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

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Ballad of a Working Mom: An Interview with Corin Tucker | 25 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

With a Little Help From My Friends: An Interview with Dave Sitek | 25 Oct 2010 // 7:35 PM

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 ...


Surf City: Kudos | 10 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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

Avey Tare: Down There | 26 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

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.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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