Novelist Stacey D’Erasmo sits down to discuss her latest book, Wonderland, indie rock’s lack of a net, the appeal of visual artists, and what it means to put your entire self in your work....more
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Stephen Malkmus—founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and main songwriter of Pavement, one of the most critically and publicly adored bands in indie rock history—talks about his recent years with the Jicks, writing riffs, and not dwelling on the past....more
Rick Moody interviews Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson about his solo album, misinterpreting songs, and the band’s rough early days....more
Regardless of your level of enamoration with indie-rock mainstays the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, if you’re a Rumpus reader, you’ll probably dig the video for their new single “Sacrilege.”
It unfolds like a short story, with a perfectly deployed reverse timeline and undertones of dark classics like Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”
Watch it—watch it twice!...more
No teenager wants to listen to their parents’ music. For Martin Douglas, that music was hip-hop, so he gravitated toward the world of grunge and indie rock.
The only problem: that world is very white, and Douglas is black.
In an astute essay titled “The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show” after a Cocker Spaniels tune, Douglas explores what it was like to be “an outsider among the outsiders”—and what self-segregation along music-genre lines means for our culture at large....more