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Mostly tuneful flowers

Source: 
Chico News & Review
Author: 
John W. Young
Publication date: 
June 6, 2002

Mostly tuneful flowers
Posies’ Stringfellow headlines an evening of melodies at the Senator

Musician Ken Stringfellow put on a generally enjoyable show last Monday night at the Senator Theatre in downtown Chico. Chief songwriter (along with Jon Auer) for Seattle-based indie band The Posies, Stringfellow played nothing but tunes from his recent CD, Touched, on Manifesto Records. The guitarist was backed by fellow Seattle-ites The Long Winters.  » read more

Up & Coming

Source: 
The Portland Mercury
Author: 
Justin Sanders
Publication date: 
April 11, 2002

SATURDAY 4/13

VARNALINE, CENTROMATIC, THE LONG WINTERS

(Satyricon) The Long Winters are the new band on Seattle's Barsuk Records. Featuring ex-members of Western State Hurricanes and Harvey Danger, live, the band makes flawless pop music with full harmonies and a healthy dose of gloss. Summer-friendly and packed with highly literate lyrics, The Long Winters are masters of the uber-hook--a little more polished than I'm used to, but tops at what they do. JS

Various shows at SXSW

Source: 
Playing in Fog
Author: 
Squid
Publication date: 
March 16, 2001

VARIOUS SHOWS at SXSW
John Roderick / Portostatic/ Silver Scooter / Tahiti 80
Fiver / Experimental Aircraft
Various venues in Austin, Texas
March 15, 2001
Review by Squid

SXSW Thursday got off to a shaky start when we learned that our beloved Kingsbury Manx weren't going to be performing due to "illness". Not good. After a few hours of serious depression and moaning, we decided to take a different perspective and think about the myriad bands we could see. The following is a beer-soaked reconstruction of one of the downright wackiest evenings we've had in a long time.  » read more

The Long Winters / Centro-matic

Source: 
Playing in Fog
Author: 
Squid
Publication date: 
April 16, 2002

We didn't get to see headliner Varnaline, due to a sinister tradition known as "Brickday" wherein friends of ours call in sick and drink all day in various and sundry bars throughout the city. Daz was never really one to drink thru the afternoon and carry on into the night, hence the splitting headache that rendered her unable to stay for a band she truly digs. But before illness forced us to leave...

We first saw Denton, Texas' Centro-matic as a duo last year when they opened for M. Ward at The Covered Wagon. We loved their mix of sweet folky melodies and gruff plaintive vocals. They returned to SF as a quartet this time around, which made their sound a lot harder. Where she previously thought they'd be a good match for Califone, Squid suddenly wanted to see them in an opening slot for Grandaddy. We got a good feeling about Centro-matic and look forward to seeing what they get up to next.  » read more

Notes from the Field #1

Source: 
UW Daily
Author: 
John Roderick
Publication date: 
July 7, 1999

No longer available online. If you feel this article shouldn't be archived here, please contact the librarian's desk.

John Roderick is a UW comparative history of ideas major who is walking from London to Istanbul. His journey began May 4, as he set out walking immediately upon his arrival in London.

He said the idea came to him overnight and he bought a ticket to London the next day, fearing the plan "would become corrupted or would become buried under an avalanche of other ideas" if he were to delay.  » read more

Long Winters do happy, without all the sappy

Source: 
The Ticker
Author: 
Adrienne Rayski
Publication date: 
April 15, 2007

I'm one of those people that's not much for happy music. And even if you like it, it's hard not to admit that there's something about the morose, the dark and the grungy that generally makes for a better musical sound than the happy-go-lucky. The Long Winters' Putting the Days to Bed, the third LP from the Seattle-born band, is trying its hardest to dispel this idea through big band instruments, crafty lyrics and memorable beats.  » read more

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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