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Thunderpussy: ‘Your Pussy Is Powerful … and Amazing Things Come Out of It!’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Thunderpussy bring the rock, Def Leppard-style

Check out my Q&A with all four members of Seattle rock band Thunderpussy — probably their most comprehensive interview yet — on Drowned in Sound.

MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser On New LP, Doing Laundry – And His Favorite Cover Of An MGMT Song

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , on 10/27/2010 by kurtorzeck

MGMT are still young. They’ve only put out two LPs. That said, the Brooklyn group led by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser has toured a helluva lot, behind the platinum Oracular Spectacular and the more recent (and more commercially unfriendly) Congratulations. So why on earth haven’t MGMT, now four years old, played Florida till now? Continue reading

Old 97’s Frontman Rhett Miller On Getting Married, His Literary Ambitions, ‘Total Anarchy’ With Jon Brion

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , on 10/12/2010 by kurtorzeck

With the Old 97’s unveiling their eighth album this week – The Grande Theatre, Volume One, which will be followed up with part two next year – here’s a look back at a nine-year-old interview with frontman Rhett Miller. I spoke with him on August 26, 2002, shortly after he married model Erica Ihan; he very much had the wedding on the brain. He revealed how collaborator Robyn Hitchcock was partially responsible for the marriage, what it was like to record with him and Jon Brion, why his planned session with Ryan Adams fell through (booze was to blame), and why writers are usually more genuine than musicians. Continue reading

British Sea Power: ‘Girls Are A Lot Prettier In The U.S. – And So Are The Boys’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , on 10/06/2010 by kurtorzeck

British Sea Power are blazing once again – the eccentric indie-rockers’ new Zeus E.P. came out digitally yesterday and sees a vinyl release next week (both via Rough Trade). In honor of the lads, here’s a quick interview I conducted with them in 2003. It’s finally seeing an online publish. Continue reading

Red House Painters’ Mark Kozelek: ‘There’s A Bad Feeling That Comes With Playing Solo Too Much’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , on 10/04/2010 by kurtorzeck

With former Red House Painters guitarist Phil Carney recently granting the Bad Penny his first-ever interview (and an MP3 premiere), the time seems right to resurrect my long-lost conversation with Mark Kozelek. Conducted August 14, 2001, it is surfacing online for the first time. And, because interview with the indie demigod are hard to come by, the full piece is presented here – all 4,900-plus words, warts and all. Continue reading

Faith In Metal: Orphaned Land Push For Peace In The Middle East

Posted in Faith In Metal, Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , on 09/28/2010 by kurtorzeck

Metalheads are fickle when it comes to approving a band’s metal cred. But it’s safe to say that your group qualifies if: 1) Fans can get arrested for listening to you; 2) You get arrested trying to record an album; and 3) You preach a message so radical that it makes some metalheads cringe.

Enter Orphaned Land, a metal band from Israel that meets all those criteria.
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Los Campesinos! Singer Talks Pavement, No Age – And That One-Of-A-Kind Box Set

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/28/2010 by kurtorzeck

There’s Nuggets. There’s Led Zeppelin’s Complete Studio Sessions. And then there’s the best box set ever. A bold statement, certainly. But by the end of this post, you should be swayed. Continue reading