5 Questions with Jayson Greene of Wondering Sound



5 Questions With is a new series spotlighting some of Brooklyn’s most exciting and influential creatives.

Jayson Greene writes about music. On his better days, that makes him the senior editor of fledgling music site Wondering Sound, as well as a prominent staff writer at Pitchfork (among many other esteemed publications). On his worse days, he’s getting called out on Twitter by Mobb Deep for scoring their album as a perfect ten. Or is that still a good day? It’s all par for the course when you’re one of the field’s leading music journalists. After the jump, Jayson fills us in on a few of his favorite things.

Name: Jayson Greene
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park

Record you’ve probably listened to most in your life? Probably the White Album. The tape I had of it in my car in high school was the same one I had when I was four, and it was taped off of vinyl. It skipped over the second verse of “Don’t Pass Me By.” 

Brooklyn-based band to watch?  Really into Fasano, who is a singer-songwriter guy on the Godmode imprint. Very volatile, pretty stuff.

Favorite place to go see a show? Baby’s All Right, unquestionably. I want every venue to look and feel like that.

Favorite Brooklyn bar? Castello Plan, in Ditmas Park.

Go-to drink? Right now, German Pinot Noir and Southern Tier IPA