Music Friyay: Russian Circles, WHY?, Pete Molinari

Music Friyay: Russian Circles, WHY?, Pete Molinari

By Joanna C. Valente

Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:

Russian Circles - “Milano”

The Chicago-based metal band released a new song and it’s a slow, cinematic soundscape.

WHY? - III. Please take me home, I don’t belong here

WHY? creates a truly innovative sound that is unlike anything else, both serious, cheeky, and resonant. Their latest EP is a short but worth the listen. My favorite: “High Dive.”

Pete Molinari - A Virtual Landscape

Molinari’s 2008 album is perfection. His folk country sound is reminiscent of greats like Woody Guthrie with the soul of Buddy Holly. My favorite: “I Don’t Like the Man I Am.”


Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente