Chris Mateer's Blog Posts Tagged 'Merge' (6)

Interview: Guitarist William Tyler Discusses "Impossible Truth"

William Tyler is a guitarist and songwriter who has collaborated with Lambchop, the Silver Jews, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Charlie Louvin, Candi Staton, and many others. His first solo album, Behold the Spirit (Tompkins Square) dropped in 2010 to critical acclaim, establishing him as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists working today. William Tyler has a new album out called Impossible Truth (Merge Records), that was heavily inspired by Barney…


Added by Chris Mateer on March 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Uprooted Music Revue's Favorite Audio Releases of 2012

2012 arrived in hurry and brought with it three monumental events for me, my family, and Uprooted Music Revue: the birth of our son, a new teaching position, and an "uprooted" cross-county move from Brooklyn, NY to Portland, OR.

So with keeping these joyous, thrilling, and forever life-altering experiences in mind, these are the albums that I have been listening to most as a fan, artist, teacher, writer, husband, and father this…


Added by Chris Mateer on December 20, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview: Matt Ward Talks His Inspiration and Creative Processes Behind "A Wasteland Companion"

M Ward's new album, A Wasteland Companion, is his first album under his own name since 2009's Hold Time. Since that record, Matt has continued to work with Zooey Deschanel, recording two more albums together (Volume Two and A Very She and Him Christmas), as well as a collaboration with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes),Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket), and Mike Mogis, (Bright Eyes) as Monsters of Folk.

Matt has expanded his musical palette considerably…


Added by Chris Mateer on April 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Interview: Kurt Wagner of Lambchop Chats Up "Mr. M"

This week, the Nashville-based ensemble Lambchop returns with their 11th studio album, Mr. M (via Merge Records).

Kurt Wagner, the primary songwriter and leader of the group, was gracious enough to take some time out his busy schedule to briefly discuss the creation of the new Lambchop record, as well as provide some insights as to where his own creative identities, as both a visual artist and a…


Added by Chris Mateer on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview, Part Two: Richard Buckner Tells The Arduous Journey To Deliver "Our Blood"

In Part One of my interview with Richard Buckner, we discussed the writing and recording processes of his early albums: Bloomed, Devotion & Doubt, Since, and The Hill.


In Part Two of this interview, Richard and I…


Added by Chris Mateer on August 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Interview, Part One: Richard Buckner On His Musical Philosophy & Early Albums

I discovered Richard Buckner back in 1998 with the release of his third album, Since. At the time, I was listening to a lot of records from the Thrill Jockey label, which was the home of such fiercely independent bands such as Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, and Trans Am, among many others. I was also getting more and more into alt-country acts like Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, but had little to go on and was hungry for something else. I was seeking some kind… Continue

Added by Chris Mateer on July 28, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments


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