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July 20, 2007

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Built to Spill's Doug Martsch talks to the Denver Post.


The Chicago Reader reviews the Pitchfork Music Festival.


Singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato talks to the Tacoma News-Tribune.

“I definitely went for more of a band approach on this record,” he said. “I think every record is, in a lot of ways, just a reaction to the last one. And with ‘Makers’ I just struggled with it so much for so long and kept it really, really simplistic and sparse. And I think that was a great idea for those songs, for that record. But I didn’t wanna do it again.”


Aversion reviews the new John Vanderslice album, Emerald City.


Time profiles "the most famous American writer you've never heard of," Douglas Kennedy.

"Everyone should have my problems," says Kennedy, in the elegant 19th century London house he shares with his wife and their two children. They have other homes in Paris and Berlin and on the Maltese island of Gozo. "I'm published in every English-speaking country in the world except the U.S. I'm translated into 18 languages, including Romanian and Lithuanian. They love me in Vilnius."


CNNMoney.com predicts that Harry Potter's "dollar magic" will live on.


The Minneapolis Star Tribune profiles local music bloggers.


Stylus lists the top ten classical music samples in hip hop.


The Village Voice interviews Voxtrot singer Ramesh Srivastava.


The New York Post lists the top 100 cover songs of all time.


Yoko Ono is featured on Sound Opinions today with an interview and in-studio performance.


NPR's Morning Edition offers reading suggestions for children once they finish the Harry Potter series.


Drowned in Sound interviews members of the Gossip.

Musically, the band has progressed somewhat over the course of your three albums. What can we expect with album number four?

Beth: I don't know, to be honest. I mean, we've got a few ideas and some pieces half-written, but we've just been so busy touring the Standing In The Way Of Control album for so long now that we haven't got round to thinking about it yet.
Hannah: I think it's a natural thing how the songs tend to evolve anyway. There's no concept involved; things just take their own course.


WXPN's World Cafe features an in-studio performance by Sinead O'Connor.



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