Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41
The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
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Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
The New Pornographers Soar and Conor Oberst Grows Up: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on The New Pornographers' 'Whiteout Conditions' and Oberst's 'Salutations.'
The Shins Get Silly and Trippy on New Song "Painting a Hole"
James Mercer goes 'Sgt. Pepper' on us.
Indie Rock Isn’t Dead
As the genre's previous generation makes a final push, new, more diverse artists are pushing it forward.
The Shins Have Resurfaced, Wordy as Ever, with New Song "Name for You"
Their first album in four years, 'Heartworms,' is out in March.
The Shins Are Literally Resurrected in Halloween-y New Song and Video "Dead Alive"
James Mercer is a skeleton and also tiny? We don't get it, either.
The Importance of Music in 'Gilmore Girls'
Bowie, Björk, The Shins, Sonic Youth and many others all have a part to play in this seminal TV series, which also features Korn and some tulips, weirdly.
Zach Braff Will Never Stop Making Movies, and It's Your Fault
Zach Braff's new movie advises you to consider abandoning your crazy dreams, but thanks to being gifted with $3 million in Kickstarter donations to make that film, he doesn't have to quit anything—even if he probably should.
A Whiskey-Soaked Interview with Richard Swift
Bourbon-assisted chat with The Shins keyboardist about salvia, depression, and death by shark, among other topics.