Sunday, January 1 1995
As a vagary of public memory, Palmer's more obvious 'one hit song' (all right, then, 'two hit songs') threatened to eclipse forever the fairly respectable body of work that proceeded or any that might follow.
Living a dual-life is a bit of a balancing act for Allen Clapp, leader of summer pop specialists the Orange Peels.
The vocalist sat down to discuss not only 'Joyride', but the music business in general, watching your peers gain success and how artists use the war for financial gain.
Okkervil River's Will Sheff might be more petty thief than serial killer, but don't think there's nothing dark lurking.
OK Go discusses their new album, whirlyball, and gambling on fans' affection.
Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes negotiates phone mishaps and dismissive critics and still sounds like the happy twin.
The Chicago country singer explains the origins of her new record.
The O.C.'s Alexandra Patsavas explains how music gets from her ears to your screen.
PopMatters talks with NYC rennassaince man Glenn O'Brien about Warhol, Basquiat, Italian financiers, and getting TV on the mayoral ballot.
Nouvelle Vague combines periods and geography in its album of covers.
A member of the No-Neck Blues Band makes a rare foray into public conversation.
talk to her for little while and she'll set about disproving it all on her own.
The 'sexy, chubby' bassist takes a break from his stream of tours to talk about life in New Found Glory.
Discussing impeachment and Margaret Thatcher, examining horror music and feminists, and listening to Journey. It's just the typical stuff for this hardcore band.
My Morning Jacket talks about how a new producer and new members brought a surprising shift in the band's sound on the forthcoming Z.
PopMatters music critic Matt Gonzales discovers what makes My Morning Jacket's sound reverberate with fans, all the way to the Netherlands.
The UK's hotly-tipped new band The Music's Robert Harvey discussed his group's resolve and their initial impressions of American audiences.
What happens when one music journalist interviews another? On the other end of the microphone, Albert Mudrian talks about death metal, John Peel, and those pesky interview transcriptions.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats directs us to the volume knob as he takes on hockey's sissies.
Unless you just happen to be an ardent fan of progressive-rock music, you may not be familiar with Spock's Beard or its resident musical visionary, Neal Morse.