Dave Tompkins' book How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II To Hip-Hop is out in paperback and comes with 7-inch vinyl. He has contributed to Grantland, Oxford American, and The Wire. Born in North Carolina, he lives in New York.
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