Archive for the 'The AD Interview' Category

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Inspired to pursue pop music after discovering the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Margo Guryan, a schooled jazz pianist, crafted brilliant pop gems that were recorded by artists ranging from Mama Cass, Astrid Gilberto and Julie London to Glen Campbell, Bobby Gentry, and beyond. Thanks in part to a pair of reissues, and Saint Etienne’s cover of […]

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It’s been a minute, but with both Patterson Hood and Will Johnson having solo records out this week (Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance and Scorpion, respectively), it seemed like a good time to bring back Longshots — an AD feature in which we step back and let artists interview one another. I kick things […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

When we first wrote about Foxygen, the band was on the verge of inking a label deal with Jagjaguwar (who recently re-released the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP). Now labeled up, the band is, for the first time, seriously touring behind their work – all while maintaining their frenetic pace of writing and recording. […]

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

People like to call Kelly Hogan a “chanteuse,” but isn’t that really just a fancy French word for “she can sing her ass off?” The Georgia native cut her teeth belting it out in Atlanta with rootsy-jazzy-indie-indefinable The Jody Grind before moving on to the Rock*A*Teens, and then to Chicago, where she tried to quit […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

It might have seemed just a bit too obvious to ask Dean Wareham to work on a project scoring screen test films done by Andy Warhol, but really it was all too perfect. Wareham has received his fair share of comparisons to the Velvet Underground over the years through his work in Galaxie 500, Luna, […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nearly five years is a long time to wait, but it’s been that long since Jim White’s last official LP. Though he released a live EP and a soundtrack for a play in the meantime, it’s been a tumultuous span of time – White left Luaka Bop, the  label that had been his home since […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Josh Tillman has been writing, recording and releasing albums for a decade now. Like Captain Beefheart and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy before him, it was announced last month that future Tillman output would be released under the guise of Father John Misty. A new beginning? Indeed. If past Tillman releases mined the intricacies of greys and […]

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Earlier this month we caught up with YETI publisher Mike McGonigal, the man behind one of our favorite compilations of the year — the Tompkins Square release This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982. A continuation of sorts to McGonigal’s initial collaboration with the label, 2009′s Fire In My Bones, the […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Chunklet has been busy of late. Earlier this year the Atlanta based institution released their latest book, The Indie Cred Test, and announced they would be handling both The Olivia Tremor Control’s vinyl reissues as well as a vinyl companion LP to the Jesus Lizard’s reunion-tour DVD, Club. We caught up with Chunklet founder/editor Henry […]