October 19-21, 2011 -- SPIN helped curate PUMA Social Sessions, a series of free, daytime shows during the CMJ Music Marathon. While music fans browsed PUMA's Union Square shop, checking out fresh styles like the Lazy Slip and GV Special, some of CMJ's top talent took the stage.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »