Polar Bear Club’s Jimmy Stadt breaks bad with Bill Jones Ink

Vocalist, lyricist talks television, movies Interview and Photos by Bill Jones I had the distinct pleasure at the end of 2013 of doing a lengthy phone interview with Polar Bear Club’s lyricist and vocalist Jimmy Stadt for New Noise Magazine. Going in, what I really wanted to do was simply pick Stadt’s brain about his love for television and film, but neither the magazine nor the band’s publicist would have been too keen on an interview not related in any way to the band’s latest album, Death Chorus, which released last year on Rise. Luckily, we had time for both. Continue reading Polar Bear Club’s Jimmy Stadt breaks bad with Bill Jones Ink

Links: New Noise Magazine – Web Exclusive with Jimmy Stadt of Polar Bear Club

When I landed the cover interview with Jimmy Stadt of Polar Bear Club for New Noise Magazine, I spent more than an hour on the phone with the vocalist, but I could obviously only fit so much in print. So I talked my editor into a main feature, and then two web exclusive pieces — one to be published on the New Noise site, and one to be published here at Bill Jones Ink. The first one just went up for New Noise, featuring an extended discussion on the band’s touring ethic. You can check it out by clicking here. Continue reading Links: New Noise Magazine – Web Exclusive with Jimmy Stadt of Polar Bear Club

Links: New Noise Magazine — Protest the Hero Q&A

My interview with Rody Walker, the vocalist for Protest the Hero, recently posted on the website for New Noise Magazine. I was really happy with the way it turned out. Rody’s always a fun interview, and in addition to that I think it was relatively concise and informative and such. You can check it out by clicking here.

Links: New Noise Magazine — Interview with Brendan Kelly

I had yet another fun interview with Brendan Kelly, discussing last year’s Slapstick reunion at Riot Fest, this year’s Broadways reunion and, of course, The Lawrence Arms. It ran it print with New Noise Magazine, but with the festival on the horizon for Chicago, the mag also recently tossed it up online for free. So check it out by clicking here.

Links: New Noise Magazine – Frank Turner’s Tape Deck Heart

I’m not usually a Pitchfork-like curmudgeon when it comes to music, so it’s surprising that it took this long to find something I liked to review for New Noise Magazine. Unsurprisingly, that turned out to be Frank Turner’s new album, Tape Deck Heart. You can read the full review by clicking here. Enjoy! I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.