John K. Sampson *would* write a song about grad school, and only he could make it cool. Video game references, present scene depiction, and bright chords contrasting chronicles of desperation. Mmmhmm.
Also, pretty sure Anti is one of the best record label out there – a quick catalog scan shows nothin’ but real. Neko Case, Tom Waits, Sage Francis, Wilco…and many artists I’ve never heard of and excited to check out. I’ve come across a lot of new music from them through their Winter Sampler, and it rarely disappoints.