The ToB, presented by Field Notes, is here!

It's the 2023 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes! And it's finals week! Dig in!


My parents didn’t want me to be a drummer because they were concerned I’d destroy their upholstery practicing rolls with my drumsticks. (This is not an unreasonable concern, if you’ve ever been to a drummer’s apartment.) If only they’d seen this video, they would have known I could destroy so much more—e.g., conceptions of reality.

“Other People’s Imaginary Feast,” from Nicholas Jaar’s Other People label, is a new piece that feeds artist-provided samples through Sensory Percussion. You can hear the rest here.