"The songs on Welcome are written from the perspective of fictional characters living in Slaughter Beach — lead single “Monsters” channels Ewald’s familiar suburban ennui through the point of view of a 22-year-old girl still living in her parents’ house." - James Rettig, on Jake Ewald's "Monsters"
Bent Knee recently played at MIT as a part of FredFest IX! they're based in Boston, and are currently on tour throughout the US.
“I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.” - Kishi Bashi, on Sonderlust
the Mountain Goats closed their concert on April 3rd, 2016, with Liza Forever Minnelli - this was the first time I'd heard the song, and it was so energetic and powerful live. you can hear them play the song at the New York City Winery on April 17th during the same tour at this link (recording courtesy of nyctaper).