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Jonah Bird

Jonah Bird
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland, attending Chapman soon, stay tuned. Head of Culture Writing. Favorite bands: Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller. Favorite movie directors: David Fincher, Alex Garland, Shane Carruth. Favorite movies: Annhilation, Gone Girl, Bladerunner. TV Shows: Russian Doll, F*ck That’s Delicious, Planet Earth.

Music, Memories, and Memes: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

Bon Iver's "Holocene" is an ethereal, rule-breaking wander through the depths of memory and identity, forming a gorgeous roadmap of not just Justin Vernon's...

Fresh Music Friday

With Jonah, Charlie & Mason The 7/12 Edition Jonah's Picks The Desert Babbler // Iron & Wine Perfect for: feeling homesick/lonely fans of acoustic, upbeat folk styles lyrical analysis By now, you...

Fresh Music Friday

With Jonah, Nick & Charlie The 7/5 Edition Jonah's Picks We’re All Gonna Die // Dawes Perfect for: nihilists pessimistic mope sessions dreary gray days  I’m on a bit of a...

What Songs “Mean” and Why It’s Anyone’s Guess

8 (circle) // Bon Iver Justin Vernon's enigmatic storytelling shines on "8 (circle)." a drifting, winding mystery of a song with a meaning that you...

Fresh Music Friday

with Jonah & Charlie The 6/28 Edition Jonah's Picks The Reach (Intro) // Boogie Perfect for: hustling through a final set in the gym cinematic self-motivation montages Songs that...

Fresh Music Friday

with Jonah, Michael, and Charlie The 6/21 Edition Jonah's Picks Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression) // Zack Fox & Kenny Beats Perfect for: going dumb...

In Defense of Simple Songs and Little Things

Allocate // Damien Jurado Damien Jurado's drifting, slow-burning "Allocate" is an enchanting testament to the enduring beauty of...

Fresh Music Friday

With Nick and Michael The 6/14 Edition Nick's Picks Mama Song // Cody Jinks Perfect for: assuaging your mom’s concerns for you a new drinking song (probably against...

From Drowning To Swimming: Mac Miller’s Final Music

“2009” finds Mac Miller at his most candid and mature. His penultimate song — ever — is a glowing testament to acceptance, personal reckoning, and survival from a musician who weathered the worst of storms and almost lived to continue to tell the tale. At least he got to tell it.

Fresh Music Friday

With Jonah, Michael, and Nick The 6/7 Edition Jonah All Fired Up // Matt Corby Perfect for: lonely nights real sad music hours heartbreak catharsis Matt Corby is an excellent...