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Sara Hayes

Sara lives and works in the great city of Philadelphia. When she’s not obsessing about the eighty million bands she considers her favorites, she’s constantly listening, writing, and watching in hopes of adding more to the fold.


Features

Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Sound of Everything: An Interview with Thousands

A Fleet Foxes guitarist, a strict philosophy about recording their studio album outdoors, and never using more than one mic to do so -- this is the journey of Thousands, and they tell us all about it ...


Wednesday, March 2 2011

Referencing the Bulldozer: An Interview with Akron/Family

Mysterious album sessions near a volcano? Multiple copies of the same disc leaked online? Citing bulldozers for inspiration? The latest Akron/Family album is the band's most daring yet, and Miles Seaton sits down with PopMatters to set things straight (somewhat).


Reviews

Tuesday, November 4 2008

The New Year + Dirty on Purpose + Tre Orsi

Although there tends to be such a long lapse between the New Year’s albums and tours, rare nights like this make it all worth the wait.


Monday, October 6 2008

The Donkeys

Polished by the California sun and worn smooth by ocean breezes, The Donkeys’ music captures the past and makes it sound shiny and new.


Tuesday, September 16 2008

Cass McCombs

Playing in a dark room, with swirling purple lights and a smoke machine, the atmosphere during Cass McCombs’ set was oddly reminiscent of a school dance -- stately, sleepy, and a little awkward.


Monday, August 11 2008

Earlimart

Earlimart seem to be heading in a new direction—one that embraces the lows and the journey back up. It’s a bittersweet trip and one that we all encounter daily—but it can’t be that bad when we’ve got music as beautiful and poignant as this to serve as a soundtrack.


Wednesday, August 6 2008

Siren Festival

The Siren Festival is a quirky, quintessential part of summer that brings the community at large together, regardless of the bands playing.


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