||"Some Other Summer"
||Stockholm: On this day, let the record show that I sat on the steps of Konserthuset under the gazes of the Muses on a perfect early-summer Stockholm day, watching them take down the fruit stands and feeling like humanity has accomplished some good things.|
||"Le froid lépreux"
||Quebec: Meanwhile, elsewhere, demons were pouring out of cracks in the terrifyingly thin surface of the earth, but presumably they wouldn't bother coming to the surface if it were really better in the infernos.|
||Gascony: Ultimately, if you wait out their melodramatic howling, it always turns out that they just want to dance.|
||Auckland: And all we have to do is hold out a hand.|
||"Spread Your Wings"
||Athens: However transformed.|
||"Hold on to Me"
||Los Angeles: Rituals of desperation are also dances.|
||Finland: Anxious energy is also dancing.|
||"What's It Gonna Be?"
||Manchester: Dancing is also dancing.|
||Prague: And the black metal shadows are anti-dancing, but obviously this too is cathartic movement.|
||Denver: The mountains are both the massing of the oldest energies and the outer edges.|
||Tegan and Sara
||Love You to Death
||Calgary: Even ragged dreams will be polished by the waves.|
||"Don't Stop Believin'"
||Heavy Rock Radio
||Norway: And even the most polished waves will be eroded human again.|
||Trick or Treat
||Modena: It's hard not to look up and think the sky still seems so empty.|
||The Unforgiving Road
||Oslo: Hard not to think some unfound road leads off the earth into it.|
||"No Bitter End (Video version)"
||The Brightest Void
||Finland: The brightest paths forward are never just ways to be better at what you used to do.|
||Sink Like a Stone EP
||Stockholm: Every now is a new fantasy of what history might have been.|
||"I Love You Always Forever"
||New York: Maybe all histories are revisionist, because this is how we remember.|
||London: Revolution is the planet's literal base-state, after all.|
||"Halfway to Hell"
||Seattle: And even Haley's Comet can't stay away for long.|
||Stockholm/Berlin: We make soundtracks for taking back night streets we only just left.|
||Mexico City: And for balancing on the low walls that separate us from the nearest abyss.|
||Norway: The sparks that escape our eyes ping off the windows and the metal frames.|
||Blood. Stone. Sun. Down.
||Finland: What's the opposite of funereal doom? Rebirth metal?|
||"Who is afraid of Gender?"
||Italy: Disco can be emo.|
||Italy: Arenas can be tiny and perfectly affordable.|
||Death Thy Lover
||Stockholm: Burial can be a slow, dignified process.|
||Break of Reality
||"Burn the Witch"
||Rochester: Radiohead should have more cellos.|
||Nashville: Nashville should have more choruses.|
||Mérida: Black clothes in warm climates.|
||"Perdidos y Encontrados"
||Juárez: Pop punk at any altitude.|
||"We Go Further"
||We Go Further +1
||United Kingdom: Stomp on the pedals.|
||"The Way That You Left This"
||Little Rock: Jump on the petals.|
||Wellington/London: Love is nothing if not elastic.|
||"Ängeln som blev kvar"
||Stockholm: Dignified elder rock.|
||England: Kind of similarly dignified teen emo-pixie rock.|
||Boys of Fall
||"Thanks for the Burgers"
||Thank You & Goodbye
||Detroit: Shouty screamo-pixie gallop.|
||Tallinn: Tick and chime.|
||"Even the Echoes"
||London: Pop can be precision-milled.|
||"Me + You"
||Kent: Electro indie pop Pop POP.|
||"Atai No Tsumeato"
||Tokyo: If you claim you'd like BABYMETAL if they were less cute, your bluff is called.|
||"Reclaim Your Throne"
||Minecraft: Solipsist fight-song for patiently awaiting creative-mode dawn on the cliffs alone.|