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Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Initially, some thought it was a Sufjan Stevens side project or even a fake name. And part of that is understandable, as Welcome to the Welcome Wagon certainly features some very Sufjanesque elements. But the personalities behind Welcome Wagon are, indeed, real and very much their own persons who struggle through knowing what to do […]

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

There’s a reason Tony Dekker was one of the first interviews we ever requested and printed here at Stereo Subversion. The organic soundscapes of Great Lake Swimmers are simply beautiful and haunting, not just content with describing the natural world but instead placing the listener inside complex analogies of life and loss within such confines. […]

Alexander

Alexander

Ryan Alexander believes he reached too far. I don’t buy it. Then again, his opinion matters a lot more than my own. Alexander’s last album, White Flags and Silver Spoons Have to Sleep in Separate Rooms, found some critical appeal, but failed to attract fans in a way they perhaps expected, turned away by diving […]

Metric

Metric

no⋅mad –noun 1.     a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply. 2.     any wanderer; itinerant. The Oxford American Dictionary definition of the […]

I Heart Lung

I Heart Lung

To say that Chris Schlarb is one half of I Heart Lung is an incorrect statement. Together with drummer Tom Steck, the two are the heart that pumps blood to the band, but there are many other musicians who contribute to the vision of I Heart Lung. For further evidence, check the lengthy list of […]

Tommy Keene

Tommy Keene

Tommy Keene started making his memorable records back in the early ‘80s and emotionally sincere songs, such as “Places That Are Gone,” made him an immediate hit with The Replacements/R.E.M. set. These great tunes also attracted a few topnotch producers, like Don Dixon (who worked with R.E.M. in the early days), and a relative unknown […]

Funeral Party

Funeral Party

It is the classic rock and roll story – a handful of bright young people venture forth from their suburban homes to start the next great iconic band. Going against the grain, they eschew what is popular in favor of their personal artistic voice. They have little to work with and rely on the equipment […]

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

*Artwork courtesy of Danny Jock. Gotta love that Southern hospitality. It even extends a warm welcome and all-you-can-eat refreshments to the musical world. Just a quick survey of the map reveals several hotbeds of meaningful music that continue to give and give until we are so full we can’t listen anymore, whether it’s New Orleans, […]

Everything, Now!

Everything, Now!

Jon Rogers plays music next to a revolving door, rotating band members in and out who remain just long enough to make an album or play a tour and then leave for the next big thing. And after several years, he says he’s growing tired of it. Can’t blame him. Everything, Now!’s latest album garnered […]

Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards isn’t one to rush into things. When writing lyrics, playing instruments or crafting songs, she is very intentional with her choices, which is probably why her material rises above a lot of the dreck found on the radio these days. It also helps explain why seven years have passed between album releases […]