Everyday Ends: Guest Curation - Nicky
by Daniel Noguera·
This week's 'Everyday Ends' is a special one, and marks our first ever guest curation. Below are Nicky's thoughts regarding his selections. Enjoy
"As it finds me now, the day is pushing on with relentless rain. And, true to season (and region), the week’s forecast calls for nothing but. Given this change, I’ve made a point to find myself in different ways out-of-doors. Meaning mostly running. And, as way to help zone out while zoning in, I’m here to recite the gospel of Slowcore. Equally likely to emerge from a snowed-over Midwest hamlet or a too-quiet Boston suburb, this music borders shoegaze in some moments, punk in others. Reverb-laden or percussive, all these tracks have one thing in common despite what they’re not, and that’s precision. I guess I’m drawn to them because of their overt, sometimes glaringly ironic, subversion of pomp and performance. To those who don’t hear what I do, it’s often “underwhelming, quiet, ineffectual.” What’s missed is that’s often the point of the process. The gloom is synonymous with the method. I want to resist (but am ultimately drawn to) using the simile of leaves falling, protecting trees with barrenness to endure another winter. How appropriately that represents not just this season, but this music: pure, distilled, watchful even. I hope the repetition does something for you, even if you’re not quite ready for the change of our term."