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20 Questions: Sinkane

Sinkane's latest album, Dépaysé, is the sound of a one-man revolution that has begun not with the shots of a gun, but with the purposeful strums of a guitar. He answers PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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20 Questions: Ibibio Sound Machine

Beloved London collective Ibibio Sound Machine merges African pop styles with sleek synth aesthetics and they are back with a new album and plenty of opinions on Brexit, Bob Marley, and (of course) Thor.

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20 Questions: The Mowgli's

The Mowgli's are continuing their quest to write the catchiest, most memorable pop songs that have continue to fly under the radar, and as their newest EP teases, they're continuing to crack the code -- one anthem at a time.

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20 Questions: Young Gun Silver Fox

Dynamic music duo Young Gun Silver Fox put out a yacht-rock album in an era where everything must be gritty and serious, and their melodic sunshine has radiated so strongly that group insisted on giving us a second batch of it.

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20 Questions: Laura Veirs

After a collaborative album with k.d. lang and Neko Case, Laura Veirs re-emerges with a delicate, deliberate collection of folk-pop wonders, as well as a love for the Pixar film Coco and all things coffee.

Evan Sawdey
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20 Questions: George Fitzgerald

George Fitzgerald's sophomore effort might be the dance album of the year. With PopMatters, he talks Josef K, OutKast, and how his career all started with a cracked copy of Ableton.

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20 Questions: Alice Ivy

Can't wait for the next Avalanches album? Melbourne's Alice Ivy cites them as an influence but carves out a sample-based beatscape all her own, making for a compelling listen from one of the year's breakout stars.

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20 Questions with JR JR

"I'm proud of coming in second for my high school's alumnus of the year award to Mitt Romney. I would've liked to have beaten him, but he has lost enough for a lifetime."

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20 Questions: Andrew Hung

As one of the founding members of Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung has specialized in beat-driven drone squalls. Now, with his solo album, he explores his voice, indie pop, and implores all to send him hats.

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20 Questions: Zachary Cale

He's one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters, after only a decade of recorded output. But success hasn't changed Cale, who still loves cowboy boots, climbing trees, and swapping song titles, Robert Pollard-style.

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20 Questions: Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic revisited their rocking roots (and went to a new label) for their first studio release in five years, and in our 20 Questions, reveal a profound adoration for both Houses of the Holy and Quadrophenia and recount the best advice they ever received from a member of R.E.M.

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20 Questions: !!!

Coming off of the best album of their career only two years ago, dance-rock kingpins !!! up their game with monkeys, Can concerts, and a PSA about drinking too much coffee.

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20 Questions: Brothertiger

He may be one of the crown princes of chillwave, but Brotheriger's John Jagos keeps it casual, saying "I like wearing a baseball hat when I travel; I'm not sure why, but it just feels right."

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20 Questions: The Most Serene Republic

It's been a long six years since the Canadian nerd-rockers' last album (and first major one on their own), which is why they spend our 20 Questions talking about everything from Stravinsky to Deep Space Nine, Kid A to Royal Canadian Navy Ship's Team Diver Coveralls.

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20 Questions: Wax Idols

Wax Idols' Hether Fortune is doing post-punk the way it should be, with heavy melodies and sweet emotion, and to celebrate her third album under the name, reveals to PopMatters the two pieces of advice she received from Jimmy Page directly.

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