David Bevan

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Merge Country: How Superchunk’s Label Turned Durham Into a Thriving Indie-Rock Company Town

On a soft July evening in Durham, North Carolina, shortly before the singing of our National Anthem, John Darnielle holds forth on baseball and breakfast.
David Bevan / August 20, 2013

Roll Away the Stone: The Oral History of King Tuff’s ‘Was Dead’

Ten years ago, Kyle Thomas could be found most afternoons writing at Mocha Joe's, a coffee shop in his hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. The forever…
David Bevan / June 20, 2013

Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars?

In Philadelphia, city of murals and Brotherly Love, there is a piece of wall art hidden from public view, down a cobblestoned alley off of…
David Bevan / June 18, 2013

Majical Cloudz: Canadian Synth-Pop Outlier Catches Seriously Deep Feelings

Who: The brainchild of 24-year-old Devon Welsh, a Montreal-based, rural Ontario-bred songwriter whose minimalist, dolorous synth-pop allows plenty of space for maximum lyrical intensity. "We were…
David Bevan / June 11, 2013

Meet Tony Molina: Bay Area Hardcore Veteran Unfurls Decadent Guitar Pop

"It's funny," Tony Molina says, "you know how people only like the first two Weezer records? I kinda like the later shit, man! I mean,…
David Bevan / June 10, 2013

Triple-Play: The National Take New York

On May 21, the National celebrated the release of their latest, Trouble Will Find Me, with a three-stop, three-venue tour through New York, the city…
David Bevan / June 3, 2013

The National: Not Your Dad’s Dad-Rock

When Matt Berninger landed in New York City in August of 1996, he moved into what he wryly describes as a "converted, semi-converted, mostly unconverted"
David Bevan / June 3, 2013

Purling Hiss: Philly Indie Guitar Hero Goes From Solo Noisenik to Power-Trio Boss

Who: Once code for the crudely recorded, psychedelic solo experiments of Philadelphia native (and Birds of Maya guitarist) Mike Polizze, Purling Hiss has evolved gradually…
David Bevan / May 28, 2013

Hear Rise Against’s Breakneck ‘Heaven Knows’ Demo

Last month, Rise Against's Revolutions Per Minute turned ten. And to mark the occasion, Fat Wreck Chords has opted to reissue the Chicago post-hardcore outfit's…
David Bevan / May 28, 2013

The Vampire Weekipedia: A Glossary of Terms

Over the past six years, the Vampire Weekend songbook has been defined by its pinballing pop arrangements as well as by the band's wide-ranging and…
David Bevan / May 15, 2013

Watch Mikal Cronin’s Cathartic ‘Change’ Video

Last week, San Francisco garage-pop craftsman MIkal Cronin unleashed MCII, his SPIN Essential sophomore full-length and one of the best records of the year so…
David Bevan / May 15, 2013

Watch Brother JT’s Hallucinatory ‘Sweatpants’ Video

Brother JT is the nom de plume of John Terlesky, founder of much beloved, long defunct Bethelehem, Pennsylvania garage-punk foursome the Original Sins. Tomorrow, Terlefsky…
David Bevan / May 13, 2013

Mikal Cronin, ‘MCII’ (Merge)

Just over a year ago, Mikal Cronin sat down for what's known in Denton, Texas, as a "Violitionist Session": a three-question interview and a three-song…
David Bevan / May 10, 2013

Hear Flashlight’s Skittering Pop-Punk Keeper ‘Don’t Take Me Seriously’

Once the name attached to singer-guitarist Terry Caudill's solo acoustic project, Flashlights has come to encompass his fire-breathing four-piece as well, a crew of Florida…
David Bevan / May 6, 2013

Stream pacificUV’s Shimmering ‘After the Dream You Are Awake’

"I am very proud of the past records, but I really hoped this record would have a more immediate emotional resonance and aimed to focus…
David Bevan / May 6, 2013

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