Sasha Geffen is the author of Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary (University of Texas Press, 2020). Their writing also appears in Rolling Stone, The Nation, Pitchfork, NPR, and Elsewhere. They live in Colorado.
1 BACKXWASH, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS LEAVE HIM OUT OF IT (Grimalkin)
Montreal-based rapper and producer Ashanti Mutinta distills power from horror. Her latest LP, with its raw final-girl vocals and buzz-saw instrumentals, pins a laser focus on the stressors of living vulnerably in a world that’s hostile to its margins, dredging up fear while offering catharsis.
2 DREAMCRUSHER, ANOTHER COUNTRY (self-released)
A single album-length track from the New York experimentalist, Another Country drifts hypnogogically from one
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