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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


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

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The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there's boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that…
Michael Tedder | June 3, 2018 - 9:15 pm

Sounding Board

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Still Love You, New York

I worry about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sometimes. I'm not saying it's fair, but I do. I'm also not saying they have gone the way…
Michael Tedder | June 2, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Sounding Board

The Americans Bids Farewell To TV’s Best Soundtrack With U2’s “With Or Without You”

On the cold open of the recent season finale of Saturday Night Live, our president and his loyal cronies gather in a diner to reflect…
Michael Tedder | May 31, 2018 - 10:35 am


A Brutally Candid Conversation With Lily Allen

Lily Allen didn't like her last album. She says this and squeaks out a burst of nervous rat-a-tat-tat laughter. She does this a lot in…
Michael Tedder | May 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm


Holding Court With Stephen Malkmus

For a very brief moment, Stephen Malkmus is spooning me.
Michael Tedder | May 15, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Cover Story

Sadie Dupuis And The Return Of Speedy Ortiz

Like many of us, Sadie Dupuis thought Hillary was going to win.
Michael Tedder | April 30, 2018 - 12:05 pm


Iceage Thaw Out

And lo, there came a time when deep up in Heaven, the sainted Lester Bangs plied God with enough cough syrup to be allowed to…
Michael Tedder | March 29, 2018 - 11:08 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