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The Chain Letter Interviews finally exist on video! Check out the first part of our chain letter that started in Seattle and, in the next edition, will wind down the coast to LA. Featuring Krill, Ava Luna, together PANGEA, and La Luz.

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If you’re ready to start calling yourself mature, you’ll dig The Coathangers’ new record, Suck My Shirt. If you’re still clinging onto the idea of yourself as a beautiful, immature asshole, it may be a bit of a disappointment to hear the playful punk trio take another step towards somber, sanded-down adulthood.
Read more of this immature asshole’s review.

If you’re ready to start calling yourself mature, you’ll dig The Coathangers’ new record, Suck My Shirt. If you’re still clinging onto the idea of yourself as a beautiful, immature asshole, it may be a bit of a disappointment to hear the playful punk trio take another step towards somber, sanded-down adulthood.

Read more of this immature asshole’s review.

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The Black Lips, Habibi, Lizzo, Potty Mouth, Guantanamo Baywatch, and more participated in the 2014 edition of Impose’s SXSW Chain Letter interview series. 

Part I features Pile talking about mother fucking (literally), Lizzo revealing who auto-creams the most in her crew, and Habibi sharing their take on the best song ever written.

Part II stars a more-mature Black Lips digging on fast food, Mozes and the Firstborn’s 19 year-old drummer’s terrible dairy-based hangover cure, and non-stop bathroom and makeout-related hilarity from Guantanamo Baywatch. 

Part III wraps up with a fizzle from Potty Mouth’s haterade, Bully’s mellow vibes, and gems about John Goodman and sleeping in oversized Target bags from Big Ups’ Joe Galarraga.

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Our SXSW photo coverage winds to a close with Dylan Johnson's shots from our Saturday daytime show at The Grackle with Hellfyre Club, People Under the Stairs, Bully, Weekend, La Luz, and more!

Our SXSW photo coverage winds to a close with Dylan Johnson's shots from our Saturday daytime show at The Grackle with Hellfyre Club, People Under the Stairs, Bully, Weekend, La Luz, and more!

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FEEL THE LOVE with these fucking incredible photos by Dylan Johnson from Impose’s three SXSW shows at the Longbranch Inn:
Night 1 with Pile, Grass is Green, Krill, Ava Luna, and more.
Night 2 with Natural Child, Guantanamo Baywatch, Indian Jewelry, Liquor Store, Audacity, and more.
Night 3 with Future Islands, Big Ups, Habibi, Potty Mouth, Amanda X, and more.

FEEL THE LOVE with these fucking incredible photos by Dylan Johnson from Impose’s three SXSW shows at the Longbranch Inn:

Night 1 with Pile, Grass is Green, Krill, Ava Luna, and more.

Night 2 with Natural Child, Guantanamo Baywatch, Indian Jewelry, Liquor Store, Audacity, and more.

Night 3 with Future Islands, Big Ups, Habibi, Potty Mouth, Amanda X, and more.

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Imposition 2014 Tour Diary

As we trekked along the west coast, we wrote about our experiences, starting with Impose senior editor Blake Gillespie’s account of his travel into Seattle and subsequent Sub Pop-ing. I wrote about the all-ages Olympia show and adults-only night out in Portland. Blake and I teamed up for a part tourist-y, part nawwww account of San Fran, and Chris Robbins of Gothamist finished off with a jaunt into LA

Baby, tramps like us were born to run.

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Check out these and more amazing photos (shot by killer photographer and all around good-time guy Dylan Johnsonfrom the 2014 Imposition tour from Seattle to SXSW.

We met Sasquatch in the rain in Seattle and hosted a show at the Black Lodge (then attended a Barboza show for good measure) before we trekked to our Olympia show at The Northern.

From there, we traveled down to coast, stopping at K Records to meet Calvin Johnson, Portland to sing karaoke/see some boobs, and finally made it to Mr. Week in Pop’s SF haven. Later, we threw a show at Oakland’s New Parish featuring Shannon & the Clams.

Next, we made it to LA and hosted a show at an amazing new venue located in an old church. On our way from LA to Austin, we stopped in Phoenix to let out some aggression at a shooting range and in Marfa to experience the Texan oasis. 

SXSW photos to share soon too!

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Nashville trio Natural Child’s latest, Dancin’ With Wolves, sounds like an almost unbelievable time capsule back into a good-time country bar, wobbling around the lines of reality like a giggling drunk. It’s fun, feel-good music designed for one-ounce doses.

Read on, little darling, for your new favorite doing-it tune.

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Quilt’s folksy directness, matched to their gorgeous, slow-paced psychedelia, creates a sound that could have happened 50 years ago but still feels utterly sincere now. Read my review of their lovely sophomore release, Held in Splendor.

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Warpaint’s new album is a mix of “The Craft” and “Virgin Suicides”…in a way that’s more monotonous melancholy than worthwhile. 
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Warpaint’s new album is a mix of “The Craft” and “Virgin Suicides”…in a way that’s more monotonous melancholy than worthwhile. 

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