Yoana Tosheva 12 posts
Yoana Tosheva is an artist, a writer, and an immigrant. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in English and Art History. Her poetry and essays have been published in Sixty Inches From Center, West Trade Review, Sunlight Press, Constellate Literary Journal and elsewhere. She is also a part of Pink Slip, a zine and budding press based out of the west suburbs of Chicago. Yoana is most interested in the collective and personal archival nature of music, making this the focus of much of her work. She'd love to talk to you about your band, your favorite band, or why you've decided you'll never date another person in a band ever again.

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‘Pussy Gillette’ and Inconspicuous Affirmations

With every year that passes, I always circle around to a couple of the same realizations and conclusions.

The first is that linear time is a scam (more on this some other time), the second is what an idiot I had been the year before (someone’s God, give me mercy), and the third is the sneaking anxiety and inkling that I am in a race against time (even though the idea of constant progression is false, I believe).… read more.

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Moving Through Grief with Rat Tally’s ‘In My Car’

In My Car is an album that documents the movement and geography of loneliness and grief that follow you around, regardless of where you are. There is a lingering reflection in each song, a testament to the inevitable, symbiotic relationship that transpires when you haunt a place and when that place haunts you back.… read more.

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Not Dead and Certainly Not Pretending: L7’s Anniversary Tour

At a time when so many bands are getting back together or touring old material for what seems like nostalgia checks, L7 is doing what they’ve always done: putting on a good show for the sake of the music. Nothing more, nothing less.

FF2 guest post by Yoana Tosheva

My introduction to the band was through Mark Lanegan’s memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep.… read more.

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Echoes from Home: Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir

Growing up Bulgarian, folk music was inescapable. Every family party, festive gathering, national holiday, or visit with my grandparents involved hearing folk music at some point. As a kid, I never could appreciate the sound. Something about the mundane nature of the lyrical content and the strain of the bagpipe bored and annoyed me.… read more.

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Horror Catharsis in Findlay’s New Indie Rock Album

The Last of the 20th Century Girls is a record that attempts to perform an exorcism. It is the sophomore album of London-based artist, Findlay (Natalie Rose Findlay). While Findlay is a solo musician, she has longtime collaborators and friends that help her create. Head of the list is her producer, Jules Apollinaire, with whom Findlay released the record TTRRUUCES two years ago.… read more.

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Charly Bliss: Eva Hendricks and the Defense of Girlhood

FF2 Guest Post by Yoana Tosheva

There is something about being a teenage girl that can only be understood once you have experienced it and then lived to step outside of it. The intense, dramatic importance of a returned text, the self-conscious nervousness of being truly seen, the demanded loyalty, the heartache and love, the sometimes petty and sometimes deeply righteous anger, and how all of it feels immediate and inescapable are just a few elements associated with bearing this identity that are both universal and somehow stereotyped only on teen girls.… read more.

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