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THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (4 of 4)

PART LAST: “WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO SWING” (2007-Now) February 2007: Nels Cline is voted the #4 “New Guitar God” by Jann Wenner’s struggling indie ‘zine Rolling Stone: THE AVANT-ROMANTIC For many rock-guitar fiends, the oldest guitarist on this list is...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (3 of 4)

PART III: “INTO IT” (2004-2007) In early 2004, the Singers add a new word to their already-expansive vocabulary: wil•co \ˈwil-(ˌ)kō\ interj [will comply] (ca. 1938) – used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message received will be...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (2 of 4)

PART II: “I CHANGED MY STRINGS IN SHAME” (2001-2004) NELS CLINE: “I knew I wanted an upright bassist in the new trio.” (Interview, 3/05/10) DEVIN HOFF: “I’m an anarchist, so my motto would be: ‘Everything for Everyone.’” (Interview, 3/11/10) SCOTT...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (1 of 4)

Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary here at the Crypto Nerve Center, we have another milestone upon us: The Nels Cline Singers are also reaching their first decade (and four albums’ worth) of delicate lyricism, groove-laden fuzz-funk workouts and face-melting...

Sky Blue Sky

The recent passing of beloved/puzzled-over Seeds frontman Sky Sunlight Saxon (not his real name) has brought out some prominent voices to pay tribute. A recent Saxon collaborator -- the irrepresible Billy Corgan -- of Smashing Pumpkins© fame offered up this...

Nels Cline From the Road

I am happy to say that the official release date for the new Singers disc on Cryptogramophone, DRAW BREATH, is nearly upon us. I am out here on the road with Wilco at the time of this writing, and Moday, those who attend our show in New York will been able to buy this rather attractive and multi-faceted document a day before the official release date of June 26th.

Exclusive Preview of "The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath"

We can finally see the horizon on Cryptogramophone's upcoming Summer 2007 releases: Spinning the Circle from pianist/Goatettee David Witham and The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath from...oh, you know. The drop date for both is JUNE 26th. With barely two...

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