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ISSUE #18/22
Belle and Sebastian
The Irish Times writes: I’m not sure if there was many bands around at that point, who had had that same sensibility.”  That opening chapter of the Belle and Sebastian story reached its climactic conclusion in 1999 when they saw off 5ive and Steps to win “Best Newcomer” at the Brits. (16 min read)
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Phoebe Bridgers
Consequence Of Sound writes: She also encouraged fans to donate to abortion rights organizations After a leaked draft opinion revealed that the conservative majority of the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Phoebe Bridgers has shared her own experience while advocating for abortion rights. (5 min read)
Blur
Under The Radar Magazine writes: Coxon’s last solo album was 2012’s A+E, but he’s kept busy with soundtrack work, including releasing two albums of songs and score from the acclaimed TV show The End of the F***ing World and his 2021 score to the comic book Superstate. (4 min read + 📺)
Olivia Rodrigo
Pitchfork writes: “I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.” Watch her speech on Twitter. (3 min read)
Arcade Fire
Pitchfork writes: Win Butler appeared on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show on Tuesday (May 3), where he talked about his work with Arcade Fire and the band’s forthcoming full-length WE. (3 min read)
Deerhoof
Stereogum writes: Per the Bandcamp page, “Proceeds will go towards ongoing strikes and unionization efforts as well as the contributing artists.” The 47-track comp features a lot of impressive names from the indie underground, including Deerhoof, Dan Deacon, String Machine, Water From Your Eyes, Palberta, Empath, Florry, Radiator Hospital, the Natvral, S.C.A.B. (3 min read)
Big Thief
Pitchfork writes: Following recent remote appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the band remotely played “Certainty” on last night’s episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden. (2 min read)