Music Friyay: O'Death, Slavic Soul Party, The Walkmen

Music Friyay: O'Death, Slavic Soul Party, The Walkmen

By Joanna C. Valente

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

O’Death - Outside

This folk-alternative band’s 2011 album is a strange gem full of unruly vocals and lyrics that will stick in your brain. My favorite: '“Black Dress.”

Slavic Soul Party! - Taketron

Eastern European and Balkan-style music, the band’s 2003 album is full of punchy beats.My favorite: “Baltika.”

The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen was/is one of my favorite Brooklyn-based bands and their 2012 album is tender and melodic. My favorite: “The Witch.”


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