The YourShelf Podcast
#3 Everyday Exorcisms with Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)
In episode three, YourShelf's chief curator Juliano Zaffino (Jay) sits down with Lynn Gunn, of the American rock-band PVRIS. Together they discuss the occult, Lynn's creative process, and the upcoming third PVRIS album, Use Me.
To support our work and listen to additional content, see here: https://patreon.com/yourshelf and follow us on social media @_yourshelf_. In our latest, third episode of The YourShelf Podcast, Everyday Exorcisms, our chief curator Juliano Zaffino (Jay) sits down with Lynn Gunn of PVRIS to discuss books, confessional poetry in rock music, and the upcoming third album from PVRIS, Use Me - in particular, two songs from the album, Dead Weight and Good To Be Alive. For full show notes, see here: https://podcast.yourshelf.uk/episodes/3. Thanks for listening.
- Jay asks Lynn about her dream writer-rockband, the books that made her, and how she stores her books. (from 2:25)
- Lynn opens the discussion by exploring the creative development of PVRIS over the past six years, with particular focus on their upcoming third album Use Me. Lynn and Jay also talk about the occult, Lynn's creative process, and confessional poetry on the rock scene. (from 9:59)
- Finally, Lynn talks about dream collaborators and what it means to be a gay front-woman in rock. (from 41:34)
- Jay recommends signing up to our Patreon for access to exclusive content, including a 10min bonus episode with more content from the interview, where Jay and Lynn Gunn play a game of "Celebs Read Nice Tweets", and Lynn answers some "phone-in questions".
- Jay wraps up with all the books that were discussed in the episode and a few other books he recommends. Some of the books and authors we discussed in our latest episode include Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters, the work of Edgar Allen Poe and Sylvia Plath, Jenny Slate’s brilliant memoir/essays Little Weirds, The Power of Positive Thinking, Rebecca Tamas’ WITCH, and Madeline Miller’s Circe. If you’re looking for more recommendations, especially in our current age of social distancing, Jay's here to help. Recently Jay read the brilliant Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel, which concluded two weeks ago with the long-awaited publication of The Mirror & the Light, one of the most transcendent books and the most expertly crafted historical fiction. In poetry, Caroline Bird’s The Air Year is already one of the best collections of 2020. In literary fiction, Jenny Offill’s doomsday-prepper-inspired Weather is a relevant, dark, but still hopeful novel, while in the world of memoir, Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections of My Non-Existence is an uplifting and illuminating account of how one of our greatest essayists and thinkers came to find her voice.
- Also, Jay reminds that you can order a copy of his book of poems, the debut publication of The YourShelf Press, on yourshelf.uk/press.
- Buy and stream PVRIS's new single Dead Weight ahead of the release of third album Use Me in May!
- Thanks for listening and tune in again soon for Episode Four!