interview

Just try not to be a ‘Pushover’ for these guys

Source: 
MSN/MSNBC
Author: 
Paige Newman
Publication date: 
July 31, 2006

Just try not to be a ‘Pushover’ for these guys

The Long Winters aren’t about gimmicks. They don’t have a full string orchestra up their sleeves, and they don’t use repeating loops of bird song percussively. They’re a straight-forward indie rock band, which in today’s short-attention-span world may not sound all that impressive, until you actually give them a listen.

You’ll discover yourself pleasantly surprised by a sound that singer John Roderick describes thusly: “Karrang! Tweedly-tweedly-tweedly! Boosh!” And if you think you can’t dance to that, think again.

The Long Winters’ latest CD, “Putting the Days to Bed” is their best yet. The band feels more cohesive, which may not be surprising considering that the ever-changing lineup has finally stabilized. Roderick and bassist Eric Corson are now joined by drummer Nabil Ayers and man of many instruments, Jonathan Rothman.  » read more

NOISE: Tarrying, tangling with Long Winters' John Roderick

Source: 
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Author: 
Kate Izquierdo
Publication date: 
October 11, 2006

NOISE: Tarrying, tangling with Long Winters' John Roderick

Guardian contributor Kate Izquierdo recently spoke to Long Winters' John Roderick – and found him to be quite the eloquent, provocative wag. Chalk it up to his Welsh heritage? Here’s the rest of her talk with the man.

Bay Guardian: Rolling Stone recently described you as a “folkie.” Does this come as a surprise to you? How would you describe yourself at this point if you had to?  » read more

John Roderick of the Long Winters

Source: 
Fretboard Journal, Episode 8
Publication date: 
June 5, 2009

"This week, the Fretboard Journal's editors talk to critically acclaimed Seattle musician John Roderick of the Long Winters. Roderick tells us about his forthcoming album on Barsuk Records (including the somewhat unorthodox way he's writing the songs), the guitars and gear he's been using and his love for Twitter."
length: appr. 50 minutes

The Long Winters front man, John Roderick, talks about the new album, his friendship with John Hodgman, and other insights

Source: 
Seattle PI
Author: 
Nick Peyton
Publication date: 
September 29, 2010

In high school, I spent a lot of time thinking about the inspiration of song lyrics. I used to drive a 1978 red and white Ford Thunderbird. It was a v-8 beast with faded white leather bench seats. In the winter, sitting on those freezing seats always made me think of the line in that popular Ben Folds Five song “Brick,” and for a moment, I knew exactly how that car seat must have felt on that day after Christmas. Well… almost.  » read more

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