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Q&A: Matthew Sweet On His ’90s Power-Pop Trilogy & Crowdfunding A New Album

During the early 1990s Matthew Sweet released three albums that, in retrospect, form a loose trilogy of guitar-driven, big-hearted, coming-of-age power pop. It began with…
Stephen Deusner | January 6, 2016 - 1:16 pm

The Anniversary

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…
Michael Nelson | October 28, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Best Covers

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
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

More Matthew Sweet stories

The Anniversary

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…
Michael Nelson | October 28, 2013 - 1:55 pm

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…
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…
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…
Brandon Stosuy | 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"
Brandon Stosuy | 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…
Stereogum | October 25, 2007 - 10:47 am