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Ben has been resigned to the life of a music geek ever since that fateful weekend in July of


Features

Tuesday, January 25 2011

Ballad of a Working Mom: An Interview with Corin Tucker

Following Sleater-Kinney's indefinite hiatus, Corin Tucker kept quiet for several years while raising a family. Now, with a new band and a new sound, she its down with PopMatters to talk about how this endeavor came into being, and where she'd like to go next.


Monday, October 25 2010

With a Little Help From My Friends: An Interview with Dave Sitek

Building your production studio after viewing a Craigslist ad? Producing a mix-tape with Aziz Ansari? Calling up David Byrne for a collaboration just 'cos you can? All in a day's work for TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, here revealing all the details about his new Maximum Balloon side-project ...


Sunday, August 1 2010

Keep Me Away From the Present Tense: An Interview with Librarians

PopMatters spoke with the band’s co-leader, Ryan Hizer, about Morgantown’s surprisingly cool music scene, those fickle things called influences and the band you should really be listening to: Big Ass Manatee.


Wednesday, March 31 2010

Singing in Stairwells: An Interview with Julianna Barwick

Fresh off of her critically-acclaimed new EP, Julianna Barwick discusses how her album was informed by church choirs, Panda Bear, and the joys of sheep herding.


Thursday, February 26 2009

It Starts with an Earthquake: R.E.M.'s Monster

I have spent half my life being an R.E.M. fan, and I’ve consumed just about every album in their catalogue. So, at this point, I feel confident saying that Monster is unfairly maligned, and truly stands as one of their best.


Reviews

Monday, January 10 2011

Surf City: Kudos

On their debut LP, the Kiwi quartet provides an exciting update of the Dunedin Sound. They call it “shoewave”.


Tuesday, October 26 2010

Avey Tare: Down There

Animal Collective’s co-leader, Dave Portner, steps into the solo spotlight with a song cycle dealing with death, illness and depression. Surprisingly, it’s often a warm, comforting album.


Thursday, September 9 2010

Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People

The Illinoisemaker returns with a frustratingly inconsistent EP that showcases his old tricks as well as a few new ones.


Tuesday, August 31 2010

Japandroids: No Singles

This compilation of Japandroids’ early EP’s only highlights how breathtaking their debut LP is and how far the band has come.


Tuesday, June 15 2010

The Drums: The Drums

The Drums’ debut LP plays like an ‘80s time capsule. Unfortunately, the world only needs one Morrissey.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 9 2009

Liars - Sisterworld (new album / MP3)


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