Author Archives: Anna-Lynne Williams

Prickling All Over: An Interview with My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond

“Even if there is tension in a collaboration, that frustration allows you to further define your own musical ideas, why you disagree or what it is that is important to you…”

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“To Comprehend a Nectar”: 14 Questions with Peter Moren

“The things I go through, most people go through, so I think it communicates.”

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“Our True Love Finds Us When it is Time”: An Interview with Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek

“Sometimes I write in the voice of someone who I believe is trying to get through to me, sometimes. But I never really understood that Nick Cave style of ‘I am a murderer on this album’ kind of thing. It’s just not me. I’d rather just cover someone else’s song.”

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Shared Islands: An Interview with High Places

“The whole idea of playing in a band as a way of paying the bills is a new concept to Rob and me. We come from a basement show, pass-the-hat-to-pay-for-gas mentality.”

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What Kind of Animal Are We: An Interview with Sara Lov

“It’s strange to me that so many hands can have a part in someone’s self-expression. It puzzles me that what I think is so bad can be considered to be so good by so many, and something that is so good can go undiscovered.”

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Do Not Despair: 11 Questions with El Perro del Mar

“I have this physical need for being around and making music, and I think I’ve had that inside of me from the very start.”

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Homespun: An Interview with Gregory and the Hawk

Gregory and the Hawk

“When you look back in history there are great musicians and great artists who’ve been screwed over, who stole others’ material and passed it off as their own, who went unnoticed ’til they were dead…”

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Song Blueprint: “The Perfect Flaw” by Sanko

Over the last decade, Erik Sanko has divided his time between the Lounge Lizards and Skeleton Key. In 2001, Sanko released his only solo album, Past Imperfect / Present Tense (Jetset Records), which contains eleven unusual and haunting songs that address loss of all kinds. On the album, Sanko performs on foreign-sounding homemade instruments alongside […]

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Contours: An Interview with Sian Alice Group

“Sometimes it all stretches out in front of you in an instant and other times you really have to put the hours in. Each song has its own rules.”

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Pop Noir: 13 Questions with Martina Topley-Bird

“I was exposed to lots of different kinds of music and culture living in London, and my parents traveled a lot and loved bringing stuff back from their travels. I suppose it’s made me open to non-mainstream music.”

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What You’re Talking About is Pure: An Interview with Idaho

“Many of my favorite trees in Los Angeles came from somewhere else. Also something about that city makes you feel like people aren’t supposed to live there.”

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12 Questions With John Grant of The Czars

“I have a troubled relationship with lyrics.”

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Fictional Worlds: An Interview with Susanna Wallumrod

Susanna Wallumrod

“Perfection and music are not necessarily related, I do not wish for the music to be perfect but to move the listener in some way.”

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“The Desert is Full of Silence”: An Interview with Rio en Medio

Rio en Medio

“I love poetry, but I can’t stand literariness, if that makes any sense. I think that is what drew me to music and away from writing.”

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Don’t Be a Slave to No Computer: 14 Questions with Minotaur Shock

Minotaur Shock

“The music I make is primarily based around me sitting in front of a computer tweaking things until my computer decides it doesn’t want to work anymore and crashes…That makes for a pretty dull live show.”

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