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Julia Serano’s Journey to Self-Discovery Through Music

“A year from now I’ll be the center of attention / I swear my mind’s made up / After I have had my sex change operation! / I swear my mind’s made up.”

Those lyrics are from the song “Switch Hitter” which, like virtually every Bitesize song, is a short blast of adrenaline, a perfect pop-punk nugget. Even in Bitesize’s cheerful oeuvre, though, “Switch Hitter” stands out for its exuberant charge. Lead singer Julia Serano warbles, “I swear my mind’s made up” with wry, wistful determination before the guitar crunch comes in, pogoing her ecstatically into a new year and a new life.

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Album of the Day: Angel Olsen, “All Mirrors”

Angel Olsen has always been a profound songwriter with an impressive voice, but on her new All Mirrors, she swan dives into full-on diva territory. This proper star-turn from the Asheville-based Olsen marries poetic lyrics with swelling arrangements that, at last, capture the breadth and depth of heartache and hope that have long been pillars of her songwriting.

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