Music Friyay: Blondie, Slowdive, Curtis Harding

Music Friyay: Blondie, Slowdive, Curtis Harding

By Joanna C. Valente

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

Blondie - Pollinator

Blondie’s 11th studio album, released in 2017, is a complete gem. The album sifts through pop-punk, alternative, and reggae. My favorite: “Long Time.”

Slowdive - Souvlaki

The band’s iconic 1993 album is often underrated, but it’s every shoegaze lover’s dream. Bands like Beach House clearly took a leaf out of their book. My favorite: '“When the Sun Hits.”

Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear

Harding is a musician may not have heard of yet, but he’s the real deal. He mixes soul, funk, and electronic beats in a way that is both nostalgic and completely new. His 2017 album needs to be explored over and over. My favorite: “Wednesday Morning Atonement.”

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) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), 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. / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente