All "Matthew Sweet" stories

Return to Story

No Alternative Turns 20

Every one of these Anniversary stories is celebrating a bygone moment, of course — that’s the nature of looking back on an album a decade or two after its release — but few if any subjects seem so firmly, inextricably lodged in the past as the 1993 compilation No Alternative, which turned 20 years old… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work. We posted a short obituary at the time, but I thought that a year later we could take a closer look… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011 - 10:02 am

American Idiot: Next Stop, Broadway?

Green Day are taking their 2004 rock opera to the stage with help from Michael Mayer, the Tony-winning director of Spring Awakening. American Idiot opens 9/4 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and tickets are on sale now. Berkeley Rep also have a theatrical production of Matthew Sweet’s Girlfriend opening next year. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 30, 2009 - 10:45 am

New Matthew Sweet Live Video – “Byrdgirl” (Acoustic)

We recently let you know about a few Matthew Sweet streams related to his new record, Sunshine Lies. The consensus? The commenters, most of them “longtime fans,” weren’t impressed with the sounds (“Blech, I love Matthew Sweet and was looking forward to this, but I’ve heard it and it sucks,” “Speaking as a longtime Sweet… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2008 - 11:05 am

New Matthew Sweet Streams

Three songs — “Flying,” “Room To Rock,” and “Byrdgirl” — from Matthew Sweet’s forthcoming Sunshine Lies are streaming at his MySpace and website. (Note: “Byrdgirl” is not a cover of Antony’s “Bird Girl.” It’s more a Roger McGuinn byrd.) Sunshine Lies is out 8/26 on Shout! Factory. More »

By: brandon / July 22, 2008 - 4:14 pm

New Matthew Sweet – “Wild”

There was that moment when Athens, GA-via-Lincoln, NE pop-rock man/Stipe-compatriot Matthew Sweet was everywhere. That moment, specifically, was ’91, when “Girlfriend” was everywhere. “Sick Of Myself” came and went a few years later, but we’ve been pretty low on Sweet since. But Matt’s back with a great track on the behest of Devon Reed, the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2007 - 10:47 am