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Photo from the Brooklyn Vegan Instagram. As our nation heads into 2017 on a crest of uncertainty there is still at least one sure thing: Guided By Voices remain the greatest American rock ‘n’ roll band in existence. When discussing this legendary indie rock outfit the question inevitably becomes: which GbV are we talking about? The “classic line-up” of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, and Kevin Fennell that recorded the Holy Trinity of...
Earlier this month, North Carolina-based indie rockstar Angel Olsen announced the release of her third album, My Woman, and shared a music video for the album’s first track, “Intern.” Today, she's back again in the same silver wig for the second music video from the upcoming album, which is set for a September release. While “Intern” was more intense and glamorous,with Olsen staring deep into the camera wearing a commanding headset and backstage in...
Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler is convinced his band could have separated in its nascent stage. If Interpol met an early demise, he reasons, it wouldn't have been an implosion born of clashing personalities and difference is musical taste, but a situation where band members were ripped apart by factors outside of their control. Like basically any aspiring band seeking some semblance of purpose and direction, Interpol played gigs to disinterested beer-swillers whose mild appreciation resonated in...
In a pristine living room of a Clinton Hill brownstone, the members of Baltimore indie pop band, the Sun Club, were chilling hard. The band, a gaggle of long-haired men of vaguely crunchy college variety who describe themselves as a "group of buddies playing happy music,” lolled on the meticulously curated furniture from Brooklyn Flea, amidst the deliberately placed tchotchkes. Were it not for a neon light bent into the lumpy shape of a...

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