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2007 Stories by Michael D. Ayers

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  • Hope Solo

    published October 9, 2007

    Brooklyn’s Sam Champion were one of the only unsigned bands to play this year’s Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. They knew someone, and... More >>

  • Just Another Diamond Day

    published September 18, 2007

    I wanted to address the elephant in the room right away, though I'm talking with Ladybug Transistor founder Gary Olson in more of a basement,... More >>

  • Pinback's Autumn of the Seraphs

    published September 4, 2007

    It's been awhile since we heard from San Diego's Pinback—three years, to be exact. But some important things happened in that time, mainly... More >>

  • Liars

    published August 21, 2007

    In the material accompanying Liars, guitarist/lead vocalist Angus Andrew says: "If you told me last year Liars would release a record like... More >>

  • How Great Thou Art

    published June 5, 2007

    O'Death is not a jam band. But just to fuck with them a bit, I suggest they might be. "There were people twirling and shit the other night!" I... More >>

  • Parts & Labor's 'Mapmaker'

    published May 22, 2007

    Brooklyn's Parts and Labor make rock music, but in an unconventional way. They rely on wickedly fast and tight drums (courtesy of occasional ... More >>

  • Borderline Psychotic—In a Good Way

    published April 10, 2007

    With all the sub-sub-genre classifications that have emerged from New York this decade, psych-chic staple Blonde Redhead have barely escaped... More >>

  • Rebirth of the Cool

    published February 20, 2007

    Last month, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips played a few warm-up shows at the East Village bar Mo Pitkin's, testing out tracks from Back... More >>

  • Humble Pie

    published January 16, 2007

    Chris Garneau is scared of Pitchfork. Yes, the online music mag. He tells me this and sheepishly looks down into his Stella. I reassure him... More >>

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