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Cover Story

Big Thief’s Big Year

I am trying very hard to make this orange look like an orange. But after trying my best to bring my illustration of Adrianne Lenker's…
Michael Tedder | September 25, 2019 - 10:00 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Tool Fear Inoculum

Tool fans have earned a reputation for being intense. And that self-seriousness, and the resulting implication that you just don't get it, has turned a…
Michael Tedder | August 30, 2019 - 12:45 pm


White Reaper Are Gonna Make You Notice

Industry showcases are an odd thing. Some record company gathers together label people, media types and maybe some radio people together in a venue, and…
Michael Tedder | July 24, 2019 - 10:00 am

Sounding Board

Kacey Musgraves’ Charm Offense Seizes Governors Ball

After noting that she just got back from an international tour, Kacey Musgraves shot the Governors Ball crowd a mile-wide smile, one of many, and…
Michael Tedder | June 2, 2019 - 3:37 pm


The Brave Explosions Of Charly Bliss

(Trigger warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault.) In 2015, Charly Bliss had self-released a three-song EP called Soft Serve and were…
Michael Tedder | May 10, 2019 - 10:30 am

The Anniversary

Two Suns Turns 10

The thing about concept albums is that they're more for the artist than they are for the listener. And by concept album, I don't mean…
Michael Tedder | April 5, 2019 - 10:00 am

In Conversation

In Conversation: Kim Gordon & Steve Gunn

Kim Gordon has long been one of our most intimidating rock stars. From her work with the legendary Sonic Youth to her side gig Free…
Michael Tedder | January 17, 2019 - 2:39 pm

The Anniversary

Mutations Turns 20

It is a question that has vexed philosophers, by which I mean people who perhaps overthink popular music, for 25 years now: Who is the…
Michael Tedder | November 2, 2018 - 9:50 am


Gary Busey Has A New Single Out Next Week So We Asked Him About His Music Career

For people of a certain age, Gary Busey is best known as a rapscallion of disputable '00s television, popping up in programs such as Entourage,…
Michael Tedder | October 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm

The Anniversary

Electro-Shock Blues Turns 20

She was in and out of mental hospitals and drug rehabs constantly. Then she wrote a note about going to join our father in a
Michael Tedder | October 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm

The Anniversary

The Chemistry Of Common Life Turns 10

As far as lyric as band-thesis statements go, Fucked Up never made their ethos clearer than on the chanted refrain of "Twice Born." "Hands up…
Michael Tedder | October 5, 2018 - 11:55 am

Sounding Board

Riot Fest Pulled It Off In The End

I've been really in the weeds with work lately. Just completely buried in it. Call It Freelancer Syndrome: I just say yes to everything. Recently…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2018 - 11:32 am

Tracking Down

Toad The Wet Sprocket Frontman Glen Phillips Is Cool With His Band Not Being Cool

Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. 1991…
Michael Tedder | August 7, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Sounding Board

Billy Corgan Gives The People Of New Jersey What They Want And Then Some

As I trudged to the train station, the resentment bubbled.
Michael Tedder | August 3, 2018 - 4:40 pm


Interpol’s Paul Banks Talks About Their New Dave Fridmann-Produced Album Marauder

Anyone who spent time listening to indie rock in the '00s has, on at least one occasion, asked themselves, "what exactly does 'subway, she is…
Michael Tedder | July 11, 2018 - 9:56 am

Comments from Michael Tedder

As the guy that went to bat for As Good As Dead, I just wanted to jump in here and also stan Local H as STILL one of the best working rock bands, and also to reiterate that Cats is a classic album, up there with any '98 classic you might want to stan for. Good work, Michael and Ian.
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October 3, 2018 on Local H On Music-Biz Bullshit, Toxic Nostalgia, And 20 Years Of Pack Up The Cats
I know it's weird to read a PDF. I did the piece four years ago for Wondering Sound before Lost In The Dream came out. The website closed within a year, so I uploaded the PDF I saved. I thought it turned out fun.
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May 15, 2018 on Holding Court With Stephen Malkmus
Hey bakedbeans, would you accept "went to the batting cages with War On Drugs?" https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/2641692/The_War_on_Drugs_Interview___Wondering_Sound.pdf?1515044544
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May 15, 2018 on Holding Court With Stephen Malkmus
We have achieved #PeakLeas
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August 18, 2017 on Be Here Now Turns 20