T. Cole Rachel

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Q&A: Lush On Their Unusual Legacy & Exciting Reunion

Of all the shoegaze reunions that we've been blessed with over the past few years, perhaps none is more satisfying than the return of Lush.
T. Cole Rachel | April 4, 2016 - 11:59 am

Q&A: Ben Watt On Using Twitter To Meet Marissa Nadler, Why He Doesn’t Want To Reunite Everything But The Girl, And His Beautiful New LP

Few artists can boast a career as varied and oddly sprawling as that of Ben Watt. After releasing an acclaimed solo record in 1983, Watt…
T. Cole Rachel | April 1, 2016 - 5:02 pm

Report From São Miguel’s Tremor Festival

Now in its third year, the Tremor festival takes place on the island of São Miguel in the Azores -- a place that, quite frankly,…
T. Cole Rachel | March 23, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Q&A: Tortoise On The Catastrophist & The Process Of Making Music Without Limitations

For those of us who came of age in the early '90s, Tortoise -- Chicago's iconic post-rock granddaddies -- were a kind of gateway drug…
T. Cole Rachel | January 12, 2016 - 10:38 am

Q&A: Joanna Newsom On Moving Rocks, Annotating Lyrics, And Playing The Hits

Given the nature of her work -- the intricate arrangements; the complicated, often byzantine lyrics; the harp; that extraordinarily wild voice -- it's not surprising…
T. Cole Rachel | October 19, 2015 - 9:14 am

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I am a little biased about this because Kim is a friend, but it bums me out that so much of the attention paid to the book so far has taken the form of quotes taken entirely out of context or a focus specifically on the divorce stuff. The book is a really beautiful, articulate examination of her entire life as an artist. I understand why people are so fascinated by the end of her marriage, but honestly the other stuff in the book--particularly her involvement in the 80's NYC art world, her thoughts about art and the creative process--is about a million times more interesting.
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February 4, 2015 on What Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band Reveals About The End Of Her Marriage And The Last Days Of Sonic Youth
Some of you were asking about my setlist. This is what I sent Nina and Louise. I included spots for them to insert some new songs. 1 – Get Back 2 – All Hail Me 3 – The Museum of Broken Relationships 4 – Straight 5 – NEW SONG 6 – NEW SONG 7 – Seether 8 – Don’t Make Me Prove It 9 – Shutterbug 10 – Forsythia 11 – Wolf 12 – The Morning Sad 13 – NEW SONG 14 – Fly 15 – Spiderman 16 – It’s Holy 17 – Celebrate You ENCORE 18 – 25 19 – Shimmer Like A Girl 20 – Volcano Girls
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April 23, 2014 on Q&A: Veruca Salt’s First Joint Interview In 17 Years + “The Museum Of Broken Relationships” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
I approve of this cat-oriented artwork. And the song.
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July 16, 2013 on Mazzy Star – “California”
With all due respect, I can only WISH that my name was Z. Cole Rachel Smith. Thanks for your comments.
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March 4, 2013 on Q&A: Marnie Stern On The Pains Of Making A Living, The Joys Of eBay, And Her New Album The Chronicles Of Marnia
I generally enjoy that my Stereogum interviews are casual and conversational, but maybe you're right--I probably could have cut some of our initial chatter. In any case, I hope there was at least something in the interview you enjoyed. I don't want anyone to feel like their time is being wasted.
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February 1, 2013 on Q&A: Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield On Twin Dynamics, P.S. Eliot, And New LP Cerulean Salt
I wish. I would love to be able to take credit for writing "How Long Have You Known?" xo THURMAN
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April 9, 2012 on Progress Report: Liars
Yes, total spellcheck malfunction. I could die a thousand deaths for not spotting that, as Icky Mettle truly is one of my favorite albums of all time. SORRY, FOLKS.
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July 18, 2011 on Progress Report: Eric Bachmann (Archers Of Loaf, Crooked Fingers)
Yes, "When The President Talks to God" is a stand-alone single that Bright Eyes released in 2005. I didn't necessarily mean to imply that it was included on "Wide Awake."
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March 17, 2011 on Progress Report: Conor Oberst
I stand totally--and accurately--corrected. For some reason The Feelies have always felt like a predecessor to those bands, but clearly that is only a reality in my overcluttered brain. Thanks for setting me straight.
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November 18, 2010 on Progress Report: The Feelies