Jason Heller

Jason Heller appears in the following:

First Listen: Dan Auerbach, 'Waiting On A Song'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Each track on The Black Keys singer's new album sparkles like a long-lost AM radio gem.


The Power Of Music Is At The Heart Of 'Black Mad Wheel'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman's second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.


First Listen: Ásgeir, 'Afterglow'

Monday, May 01, 2017

A mix of organic instrumentation, lilting electronics, and Ásgeir's otherworldly voice hits a sweet spot between emotion and mystique


'Tender' Stories Are A Feast Of Ideas

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sofia Samatar is the creator of an award-winning fantasy world; she sticks closer to earth in her powerful first story collection, but it's not always the earth we might recognize.


All Roads Lead Back To Florida In 'Sunshine State'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sarah Gerard's lucid, atmospheric essay collection draws on her experiences growing up in Florida for a candid memoir that mixes first-person memories with thoughtful big-picture reporting.


First Listen: The Black Angels, 'Death Song'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Composed during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the band's fifth album dwells on the toxicity of the current political climate.


'Nixon: The Life' Humanizes — But Doesn't Rehabilitate

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

John A. Farrell's new biography of Richard Nixon contains a bombshell about Nixon's interference in a Vietnam peace deal — and that's just one of the book's many extensively-researched revelations.


'Foxlowe' Is A Delicious Slice Of Darkness

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Eleanor Wasserberg's debut novel is not for the faint of heart — this tale of a cultishly evil group called the Family who live in a mansion on the English moors is unrelentingly cruel and eerie.


First Listen: Annie Hardy, 'Rules'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Writing these songs saved me," Hardy has said of Rules. And in that salvation, she's crafted one of the most moving pieces of music likely to be released this year.


'Swimmer Among the Stars' Infuses Relics With Resonance

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kanishk Tharoor's collection of short stories explores the complicated relationship between language and technology. Tharoor's rich voice and immaculate craftsmanship both comfort and unnerve.


Myth And History Collide In 'The Erstwhile'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The second installment of B. Catling's trilogy is full of oddities and quirks and familiar characters.


Sanity Is Slowly Lost In 'Spaceman Of Bohemia'

Friday, March 03, 2017

It's 2018 and a mysterious cloud has appeared between Earth and Venus. A Czech astrophysicist is sent to investigate. The only problem? Hanging on to his sense of reality while alone in space.


'To Be A Machine' Digs Into The Meaning Of Humanity

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mark O'Connell's new book is a lucid, soulful look at the transhumanist movement — a group who believe that direct interface between humans and machines is the only way forward for our species.


First Listen: Blanck Mass, 'World Eater'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Benjamin John Power's noisier impulses mask a symphonic scope of veritable Vangelis proportions.


First Listen: Ibibio Sound Machine, 'Uyai'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nigerian singer Eno Williams has crafted a collection of irresistible, multidimensional anthems that reach far beyond the borders of geography, music and emotion.


Adolescence Isn't The Only Horror In 'The Mercy Of The Tide'

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zinemaker and designer Keith Rosson's debut novel is set in a small Oregon town in the 1980s, where the rain pours down, jellyfish rot on the beach — and a strange supernatural force is on the move.


First Listen: Teen Daze, 'Themes For Dying Earth'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The British Columbian synth band conjures breathtaking vistas, exotic flora and meteorological phenomena on its new album.


'Six Wakes' Is A Nerve-Tingling Interstellar Murder Mystery

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In Mur Lafferty's latest, six crewmembers wake up to horror on a malfunctioning spaceship — the artificial gravity is gone, and blood floats in the air. It's up to them to find out what happened.


First Listen: Porcelain Raft, 'Microclimate'

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Many journeys and attempts to commune with nature compelled Mauro Remiddi to make Microclimate. If the album's hushed, lush grandeur is any indication, that connection was a profound one.


First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Ty Segall'

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader balances confined chaos and riotous pop hooks on his newest self-titled album.