Transmissions :: Laura Snapes

Today’s guest is writer Laura Snapes. Her work has been published by the BBC, Pitchfork, and NME, and she’s the deputy music editor of The Guardian. We’ve been aiming to have her for Transmissions for some time now, and now we’re so glad we’ve got this episode to share with you listeners, covering the psycho-geology of songs, the climate, varied definitions of the term “Americana,” and her recent listening: Julie Byrne, Be Your Own Pet, Róisín Murphy, and Jesse Lanza. Plus, the occult roots of Aphex Twin and what it means to “name” a nascent music genre.