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Interview

Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album

From dominating alternative radio to soundtracking your favorite movie about brain injury to chartering your incredibly specific cruise, 311 are nothing if not incredibly diverse.
raptor jesus | June 21, 2017 - 3:11 pm

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Q&A: Cornelius On His First LP In 11 Years, Mellow Waves

Keigo Oyamada has made many changes to his life since 2006, when he last released an album under the moniker of Cornelius. He moved his…
Patrick St. Michel | June 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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Q&A: PUP’s Stefan Babcock On Unexpected Success, What Comes Next, And That Song About Killing His Bandmates

About one year ago, the Toronto punk quartet PUP released their second album, The Dream Is Over, a set of 10 ferociously catchy anthems that…
Michael Tedder | June 15, 2017 - 12:13 pm

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Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm

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Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

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Q&A: SNL Band’s Jared Scharff On His First 10 Years On The Show And His New Pearl Lion Video

Jared Scharff has one of the best music gigs in television. As a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live band, the Rockland County-bred guitarist…
Scott Lapatine | June 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

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Q&A: Guerilla Toss’ Kassie Carlson On Technology Anxiety, “Must”-urbation, And Her Band’s New Album GT Ultra

Guerilla Toss have come a long way from their beginnings as an inscrutable art-punk band known for their riotous live shows and scuzzy recordings. Their…
James Rettig | June 6, 2017 - 12:30 pm

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Q&A: Japanese Breakfast On Enduring Trauma, Reusing Old Songs, & Her New “Failed Concept Album”

Towards the end of Soft Sounds From Another Planet -- Michelle Zauner's second full-length as Japanese Breakfast -- there's a song that offers a blueprint…
James Rettig | June 1, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Bedouine

It's hard to imagine a more impressive introduction than Azniv Korkejian's debut album as Bedouine. The globetrotting singer-songwriter confidently strides into the frame with her…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 9:30 am

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Q&A: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker On Inhabiting New Characters & Fighting Fear With Music

When I reach Adrianne Lenker by phone it's raining in New York City -- not just misty and overcast, but pouring -- and it’s kind…
Margaret Farrell | May 30, 2017 - 1:08 pm

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Q&A: Nick Hakim On His Debut Album, Dealing With Pressure, & Nick Drake

Nick Hakim's sumptuous folk-soul-hop debut, Green Twins, seems destined to be one of those albums you hear everywhere this summer, from the hipper coffeeshops to…
Michael Tedder | May 26, 2017 - 10:07 am

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Q&A: Forest Swords On Coming Up In A Small Town And His Visual Approach To Making Music

Matthew Barnes, the composer and producer behind the Forest Swords moniker, is the first to tell you that he doesn’t listen to all that much…
Paula Mejia | May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Q&A: EDM Godfather Paul Oakenfold On Playing Mt. Everest And The State Of Electronic Music In 2017

Arguably the progenitor of EDM music and culture, DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold has no qualms about the hyper-colored, mainstream juggernaut he has spawned. In his 53rd…
Drew Fortune | May 22, 2017 - 3:08 pm

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Actress’ Darren Cunningham: Chrome Is Burning

Speaking by phone from London, Darren Cunningham doesn't initially want to explain the process behind his new album, AZD, the fifth he's released under the…
Sasha Frere-Jones | May 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Trophy Dad

First day of school icebreakers are always awkward, but sometimes the most seemingly incongruous friendships are formed that way, and occasionally they'll even lead to…
James Rettig | May 1, 2017 - 12:45 pm
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