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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 19 2009
On a memorable seventh album, John Vanderslice sheds the political overtones and finds himself just as alienated as ever.
Monday, July 23 2007
Full of murky and beautiful songs, this should be the album John Vanderslice is remembered for.
Wednesday, December 6 2006
Is it true, what his website says, that John Vanderslice is the "friendliest guy in indie rock?"
Thursday, August 8 2013
John Vanderslice is not the type to take breaks.
Tuesday, August 4 2009
John Vanderslice hooked up with the Magik Magik Orchestra at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to record a live take of "Promising Actress" from 200
Saturday, July 4 2009
It doesn’t help that half the audience left after the opener, one of the songwriting world’s most secret weapons, the Tallest Man on Earth.
Thursday, June 11 2009
Pure Magic. Vanderslice + Magik*Magik Orchestra perform a song off his stellar new album.
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Dead Oceans has just released a new MP3 from the upcoming John Vanderslice album Romanian Names (US: 19 May / UK: 18 May). The singer-songwriter also has a