Our Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett -- who gave up his record collection and has been listening to and writing about only brand new music since January 1 -- was a guest on local NPR affiliate KJZZ's Here and Now. He was interviewed by Nick Blumberg for a great five-minute segment.
Check it out here.
By the way, you'll hear a ton of indie rock playing in the background throughout -- Surfer Blood gets half a song, it seems -- temporarily making some dreams come true.
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