Tag Archives: INDYWeek

Fucked Up Dives Headfirst Into a New Chapter of Its Labyrinthine Mythology on Dose Your Dreams

“The work I did when I was a kid was to change the world in a real way, and now it’s just sort of like, ‘Ugh.'”

Indy Week | November 7, 2018

Glimmer Twins | On Pile, A Giant Dog’s Success Stems from a Great Duo

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“We are shitty people who do not deserve to be signed to Merge. But we are down.”

Indy Week | May 25, 2016

Record Review: Durham’s Maple Stave Keeps Counting with V

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Maple Stave has forever been defined by precision. More so than the unorthodox instrumentation of Andy Hull and Chris Williams, who play aluminum-body baritone electric guitars, and drummer Evan Rowe, the trio’s propulsive, pugnacious math rock is marked by method, a geodesic sense of melody, and tension ratcheted through restraint.

Indy Week | February 24, 2016

Hot takes: Tom Maxwell discusses the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ surprising hit record

“When we went out into the world, people were like, ‘What the fuck are you?’ They didn’t know Fats Waller. They didn’t know any of that shit, and they weren’t interested in schooling themselves on it. And then the jazz people were like, ‘You can’t play in tune. You are not an obvious rung on this ladder of linear musical progress to which we’ve subscribed for 50 years. You really need to go the fuck away.’ I actually thought, ‘If the rock people hate us and the jazz people hate us, then we seriously must be doing something right.'”

Indy Week | December 15, 2015

The show remains the same | Led Zeppelin 2’s Bruce Lamont talks becoming Robert Plant

INDY: How different is touring with a production like Led Zeppelin 2 and a band like Yakuza?

BRUCE LAMONT: Better catering.

INDY Week | August 19, 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

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

No Reflektion | On his solo debut, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler becomes indie rock’s king parenthetical

“When people are like, ‘Oh, you’re the guy from Arcade Fire,’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s awesome.’ If people are like, ‘Oh, you’re Win Butler’s brother,’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s my brother! Isn’t that cool?'”

INDYWeek | March 11, 2015

Daddy Issues | Sometimes a song about a boner is just a song about a boner

“We’re feminist women who write about what we like or what we think is funny.”

INDYWeek | March 4, 2015