Sasha Frere-Jones

Sasha Frere-Jones joined The New Yorker as a staff writer and pop-music critic in 2004. He has written about Arcade Fire, Neil Diamond, Kanye West, and Lily Allen, among other artists. Prior to that, he was the music critic for Slate; he has also written for the Village Voice, Spin, the New York Times, and other publications. His work has been anthologized in the Da Capo “Best Music Writing” series six times. He is finishing his memoir, “Crazy Rhythms,” for Farrar, Straus & Giroux. In 1991, he formed the band Ui, which toured America and Europe and released five albums. Now he is a member of the band Calvinist, and is working on the first album by a drone project called Piñata.

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