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Mims Talks “This Is Why I’m Hot” 10 Years Later And Why He Left Rap Behind To Pursue Technology

Welcome to the third installment of "Tracking Down," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight
Dan Weiss | September 13, 2017 - 2:45 pm

Counting Down

The New Pornographers Albums From Worst To Best

There's one thing to get straight about the New Pornographers. Even if you've ever listened to Limblifter, Immaculate Machine, the Evaporators, and yes, Zumpano, enlisting…
Dan Weiss | August 28, 2017 - 11:37 am

Interview

Semisonic’s Dan Wilson Discusses The Road From “Closing Time” To Penning Taylor Swift Deep Cuts

Welcome to the second installment of "Tracking Down," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight
Dan Weiss | August 16, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Interview

“Flagpole Sitta” At 20: A Conversation With Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson

Welcome to the first installment of "Tracking Down," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight
Dan Weiss | July 28, 2017 - 2:08 pm

Interview

Q&A: Ben Gibbard On His Teenage Fanclub Tribute, The Next Death Cab LP, & His Heaviest Song Ever

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Ben Gibbard's favorite band is Teenage Fanclub, another ostensibly alt-rock-identified bunch of formalist squares whose records are as crafty and…
Dan Weiss | July 27, 2017 - 11:18 am

Sounding Board

Chester Bennington Turned Nü-Metal Universal

What was so startling about Chester Bennington's left-field rant this past May toward fans who weren't down with Linkin Park's EDM-influenced 2017 single "Heavy" (a…
Dan Weiss | July 20, 2017 - 8:06 pm

Interview

Q&A: Steve Harwell On 20 Years Of Smash Mouth And Coming To Terms With All Those “All Star” Memes

Smash Mouth’s trajectory isn’t like that of any other band, really. They began life as a ska-punk act that broke out with the debut album…
Dan Weiss | July 7, 2017 - 9:45 am

The Anniversary

Sugar Ray & Third Eye Blind Ruled Summer ’97 Beginning 20 Years Ago Today

Somehow, even though there were 3,652 days in the 1990s, two of the most insidious hooks of the decade managed to be released on the…
Dan Weiss | June 16, 2017 - 1:41 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Allman Brothers Songs

As so many dads, among others, will tell you, the Allman Brothers' interpretations of blues, rock, country, R&B, and jazz were greatly their own, completely…
Dan Weiss | May 30, 2017 - 11:19 am

Sounding Board

Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording "Black Hole Sun," which was…
Dan Weiss | May 19, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Interview

Q&A: Shamir On His Surprise New Album Hope, Discovering Blake Babies, & More

Shamir Bailey, the 22-year-old Philly-via-Vegas polymath who goes only by his first name, made one of 2015's best and brightest albums -- and possibly its…
Dan Weiss | April 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm

The Anniversary

“MMMBop” Turns 20

Get it out of your system: Mmmbop. Da ba du bop. Du ba da ba du bop. Da ba du. Maybe grab a shaker or…
Dan Weiss | April 14, 2017 - 10:15 am