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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

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

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… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011

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

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… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2008

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

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,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2007