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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.

Evan Sawdey
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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.

Evan Sawdey
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20 Questions: Eric Hutchinson

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson opens up on giant turkey floats, time travel, and the creative process behind his new album, Modern Happiness.

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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.

Evan Sawdey
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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: Keys N Krates

"Use as few sounds as possible to get your point across when making music." Pretty great advice from a dance trio that's shaking up the system.

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.

Evan Sawdey
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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."

Evan Sawdey
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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: Doctors of Madness' Richard Strange

The Sex Pistols once opened for them, and are cited as the missing link between glam and punk. At long last, their music is available again, and frontman/erstwhile Death Eater Richard Strange reflects on it all.

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20 Questions: The Accidentals

The 20-something renegades may be gearing up for a major label debut in 2017, but at the end of the day, they'll be good with some grilled goat cheese sandwiches.

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20 Questions: Miracles of Modern Science

They may be a string section, but they made a pop disc great enough to land on our own Best Pop Albums of 2015 list. Now, they wanna talk about Foster the People (naturally).

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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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20 Questions: The Lighthouse and the Whaler

A love of M83 drove the Lighthouse and the Whaler to their latest bold LP, but so did a love of stealing pirate ships and quitting jobs in order to see Sigur Ros concerts.

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20 Questions: Tim Noyes of Handsome Ghost

Last year, PopMatters premiered Handsome Ghost's "Blood Stutter". This year, we caught up with Tim Noyes after a performance to have him answer '20 Questions'.

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20 Questions: Albert Hammond, Jr.

For Albert Hammond Jr., "Sometimes you wanna be James Bond and sometimes you wanna be Marlon Brando until you realize you can't be either!"

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20 Questions: Cannibal Ox

Natalie Portman. James Brown. Seinfeld. These are just a few things that Cannibal Ox love, just as much as people love the fact that they're finally back.

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20 Questions: Mon Draggor

Richard Jankovich released an electro-pop gem as the Burnside project in 2003. Now, he has a new name, two new albums he's giving away for free, and 20 questions to answer.

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20 Questions: Jen Wood

Jen Wood did a duet with the Postal Service, but has an amazing solo career all her own -- as well as an invisible Lasso of Truth, we're told.

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20 Questions: Sloan

After over 20 years in the game, Sloan's Andrew Scott contributes a hell of an epic to the band's new "multiple-solo project" album Commonwealth and tells us of why he ended up stealing so many USA license plates in his time.

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20 Questions: Bishop Allen

They started with an "EP a month" gimmick that actually proved how good they were at songwriting, and to celebrate their first new album in five years, tell us all about Winston Churchill.

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20 Questions: Slow Club

This Sheffield duo takes great care to craft new types of songs on every album, and also tell us that the soundtrack to Sister Act 2 just may be the greatest album ever made ...

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20 Questions: The Verve Pipe

"The Freshmen" defined them, but their pop songs since were mature and nuanced. With his band's first album in 13 years, Brian Vander Ark tells us what he thinks is the most tear-jerking scene from Frozen and just how long he can sustain a burp ...

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20 Questions: Say Hi

Eric Elbogen is a music critic turned indie rock icon. His latest, Endless Wonder, just released. And he wants to name his kid after a cracker company.

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20 Questions: Unicycle Loves You

Jim Carroll's band Unicycle Loves You changes styles every album, and now are smothering joyous pop hooks in fuzzed-out indie grit. This dynamic fuels ULY's sound, but as this 20 Questions reveals, Carroll is fueled by oh-so-much more.

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20 Questions: Woo

With their first album of new material in a long time, Woo talk about helping U2's early career, the power of Q on Star Trek, and their one album that has yet to sell a single copy.

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20 Questions: We Are Scientists

These guitar-based indie pop titans release a delightful new album, discuss the greatness of Tusk, and find a correlation between Macbeth and BASEketball.

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20 Questions: Barzin

This Canadian songsmith writes gorgeous music that is simultaneously lush and intimate, but that doesn't mean he still has some choice words about Frank Zappa, Rob Ford, and so much more.

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20 Questions: New Bums

When you take the Skygreen Leopards' frontman and place him with the prolific indie god Ben Chasny, what do you get? Stories about Settlers of Catan, drunk-tank philosophy, and a great new band called New Bums, we discover ...

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20 Questions: Latyrx

When Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born came together for 1997's sole Latyrx album, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, and more helped turn it into an underground classic. The long-awaited follow-up arrived at long last in 2013, and the only thing that's as entertaining as The Second Album is their answers to our 20 Questions ...


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