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The Long Winters’ John Roderick Is Running For Seattle City Council

The last time we heard from the Long Winters’ John Roderick, he was working on the follow-up to 2006’s Putting The Days To Bed. Nothing ever came of that and, outside of a split single with Spiral Stairs in 2010, it looks like the band is inactive for the time being. But Roderick has started… More »

By: James Rettig / May 12, 2015 - 8:20 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

Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar @ The El Rey Theatre & KCRW Studio, Los Angeles 10/23/09

Master thespian Ben Gibbard brought his Jack Kerouac-celebrating collaboration with Jay Farrar to Los Angeles on a busy Friday which had the pair (along with Death Cab resident beard Nick Harmer) record a session for KCRW before headlining a show at the El Ray with Long Winter main mind John Roderick in the early slot. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 2:33 pm

Progress Report: The Long Winters

NAME: The Long Winters
PROGRESS REPORT: Recording their fourth full-length album at Electrokitty Recording, Bog Roll Studio, and Two Sticks Audio in Seattle.

“It’s been a pretty hilarious process,” say Long Winters main guy John Roderick of their transient recording process. Recording the followup to 2006’s Putting The Days To Bed, the Long Winter… More »

By: jessica / May 7, 2009 - 11:32 pm

New Intramural – “Impairment Begins With The First Drink” (w/ Teeter Sperber from LadybiRdS)

Nowadays ex-Desaparecidos guitarist/Statistics frontman Denver Dalley’s recording electro-acoustic music under the Intramural moniker. He and co-producer Sam Shacklock’s longtime-in-the-making debut This Is A Landslide includes 10 tracks, each with a different vocalist, including Greg Dulli, Judah Nagler of the Velvet Teen, Minipop’s Tricia Kanne, the Pink Spiders? Matt Fricton, and John Roderick of the Long… More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 2:29 pm

Oh No! Oh My! Cover Huey Lewis

Won’t be ’til next year, but brace yourself for a project being billed as a joke gone, well, right: Are You Still With Me?!, a tribute to Huey Lewis. Conceived over laughs in ’04, the project’s coming to fruition in ’08, and it’s got some fun folks in tow. Yes, these indie cover comps are… More »

By: Stereogum / July 23, 2007 - 11:11 am

‘Roo Remainders: The Hold Steady Rock “Stuck Between Stations,” John Roderick Deems Them Stuck Between E Street Band, Bad Company, Foreigner and Styx

In what should be the last of the scraps of our trek to Manchester, TN this past weekend, we were psyched to share with ya a clip of what we (and a lot of you) thought was one of the fest’s best sets. But then we stumbled upon the musings of the Long Winters’ Joh… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2007 - 12:31 pm

Revenge Of The (Music) Nerds

It seems that, even in this enlightened age, music jocks and music nerds just can’t get along. From Seattle Weekly (via Glenn):”In the music community, it’s perceived as being a very negative thing,” says [Sunset Tavern owner Max] Genereaux of his frat alum status. “I’d much rather talk about being in recovery from drugs and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 28, 2007 - 11:07 am

Death Cab Fans Overweight And Shitty?!

Pitchfork was underwhelmed with the Chicago Bookeaters concert:Ben Gibbard closed out the night, but not before comedian/musician Fred Armisen made a surprise appearance as the Death Cab for Cutie frontman himself. Armisen’s intentional false starts included lines like, “This song is about how much I hate the Death Cab fans. They’re so overweight and…shitty,” and,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2006 - 5:10 pm

John Roderick Performs “Pushover” @ Beacon Theater, NY 8/23/06

Another vid from last night’s Revenge Of The Bookeaters. Johnny charmed with amusing anecdotes (he cut his own hair earlier in the day!) and stripped down three lovely Long Winters songs. Here’s one. Enjoy:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 24, 2006 - 12:04 pm

Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne Duet For $5,000

If we donated $5,000, Bookeaters host John Hodgman promised the sold out Beacon crowd, Sufjan Stevens and David Byrne would perform together at the end of the night! Together for the first time! Break out your wallets!

Twenty dollars bought a hug from Dave Eggers (really)…

One girl in the audience… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 23, 2006 - 11:54 pm

New Long Winters Video – “Fire Island, AK”

We already told you how much we love John Roderick and the new Long Winters album Putting The Days To Bed. Especially the shimmery pop-rock “Fire Island, AK.” When we found out our friend Bex Schwartz was directing the video, we thought Stereogum would be the perfect place to premiere it:

Nice… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2006 - 1:18 pm

Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, Jon Stewart Rock For Literacy

Must … get … tickets …

Revenge Of The Book Eaters Beacon Theater, NYC 8/23
Sufjan Stevens
David Byrne
Jon Stewart
John Roderick
Dave Eggers
Sarah Vowell
John Hodgman
+ Special Guests

It’s the first in a six concert series to raise money for children’s literacy programs in 826 writing centers.

Pray… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 12, 2006 - 3:44 pm

New Long Winters – “Fire Island, AK”

“John Roderick writes songs that make you feel like you?ve been talking to someone really interesting in an airport for the last hour and, although you know you?ll never see them again, you just told them your whole life story and a part of you will love them forever.”

That’s Barsuk’s way of saying… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2006 - 4:27 pm

New Long Winters – “Ultimatum”

Lately DJ Sarah has been spinning Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta,” which is cool ’cause ’90s nostalgia’s so hott, and I’ve realized I still love that song.

Perhaps some of you, like Sarah, didn’t realize Danger men John Roderick and Sean Nelson are now in The Long Winters?! They’ve released two must-own power pop LP… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 6, 2005 - 3:47 pm

Chrismukkah With The Long Winters

I’ve never seen an episode of The O.C.. Jessica says I’m crazy, but now that the show’s not opposite West Wing maybe I’ll start watching. I’m aware it has cool soundtrack music.

Is it too early for Christmas songs? The following cut is from The O.C.: Mix 3 (Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah). The… More »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2004 - 8:40 am