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Andrew Paley

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Andrew Paley

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

A couple of years ago Vermont post-punk stalwarts The Static Age played a number of rallies in support of their state senator Bernie Sanders, whipping up support for their local representative. Andrew Paley, the frontman of The Static Age and also a solo musician, has been a long-time supporter of Sanders, and when asked about his experience of the 2016 presidential election campaign he seems more than a little disheartened."In terms of the lead-up and the outcome, it's obviously pretty devastating. Growing up in Vermont, I've always been very progressive politically all my life, and so I was a huge Bernie supporter when he was in Congress. We got the opportunity to play a couple of rallies ...

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Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

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Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The ...

Floor

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Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Anthony Vialon took time to answer some questions from SPB about many things Floor which forms the backbone of this piece. Many thanks to Anthony ...

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Minus Story

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

If you took something really cute and adorable and momentous, like the birth of your first child, you'd have a big part of the sound that Minus Story creates. You'd also have to add something sinister, like a piranha coming out of the baby's vagina. But, even the piranha is cute, with a smile and a twinkle in its little fishy eye. What I'm getting at is that Minus Story is one of the best indie bands writing music, with a poppy sound that in its own smiling way is deranged. If you listen to it ...

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Alcest

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Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Alcest’s latest record, Kodama, is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s rich, textured and ...

AJJ

Interviews AJJ

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 4:09 p.m.

“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show ...

Courteeners

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Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

"People don't want us to fail anymore, which is kind of nice." Liam Fray is considered and introspective when ...

Psalm Zero

Interviews Psalm Zero

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

Psalm Zero returns a few years after the release of their debut album The Drain with the excellent Stranger to ...

Inter Arma

Interviews Inter Arma

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but ...

Alex Hughes (Holy Money)

Interviews Alex Hughes (Holy Money)

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:26 a.m.

I would like to start by saying, if you haven't heard Deconstruct by Hatred Surge, stop. Open a new ...

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