33 1/3 releasing books on Devo, Dead Kennedys, and Super Mario Brothers in May

33 1/3 releasing books on Devo, Dead Kennedys, and Super Mario Brothers in May

Yeah, so, as a “semi-professional writer,” I kind of feel like I’ve outgrown reading. I don’t really do a whole lot of it anymore. But I figured since, hey, you’re obviously reading this right now, you might be something of a reader yourself, and out of consideration for that fact I’m going to go ahead and talk to you about something that’s a little outside of my wheelhouse: some books. Now don’t get nervous; this isn’t Finnegans Wake or The Da Vinci Code we’re talking about. Nope, we’re talking some good old-fashioned books about music from Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series. Oh, you’ve heard of the 33 1/3 series? Of course you have, you crazy bookworm. I bet you’ve even read a few of them, like John Darnielle’s take on Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality or Bryan Charles on Pavement’s Wowee Zowee.

Well, because I can literally hear you panting over the written word from over here, I’ll cut to the chase. Bloomsbury has three new additions planned for release in May. There’s Evie Nagy on Devo’s Freedom of Choice, Michael Stewart Foley on Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetabls, and Andrew Schartmann on Koji Kondo’s soundtrack for the Super Mario Brothers Soundtrack (the last of which we already knew about). Wow, that’s a lot of fresh text! Bring all of it into your house in May so you can read it while drinking tea and maybe even stroking a cat. It will be picturesque!

• Bloomsbury: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk

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