Jellybones is a music journalism publication run by students with critical perspectives on music and culture. We strive to amplify the voices of people of color, those who identify as queer and/or non-cis-male, and those from lower-class backgrounds - in other words, those marginalized within the music industry and the nebulous tides of the independent music community.

We encourage criticism where necessary. Please feel free to email us at staff@jellybones.net with any comments, including typos, factual errors, and responses to our writing. If you are an artist who would like to be included in Jellybones through an interview, article, or longform feature, please feel free to email us yourselves or have a publicist/manager contact us. If you are interested in writing for us, shoot us an email and we'll talk!

Who are we? We are the following people:
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Editor-in-Chief
Young Fenimore Lee
(he/him)
Pictured: Henry, his pet Jellybone
Young is the son of two Korean musicians and was born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. He's currently going through emocore/screamo essentials, and he loves indie rock, indie folk, emo, post-hardcore, and math rock. Feel free to take a look at his rateyourmusic account, his last.fm, and this collage of the 100 albums he considers most personally important to him.
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Writer
Michelle Julia
(she/they)
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Michelle is a Singaporean who grew up in a Cantonese-speaking family. Though she doesn’t speak a word of Cantonese, she connects with her grandparents through old Chinese nursery rhymes and Google Translate. She has a fascination with Mandarin/Canto music, but will generally listen to “anything that’s sad”. She’s currently exploring what that means in the world of house/EDM. Some of her favorite artists are The National, Stars, and 王力宏.
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audrey koh
(she/her)
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audrey koh is an English and American Studies major from Southern California. She regularly feuds with Spotify's 10,000-download limit and manages her excess of emotion in playlists she makes for her friends. Her favorite artists at the moment are Raveena, CHVRCHES, and Rico Nasty.
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Writer
Palmer Manes
(he/him)
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Palmer is a current student from the Coachella Valley in SoCal. He loves music history and social history, especially that of the punk and proto-punk scenes. His favorite musical genres are punk (especially hardcore), hip hop (especially experimental), noise rock, and shoegaze.
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Ali Cyrus Saeed
(he/him)
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Ali was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has spent most of his life in the Chicago suburbs. A guitarist and avid fan of independent and alternative rock music, he’s particularly fond of auxiliary percussion, analog synths, sloppy guitars, repetitive outros, and long sentences.
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Karis Will
(she/her)
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Karis is the daughter of an automotive paint and body man and was born and raised in Northwest Houston. She is a 4th year Chemistry student and loves all music that hails from her hometown. Currently, she is particularly interested in folk punk and any femmes that can shred. Her current favorite album is Forth Wanderer's self-titled release.
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Anqi Yu
(she/her)
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AnQi is a film and ethnic studies student from Colorado. When she’s not reorganizing her Spotify playlists, you can find her wrangling actors as the Artistic Director of the Stanford Asian American Theater Project. Her favorite album is Melodrama by Lorde, and she thinks you should take pop more seriously.
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Z. Zhao
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Z. is a Chinese-American Religious Studies student from South Florida. As a poet, Z. enjoys speculating about and interpreting lyrics while listening to the same song on repeat. At the moment, Z. is especially interested in dream pop, electronic music, and video game soundtracks.