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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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New Miserable Interview: Gin Blossoms Frontman Robin Wilson

Gin Blossoms Frontman Robin Wilson

“In the past, it always took so much effort and [money] to get a band into record stores across the country. That was one of the main things you needed a record company for—so that you could be in every Tower Records. But, obviously, Tower Records is gone.”

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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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Scandinavia, Dreams, and Polar Bears: 12 Questions with Phon°noir

Phononoir

“I am ready to spend weeks on one song until I finally get as close as possible to that vision. Yet, my ways of getting there are rather unpredictable.”

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Random Truths About… Caribou

“I’m increasingly intolerant of religious fundamentalism of any variety. Irrationality gets under my skin.”

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Random Truths About… Karl Blau

“I don’t have much of an opinion on the music I make. I am more of a catch-and-release type creator. I guess I like the ones best that I’m hands off of.”

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Random Truths About… Brother Reade

Brother Reade

“There are certain records that your first encounter with them have a huge impact, and you can look back and see them as huge turning points. When you make music, I think you’re always subconsciously striving to pay that debt back to the world.”

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