Music Friyay: Chastity Belt, Drugdealer, Love Is All

Music Friyay: Chastity Belt, Drugdealer, Love Is All

By Joanna C. Valente

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

Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

The band’s 2017 album is a moody, intimate femme power soundscape. My favorite: “Different Now.”

Drugdealer - The End of Comedy

This 2016 album is a folk rock delight with tender songwriting and collaborations with artists like Weyes Blood. My favorite: “Suddenly.”

Love Is All - 9 Times the Same Song

The Swedish band’s 2006 album is a quintessential-sounding oughts piece with quirky sounds and weird lyrics. My favorite: “Make Out. Fall Out. Make Up.”

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. / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente