Aselton’s latest, Black Rock,
raises the stakes yet again. Written by Aselton’s real-life husband Mark
Duplass, the narrative opens as three young ladies — Sarah (Kate
Bosworth), Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) — embark on a camping trip
on a small deserted island off the coast of Maine.
The Texas-based band’s self-titled debut, which was
released independently in late June, features 11 atmospheric songs
marked by dreamy keyboards and Park’s sturdy rhythmic thrust. Suarez is a
riveting frontlady, her expressive vocals conjuring Polly Jean Harvey
and Siouxsie Sioux.
Sisterland, the freshly minted
fourth novel by Cincinnati native Curtis Sittenfeld, centers on twin
sisters Kate and Violet, who have the unique psychic ability to see
future events, among other less vital factoids.