Press Play

A biweekly podcast where members of the Stony Brook Press give their take on the latest music and pop culture news.

Artwork by Josh Joseph

In this episode, the ladies of Press Play got together (socially distanced, of course) to talk about the golden era of pop punk.
Did you wash your hands enough today? No? That’s what we thought. First, wash them. Second, listen to us speak with activist and senior editor at Bandcamp Jes Skolnik about how the music industry is doing during the coronavirus pandemic, what Bandcamp and other services are doing to help and the content that’s getting us through this rough patch.
Sorry for the break. We’ve been busy washing our hands and crying. In this episode, we speak with Josh Feola (RADII, Dazed, Bandcamp Daily, VICE) on the online raves and concerts popping up in China during the coronavirus pandemic, his work covering Shanghai’s underground scene and being quarantined for weeks on end.
Donate to WHO’s COVID-19 response fund.
Check out Josh’s playlist series.
We finish up the second half of our 40 best albums of the decade with this episode.

Our Best of the Decade Spotify playlist.
In a little over a month, the 2010s will be officially over. We decided to choose what we think are the best albums that came out during this very long decade. Here’s part 1 going over the first 20.
Our Best of the Decade Spotify playlist.
Michelle Kim (Them., FADER, Pitchfork and others) joins us over the phone to talk about her experience at Frank Ocean’s PreP Queer Club night, LGBTQ artists balancing their identities and the need for alternative voices in media.
Donate to Planned Parenthood.
Songs featured (in order): Frank Ocean – DHL King Princess – Cheap Queen
We talked with Beverly Bryan, a former Stony Brook Press alumni, and Stony Brook ’03 graduate who spent a decade as a music journalist writing for places like Vice, Village Voice, Remezcla, Rolling Stone and more. We take a look back at her college years and Press memories while also going over the ins and outs of “the industry.”
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Catch us at the RAICES Dance Party in BK on the 26th.
Songs featured(in order): Emicida – Pantera Negra Vivian Girls – Memory