Sunday, August 25 2013
Dagger Beach's sense of loss and experimentation makes it come across as a kind of midpoint between the Mountain Goats' Get Lonely and Devendra Banhart's Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon. It's an album that doesn't just reward several listens, it demands them.
Thursday, August 8 2013
John Vanderslice is not the type to take breaks.
Sunday, July 21 2013
Having found a brand new sense of independence, John Vanderslice is making music directly for his fans, and speaks to PopMatters unflinchingly about his career, Kickstarter, his personal heartbreaks, and all that went into making Dagger Beach, his latest opus.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
Vanderslice's approach may be more direct here, more immediate, but the results resonate just as deeply as anything he could have worried over in the studio.
Wednesday, August 5 2009
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Tuesday, July 24 2007
"I am in general very anti-government." John Vanderslice brings his political and economic sides to the fore in taking on the world's crazies.
Monday, July 23 2007
Full of murky and beautiful songs, this should be the album John Vanderslice is remembered for.
Tuesday, May 15 2007
It's a good thing that what we'll remember are the bookends.