A few #longreads for your enjoyment this weekend…
You might need to find something else to do this weekend than find new music articles to read, because we only have a few pieces to share with our readers for this edition. One article that we do recommend is this discussion of Deafheaven’s new album New Bermuda in Pitchfork that somehow ties the album to Lana Del Rey, but is definitely worth reading if solely for the analysis of the record alone. Also, since Deafheaven is set to perform in Portland on Monday, now is the perfect time to check it out.
Elsewhere on Pitchfork, Josh Langhoff has a fascinating look at the strange history behind the song “El Karma” and the saga of narcocorridos in contemporary Mexican culture.
In an amazing coincidence, there were two articles on the iconic and innovative group Suicide published this week. The Quietus has an excerpt from a new biography on the band as well as a Q&A with the author of Dream Baby Dream, Kris Needs, while Noisey has a first-person recollection of the group.
Finally, it seems like we have a link to this story every few months, but here is another scientific explanation behind the cover art that was used for Joy Division’s seminal debut, Unknown Pleasures, courtesy of Scientific American.