Interview

The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

Tucked away in the corner of a thriving Swedish tech company's Manhattan office, three Scottish musicians are staring intently at their streaming analytics. The stat…
Caitlin White | 12:19 pm
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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
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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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Q&A: Bernard Sumner On New Order’s Music Complete And The Ghosts Of Manchester

Whenever a band as iconic and deeply influential as New Order decides to release a new album, it's cause for both celebration and concern. For…
T. Cole Rachel | August 25, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Q&A: Shopping On Consumerism, Making Music For Fun, & Their Sophomore Album Why Choose

London's Shopping are often described as a political punk band, a trio deeply concerned with rampant consumerism wrought by capitalism, but that's less than half…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 20, 2015 - 9:26 am

Q&A: LIZ On “When I Rule The World” And Her Plans For The Future

Elizabeth Abrams has been working with writers and producers since she was a young teenager and, with over a decade of studio time put in,…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 10:07 am
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Q&A: Julia Holter On Her New Album Have You In My Wilderness

One of the hardest things involved with writing about L.A.-based musician Julia Holter is trying to figure out exactly how to describe what she does.
T. Cole Rachel | August 18, 2015 - 4:52 pm
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Q&A: Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel On The Future Of The Band, Working With Sofia Coppola, And Inspiring The Name “Stereogum”

Things that make me feel surprisingly and suddenly old: (1) the fact that Air's soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides was released 15 years ago; and…
T. Cole Rachel | August 14, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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Q&A: Natalie Prass On Her Next Album, Playing Festivals, & Loving The War On Drugs

Natalie Prass' self-titled debut is an equal parts giddy and dour testament to the often-devastating power of love. It's a massive album, desperate and joyful…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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Swell Content: Speedy Ortiz On Donald Trump, Lenny Kravitz, Drake, & Other Hot Topics

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2015 - 5:06 pm
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Q&A: Ought On David Foster Wallace, Banning Shirtless Bros, & Their New Album Sun Coming Down

If post-punk speaks the language of disaffection, then don't call Ought a post-punk band. The Montreal-based quartet wrote their 2014 debut LP, More Than Any
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm
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Q&A: Jorge Elbrecht On What Producers Really Do, What Ariel Pink Is Really Like, And How Mainstream Pop Has Reached A State Of Idiocracy

For the better part of the past dozen years, Jorge Elbrecht has had a hand in creating some of the most beautiful, forward-thinking, and occasionally…
T. Cole Rachel | July 29, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Q&A: Gardens & Villa On Their Black Mirror-Inspired Music For Dogs And Frogtown Warehouse Cult

Gardens & Villa's new album, Music For Dogs, rarely sounds like it could've been made in California. It's the kind of album that, though it…
Ryan Leas | July 29, 2015 - 10:02 am
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The Dude Abides: At Home With Mac DeMarco

Up until now, it's primarily been a merciful and mild summer in New York City. This day, though, possesses the kind of vicious sun that…
Ryan Leas | July 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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Q&A: Lou Barlow Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of Kids

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Kids -- Larry's Clark's infamous, lascivious, inflammatory film about a bunch of New York City teenagers drinking, drugging,…
T. Cole Rachel | July 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm
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A Day At The Museum With Albert Hammond Jr.

The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don't make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that ca…
Ryan Leas | July 17, 2015 - 2:12 pm
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Q&A: Amy Bezunartea On Becoming A New Villain + “New Villain” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's understandable if you're not familiar with Amy Bezunartea just yet -- her debut album came out five years ago and flew largely under the…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 11:31 am

Q&A: Protomartyr On Their New Album The Agent Intellect + “Why Does It Shake?”

2014 was a pinnacle year for Protomartyr. The band released its sophomore album and Hardly Art debut, Under Color Of Official Right, in the spring,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 14, 2015 - 10:01 am
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Q&A: Jason Isbell Talks Something More Than Free And Rising From The Darkness

You can stop asking Jason Isbell about the pressure to follow up Southeastern. He doesn't feel any. That's because, two years later, he's releasing a…
Caitlin White | July 13, 2015 - 3:19 pm
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Q&A: Sic Alps’ Mike Donovan On His New Band Peacers + “Laze It” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When Mike Donovan and Matt Hartman founded Sic Alps in 2004, San Francisco's storied modern-day garage-psych community was still bubbling below the radar. Prolific scene…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2015 - 9:53 am
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