Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Music

Redemption, by Glen David Andrews

Recorded in a converted New Orleans–area church over six days, Redemption is a jambalaya of Chicago blues, New Orleans funk, and robust soul. On the standout “Chariot,” Glen David Andrews’s voice rises with gritty passion as he trails into the song’s tag, borrowed from the spiritual “Sweet Home Chariot”:

Music

PiecesOfUsWere LeftOnTheGround, by JoyCut

On the mostly instrumental Pieces, JoyCut takes the sonic hallmarks of the 1980s New Wave era—from shimmering, echo-plastered guitars and propulsive picked bass to dysmorphic synthesizer pads—and reconfigures them in thrilling fashion.

Media

Never off the clock

The lead character of Wallander is a cop relentlessly pursuing justice. He knows he should leave work at the office, but he can't.