Music Friyay: Grizzly Bear, Weyes Blood, Fun Boy Three

Music Friyay: Grizzly Bear, Weyes Blood, Fun Boy Three

By Joanna C. Valente

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

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

The band’s 2009 album is absolutely a perfect alternative rock indie album, full of emotional curves from upbeat pop songs to heartbreak. My favorite: “Two Weeks.”

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Blood’s 2019 album is a chilling and beautiful delight. It feels like listening to an icicle melt.

Fun Boy Three - Waiting

The short-lived British new wave band (former members of The Specials) released music on their own, and it’s full of wonder and fun. My favorite: “Our Lips Are Sealed.”

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