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Sunday, April 28 2013

Keep It in Motion: An Interview with Guided by Voices' Tobin Sprout

Tobin Sprout has been one of the most important songwriting voices for a long while, part of Guided By Voices' "classic lineup" if you will. Now, with the band's fourth post-reunion album just getting released, Sprout talks to PopMatters about why he left the band to begin with, being inspired by Brian Epstein's death, and his surprising side-career with children's literature.


Thursday, September 19 2013

Obits: Beds and Bugs

More bare bones, straight-ahead garage rock from the Brooklyn band.

Tuesday, August 20 2013

No Age: An Object

Drums and guitar duo No Age strip out the drums and guitar. What remains feels underdeveloped, but always interesting.

Monday, August 12 2013

Saltland: I Thought It Was Us But It Was All of Us

An atmospheric but ultimately aimless trip into a chilly post-rock landscape, from Silver Mt Zion alumni Rebecca Foon.

Monday, June 17 2013

Bill Ryder-Jones: A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart

A defiantly old-fashioned, exceptionally good quality collection of lush, broken-hearted pop songs from the Coral's former guitarist.

Thursday, May 16 2013

Alex Calder: Time

A hazy, unfocused, occasionally diverting collection of tracks from Mac DeMarco's former collaborator.

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