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Interview: New Pornographers
by Matt LeMay
Zumpano's Carl Newman, John Collins of Thee Evaporators, Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Limblifter's Kurt Dahle, filmmaker Blaine Thurier, and country chanteuse Neko Case combine powers for pop. "I insisted that we be called a supergroup," reveals Collins...

Interview: Yo La Tengo
by Jason Josephes
A conversation we had with Ira Kaplan from 1996 in which he reveals much of the songwriting process behind the band, the songs of Electr-o-pura, and what it was like to not actually portray the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol...

Interview: The Mountain Goats
by Sam Eccleston
A 10-year recording project consisting of one guy, John Darnielle, whose studio setup includes an acoustic guitar and a boombox. What the hell is up with that?

Interview: The Sea & Cake
by Brian Roberts
Sam Prekop discusses the band's new album, how he may have been indirectly influenced by the Captain and Tennille, and naturally, his experiences with the porno mag Oui. "It's... completely... shocking..."

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Neil Hagerty:
Neil Michael Hagerty

by Mark Richard-San

A few weeks ago, Royal Trux called it quits after 15 hard years together. Free from the veto-power of Jennifer Herrema, Neil Hagerty tries on drum machines and old organs. They don't fit.

Fri/March 2nd, 2001
Volcano Waves 1-8

Hefty Records
Italian duo's glitch-driven debut offers free ear-piercing with each listen.

Kleenex Girl Wonder:
The Smith Album

MOC Records
The best bloated, 87+ minute-long double concept comedy album since Stephen King's book-on-tape reading of Carrie.

Various Artists:
Ars Antiqua Remixed

Atomcandy Records
13th century folk music you can dance to. Kind of makes you miss Adam Ant.

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Thu/March 1st, 2001
  • Radiohead announce Amnesiac tracklist on bulletin board
  • Astralwerks to reissue three Krautrock classics from Neu!
  • Morrissey turns down Jade Tree in search for new label
  • 764-HERO announce second stint of U.S. tourdates for March
  • Joe Henry to release new full-length album this spring
  • Lloyd Cole records first album in five years for March Records

    Wed/February 28th, 2001

  • Badly Drawn Boy announces expanded North America tour
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