Over two nights in NYC, record label Fueled By Ramen celebrated 15 years in business with performances by some of its biggest bands, from Paramore to Cobra Starship to the Academy Is..., and more.
After the show, SPIN called up label founder John Janick to chat about his label and how it all came together, from his days as a ramen-eating, penny-pinching college student at the University of Florida in Gainesville to the big bash.
Interview by William Goodman
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »