Need a little more time to let it go.


Kids, jobs, school, blah blah blah. There are lots of reasons that Mark and I don’t post as much as we used to. The main reason? We post things because we want to, and not because we want to stick to some kind of schedule.

Now, I definitely could be listening to a lot more music than I have been, but the simple truth is that I haven’t heard anything as great as St. Lenox in a long, long time. St. Lenox–whose alter ego is award-winning violinist Andy Choi–has put out a record that I cannot stop listening to. The fact that it’s a debut makes it all the more impressive.

10 Songs About Memory and Hope came out on January 20, and it’s great. Choi sounds like some kind of Rufus Wainwright-Adele love child, and his larger-than-life vocals are the perfect foil for his songs’ minimal arrangements. And those songs–hoo boy. John Darnielle said it best: “feeling really evangelical about just how good a lyricist Andy Choi is. real vision and feeling.”


Buy it now. You won’t be disappointed.


  1. PJ

    Whew, thought you guys were gone for good. Glad to see you posting again.

    I love the new one. Is it going too far to say it makes me think of Nina Simone? Not comparing, just saying one calls the other to mind.

    Thanks for this.

  2. Zoe

    I’m so glad to see some recent posts! I’ve been following this blog for a few years, and it never ceases to be my favorite 🙂

  3. Kris Obertas

    Appreciate all you’ve done over the years! Know how you feel–life pulls in many directions. But music will always be a part of it. And makes your picks at a reduced rate even more interesting…have to listen, must be special! Thanks.

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