Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dialed In | How reviving the years-gone Dial-a-Song revitalized They Might Be Giants

“When they invented the 718 area code, I was afraid that Dial-a-Song would be kind of ruined, because we would be exposed as kind of non-New York City residents. There was such an expansion-team feeling about the 718 area code.”

City Weekly | April 30, 2015

Mac McCaughan — Non-Believers (Merge)

The “’82 Honda getting all its tapes stolen” during “Your Hologram,” the rows of duplex houses with trimmed hedges during “Lost Again,” the black dog that waits by the mailbox during “Our Way Free”: Non-Believers is too rife with frayed, specific details to be incidental.

Indy Week | April 29, 2015

Fingerpickin’ Good | Leo Kottke is still enamored with the guitar after all these years

“I knew if I stopped that, it’d never start again,” Kottke says. “And it was an easy decision to make, because I can’t do anything else.”

Charleston City Paper | April 29, 2015

Mazurek’s Black Cube São Paulo | A Spiritual Quest

“Every time I pick up the cornet or write, compose or play now, I really feel that she’s there, surrounding the situation.”

Charlotte Viewpoint | April 17, 2015

The Sonics — This is The Sonics (Revox)

Once years ahead of their time, The Sonics now sound just a bit antiquated.

Dusted | April 9, 2015

Future Perfect | Future Islands’ Sam Herring talks about Letterman, chest-beating sincerity, and what’s next

“A lot of people have asked, ‘What’s it like to finally find success after David Letterman?’ And people ask us, ‘What’s it like to finally be selling out shows?’ And it’s like, ‘We’ve been selling out shows for years!’ And we laugh at it, because we’ve been pretty successful for three or four years.”

Charleston City Paper | April 8, 2015

Jake Xerxes Fussell — self-titeld (Paradise of Bachelors)

Fussell’s debut—assured, eloquent, great—feels like a meditation upon a continuum of circumstances, like building a new fence from old stones.

Indy Week | April 1, 2015