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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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