula – “6 Passes” | Album Review” (October 2017)

Shilpa Ray – “Door Girl” | Album Review“ (October 2017)

SALES Talks DIY Publicity, Touring, Ethos, and More | Feature Interview” (September 2017)

Do Pas O – “Join The Fucking Drum Circle” | Album Review“ (August 2017)

Del Sur – “Palm Lines” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (August 2017)

Pine Barons – “The Acchin Book” LP | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (August 2017)

Morus Alba – “Human Resources” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (July 2017)

Guerilla Toss – “GT ULTRA” | Album Review“ (June 2017)

Tinkerbelles – “Ashtrays at Graceland | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere” (June 2017)

Professor Caveman – “Vol. 3” EP | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (May 2017)

Blessed – “II” | Album Review“ (May 2017)

Tough Boy – “I Know Myself” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (April 2017)

Eagle Daddy – “Staircase” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere“ (January 2017)

Post-Trash’s Best of 2016 | The Year In Review“ (December 2016)
Wrote about Mal Devisa, Spook the Herd, Weaves, Bueno, Zula, Duchess Says

Forth Wanderers – Slop | Album Review” (November 2016)

Duchess Says – Sciences Nouvelles | Album Review” (October 2016)

Warehouse – Super Low | Album Review” (September 2016)

Angel Olsen – My Woman | Album Review” (September 2016)

Bueno – Illuminate Your Room | Album Review” (August 2016

Mothers – When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired (Deluxe Edition) | Album Review” (August 2016)

Deerhoof – The Magic | Album Review” (June 2016)

Weaves – Weaves | Album Review” (June 2016)

Suuns – Hold/Still | Album Review” (May 2016)

Mothers & Palm in Conversation with Each Other | Feature Interview“ (May 2016)

Mothers – When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired | Album Review” (Apriil 2016)


What David Longstreth Imagined and What Dirty Projectors Became” (March 2017)

Priests: Mixing the Personal with the Political“ (February 2017)

Front Row Seat to Earth by Weyes Blood“ (December 2016)

Sirens by Nicolas Jaar“ (October 2016)

Masterpiece by Big Thief“ (October 2016)

The Pop Break

Interview: Speedy Ortiz” (August 2016)

Album Review: Spoon, ‘They Want My Soul’” (August 2016)

Way Too Indie

Complete archive here (53 articles, primarily album reviews, published November 2013-April 2015)