T. Cole Rachel

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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

Q&A: Super-Producer Glen Ballard On Jagged Little Pill, “Man In The Mirror,” & His Other Classic Recordings

Given that the wave of '90s nostalgia seems to be cresting right about now, it's only fitting that one of that decade's most successful and…
T. Cole Rachel | September 29, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Q&A: Shirley Manson On Garbage’s 20th Anniversary Reissue And Tour

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Garbage's self-titled debut, the album responsible for such '90s megahits as "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid…
T. Cole Rachel | August 27, 2015 - 10:04 am

Q&A: FIDLAR’s Zac Carper On Kicking Drugs, Staying Punk, And Sophomore Slumps

Next month, California pop-punks FIDLAR will release Too, the follow up to their much-loved self-titled 2013 debut. As evidenced by early singles "40 Oz. On
T. Cole Rachel | August 26, 2015 - 10:38 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