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Interview

No Age’s Dean Spunt On Their New Album, Navigating The Industry, & The Late Grant Hart

Ten years ago, it seemed like No Age would never stop making noise. The Los Angeles duo (guitarist Randy Randall, drummer/singer Dean Allen Spunt) introduced…
Michael Tedder | January 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm

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Read Our Q&A With Yo La Tengo And Hear 4 Songs From Their New Album There’s A Riot Going On

Hoboken’s Yo La Tengo, one of the longest-running and most rewarding indie-rock bands since the genre had a name, are up there with Tom Waits…
Dan Weiss | January 18, 2018 - 10:02 am

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Artist To Watch: Paddy Hanna

It played out like a scene in a downbeat, indie-level This Is Spinal Tap. In one of his succession of failed projects, Irish songwriter Paddy…
Ryan Leas | January 17, 2018 - 10:57 am

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Artist To Watch: Haley Heynderickx

To write "Untitled God Song," Haley Heynderickx had to get away from God's creation. "I was living with a friend and very self-conscious because we…
Stephen Deusner | January 16, 2018 - 9:20 am

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Collective Soul’s Ed Roland Talks About The Legacy Of “Shine,” Making Albums At Home, & The Increasing Rarity Of The Riff

Tracking Down is a newish Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute.
Dan Weiss | January 15, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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Ty Segall On Freedom’s Goblin, The Whole “Prolific” Thing, & The Hip-Hop Album He Hopes To Make

To be honest with you reader, Ty Segall, boy king of the American Garage Rock Scene, never struck me as a morning person. Or even…
Michael Tedder | January 15, 2018 - 9:21 am

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Artist To Watch: Caroline Rose

It's slightly ironic that Caroline Rose's new album LONER begins with a song called "More Of The Same." If you're familiar with her last album,…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2018 - 9:02 am

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That Grand Sense Of Melancholy: David Bazan On Resurrecting Pedro The Lion

From the outside, nothing in David Bazan’s world seems out of the ordinary. On a chilly December evening in a nicely generic and antiseptic-smelling…
Robert Ham | December 27, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Daryl McDaniels Talks Die Hard, Keith Haring, & Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas In Hollis” 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago this Oct. 12, A&M Records released the Special Olympics benefit LP A Very Special Christmas. Adorned with album art by Downtown New…
Ron Hart / Billboard | December 21, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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Sisters In Arms: The Blow And EMA Talk Touring In Tough Times

Erika M. Anderson is resting her head on the table for a minute. It's been a long tour. A long year. And you can't blame…
Michael Tedder | December 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm

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Dire Straits’ John Illsley Talks Rock Hall Induction, Odds Of A Reunion Performance

For Dire Straits bassist John Illsley -- the only full-time and continuing member of the band along with frontman Mark Knopfler -- being elected into…
Gary Graff / Billboard | December 13, 2017 - 3:20 pm

2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

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Lucy Dacus On Her Sophomore Album Historian

Not many artists had as good a year as Lucy Dacus did in 2016. The Richmond, VA-based musician released her debut album, No Burden, that…
James Rettig | December 12, 2017 - 9:55 am

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Making The Light Brighter: Bono And The Edge Talk U2’s Songs Of Experience

At a certain point in a lengthy career, it must become damn near impossible for bands to make a new album. Sure, that's what they…
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2017 - 1:53 pm

2017 In Review

Japanese Breakfast Reviews 2017: On Game Of Thrones, SZA, Blade Runner 2049, Mars One, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. After speaking to
Ryan Leas | December 8, 2017 - 3:07 pm
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