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Petty Interpretations: Kyle Schlesinger Interviews Michael Pierce About Tom Petty Covers Project

In this interview, Kyle Schlesinger, published poet and proprietor of Cuneiform Press, talks with Michael Pierce, who recently released a solo cassette tape entitled Petty Interpretations, containing six covers of Tom Petty songs. Pierce is also the…

Cuneiform Press Launches Project to Publish Musician-written Texts

Poetry purveyor and publisher Kyle Schlesinger is issuing a call for writings of any kind from musicians for a new series of books. The founder and operator of celebrated imprint, Cuneiform Press, Schlesinger…

Track Premiere & Interview: The Loch Ness Mouse – “Warm Circuitry”

The Loch Ness Mouse has been making delightful indie pop for over two decades. But it wouldn’t be surprising if you haven’t heard of them — the band hails from Oslo, Norway, and…

Interview: The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman Talks Landscapes External and Internal

Before I saw The Weather Station last month in Austin, I had been listening to the band’s newest album, Loyalty, on repeat for weeks. The Weather Station is the project of Tamara Lindeman,…

FFF Fest Preview: Courtney Barnett Talks Ghost Gum & Fish Tacos

Some of the artists we’re most excited to see at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest are the up-and-coming acts that will take the stage in the early or mid-afternoon hours. You’d serve…

Interview: Meet the Members of Walter TV, Mac DeMarco’s Backing Band

On Sunday night Walter TV, the band that operates as Mac DeMarco’s band will play a show at Austin venue Mohawk. Prior to the show, Pop Press INTL. contributor Laney Feeser was able to…

Austin Band Borrisokane Talks About Upcoming Utopiafest Performance

Austin’s music scene is diverse to be sure. However, few bands exercise the kind of diversity within their body of work as Austin’s Borrisokane. They’ve been called dream pop, gloom pop, synth pop,…

Talking Heavy with Pink Mountaintops’ Stephen McBean at Austin Psych Fest

– Stephen McBean is the central force behind pscyh rock outfits Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops. These bands, which have released records on stalwart indie label Jagjaguwar, have become a household name among…

Q&A: Water Liars Talk Breakfast & Books Ahed of Their Beerland Show

Water Liars play Beerland on Saturday, May 10.  This hard-working Mississippi band is touring behind their third album in three years.  They effortlessly mix airy folk-country with gritty blues-rock.  They recently appeared on a…

Psych Fest Preview: Q&A with Roger Sellers

Austin’s own Roger Sellers is one of a few local bands that will perform this year’s annual Austin Psych Fest. I’m always inspired by how Psych Fest reaches out to local artists as…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with Medicine

Noise rock band Medicine served as an important force in the American independent rock scene in the 90s, creating austere, imposing rock music akin to lauded band My Bloody Valentine. The group returned…

We Like Accidents: Talking with The Pixies’ David Lovering & Joey Santiago

The summer before my freshman year of high school, I got into a car with my girlfriend, and she turned up The Pixies’ album Doolittle. It blew my world wide open and changed…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Spotlight: Q and A with Mark Perro of The Men

The lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest this year is impeccable. It’s hard to even know which band to be most excited about, but for us, The Men certainly rise to the top…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Spotlight: Interview with The Tontons

We really adore The Tontons. The Houston quartet creates vocally centered indie pop that feels a bit like The Cardigans with more edge and a lot more soul. At the forefront of the…

Interview: Hardly Sound’s Chris Kim Talks Season Two and Storytelling

If you haven’t seen Hardly Sound yet, you’re mistreating yourself. The show is a documentary television series that airs on KLRU, Austin’s PBS channel. Hardly Sound claims to focus on Texas underground music, and it does….

Interview: Quiet Company Talks About Their Experiences at NXNE

Standing behind Toronto’s famous Horseshoe Tavern, minutes before Quiet Company would take a stage that has hosted performances by The Rolling Stones and Wilco, we were able to talk with them about their…

Interview: Radiation City Talks Musical Influences, Rattlesnakes, and Flat Tires

As soon as Radiation City’s Cameron Spies answers my call, the relaxed Pacific Northwest ethos is immediately apparent. The band is currently travelling across my home state, a good stretch from their own…

FPSF Preview: A Place To Bury Strangers Discusses Desire to Fornicate with Texas

If you’re booking a festival, hell, if you’re booking a show anytime or anywhere, you should consider A Place to Bury Strangers. Few bands making music today come with a more talked about…

FPSF Preview: Interview with The Sour Notes

Before The Sour Notes were one of Austin’s most steadfast acts, some of its members called Houston home. This weekend they’ll return to the HTX for an appearance at FPSF alongside huge acts…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone has toured with Austin Psych Fest creators the Black Angels in recent months and frontman Rishi Dhir is a longtime friend of the band. Elephant Stone will perform at this year’s…

Interview: The Black Angels’ Christian Bland Discusses Austin Psych Fest 2013

In a week’s time, Austin Psych Fest 2013 will get underway. At the center of the festival are the creators and psych music torchbearers The Black Angels, who recently released a new album,…

Psych Fest Performing Artist Vinyl Williams Breaks Down Psych Music

Vinyl Williams creates psychedelic opuses with elaborate layers and textures. Frontman Lionel Williams has been pretty vocal and philosophical in interviews regarding his production and approach to making music. We reached out to…

SXSW Preview and Interview: Social Studies

Social Studies just about stole the night when they played a recent Austin set with buzz bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen. Their closing song “Terracur” captivated the room as much as…

SXSW Interview and Preview: Brass Bed

When we caught Brass Bed opening for Shearwater last month, we were more than impressed. We were able to get in touch with the band for a brief interview in advance of their…

SXSW Preview & Interview with The Blank Tapes

California’s The Blank Tapes create fuzzy beach hits with just enough grit ad quirk to keep the songs affecting and distinct. The band has garnered a tremendous amount of buzz leading up to…

Interview and SXSW Preview: Dana Falconberry Talks Tour Slop

If you’ve read this blog much in the past year, it would be hard for us to conceal the fact that we love Dana Falconberry. Leelanau, her most recent effort, was an outstanding record not…

Interview & SXSW Preview: The Tontons

Houston’s Tontons are taking SXSW by storm, playing a slew of shows and appearing on high profile bills with bands such as Dawes. We are pleased to have the band playing the Pop…

SXSW Preview: Good Field

From right here in Austin, TX, Good Field is one of the bands Pop Press International is most excited about right now. Their excelent debut album was just released last month, and the…

Interview: Mirror Travel on Their New Record and Falling in Love with Marfa

Pop Press International recently had the privilege of exchanging emails with Austin’s Mirror Travel in advance of their upcoming show as part of New Year’s Eve’s best bill, the No Play Music sponsored…

It’s Like Sculpting: An Interview with Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum

With his newest effort Clear Moon out now and its counterpart Ocean Roar on the way later this year, prolific and luminary songwriter Phil Elverum corresponded with us via email about the acquisition of his…

Down River Swimmers: An Interview with Tennis

Like many of the buzzworthy bands at SXSW, Tennis’s name is almost everywhere you look.  With almost a dozen performances, including two official showcases, Tennis is one of the busiest and most popular…

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