Interview

Interview

Semisonic’s Dan Wilson Discusses The Road From “Closing Time” To Penning Taylor Swift Deep Cuts

Welcome to the second installment of "Tracking Down," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight
Dan Weiss | August 16, 2017 - 3:35 pm

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Q&A: Rainer Maria On Splitting Up, Reuniting, & Their Great New Album S/T

Rainer Maria's new album technically took 11 years to make -- hell, longer than that, given that some of the writing sessions go so far…
Ian Cohen | August 16, 2017 - 11:32 am

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Q&A: Death From Above’s Sebastien Grainger On Changing Their Name (Again) & New Album Outrage! Is Now



When they first appeared in the early '00s, Death From Above -- then without the "1979," once more without the "1979" today -- drew attention…
Ryan Leas | August 15, 2017 - 10:17 am

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Q&A: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck On His New Band With Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker & Automatic For The People’s 25th Anniversary Reissue

Even at the height of R.E.M.'s success, guitarist Peter Buck didn't like to take breaks. During his free moments, Buck would play with Warren Zevon…
Michael Tedder | August 3, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Lollapalooza Ups The Festival Merch Game

Last year's 25th anniversary Lollapalooza was overall pretty solid. I saw Radiohead, and Malia Obama, and got a contact high at Flatbush Zombies. The annual…
Scott Lapatine | August 3, 2017 - 9:36 am

Cover Story

Can We Get A Witness

About a minute after a car drops us off in the heart of one of the older, scenic neighborhoods in Lisbon, Benjamin Booker sees a…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2017 - 10:47 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Partner

Few bands sound like they're having more fun than Partner. Lucy Niles and Josée Caron have mastered the art of triumphant alt-rock songs about the…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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“Flagpole Sitta” At 20: A Conversation With Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson

Welcome to the first installment of "Tracking Down," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight
Dan Weiss | July 28, 2017 - 2:08 pm

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Q&A: Gillian Welch On The Arcane Process Of Pressing Vinyl & Why She Didn’t Feel Like A Proper Artist Until Now

The music of Gillian Welch exists outside of time. When she first started performing under her own name in the '90s, she was singing dirges…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2017 - 12:59 pm

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Q&A: Ben Gibbard On His Teenage Fanclub Tribute, The Next Death Cab LP, & His Heaviest Song Ever

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Ben Gibbard's favorite band is Teenage Fanclub, another ostensibly alt-rock-identified bunch of formalist squares whose records are as crafty and…
Dan Weiss | July 27, 2017 - 11:18 am

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Q&A: Ariel Pink On Trump, Madonna, & His New Album Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

"Pursuit of fame is as deadly as any narcotic I have ever used," proclaims the header of Bobby Jameson's blog. He started writing entries in…
Lindsey Rhoades | July 25, 2017 - 10:43 am

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Michael McDonald Picks The Song Of The Summer

Stereogum's annual Song Of The Summer contest is still anyone's game, and who better to assess this year's competitors than Michael McDonald? This fall the…
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2017 - 9:51 am

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Q&A: D∆WN On Bringing A Stadium Show To Misfit Kids Wherever She Goes

Before we see Dawn Richard play Pitchfork Festival’s Blue Stage, we see what she’s built for us: three jagged peaks made of neon tubing rising…
Sasha Geffen | July 24, 2017 - 1:09 pm

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Q&A: Mitski On Her Next Album & Making Sense Of Newfound Fame

Mitski Miyawaki responds to interview questions with the same thoughtful precision she brings to her songwriting. There is no flippancy in her answers, and they…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 11:08 am

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Q&A: Priests On Playing Festivals And Why They’re Not Just A Political Band

It can't be easy for DIY punk bands to play on giant outdoor stages at music festivals -- especially if they've only played a few…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm
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