January 2008 Cover

Here it is!

It’s 2008 and Sentimentalist Magazine has now officially been relaunched as an online magazine. When we first sent this news to all of our readers, writers and industry contacts, many admitted it came as a surprise, mentioning ‘it’ll be strange not to find the mag’ in stores from Other Music to B&N, or how they’ll ‘miss seeing this stunning quarterly’ gracing their coffee table. However, even more people responded with an upbeat congrats on helping to save a tree or two. So let’s put it that way, we’re going green.

From every angle, it seems the only truly modern and fresh way for an indie music magazine to go is online, since this is the best way to keep up with the daily treasure trove of new releases, live shows, new artists, and the general juicy onslaught of indie music and culture news from around the world.

With this in mind, we’ll bring you a new cover artist each month and the best interview features, reviews, news and articles at a fast and furious pace, with news and reviews updated daily. Enjoy the new site and have a blast digging into “issue 27″, graced by the notorious and dapper Dave Gahan as cover artist, and featuring other greats like Kate Nash, Hot Chip, Holy Fuck, Sia, British Sea Power, The Hives, Sunshine Underground and Jeffrey Lewis, to name but a few. Please be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter so you won’t skip a beat.

Cheers!

Madeline

In This Issue...

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Dave Gahan: Dark Soul Brother Digs Deep, Finds He has Faith

Unbeknownst to even his most ardent followers during Depeche Mode’s world tour in support of 2005’s Playing the Angel, Dave Gahan began a journey inward, exploring corners of his mind that he’d previously not dared go, excavating emotions and fears that centered around accepting his own mortality, divine intervention, miracles, parenthood and unconditional love.

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Kate Nash: Beyond Rubbish Boys and Loose Bricks

Kate Nash has a skeleton in her closet. Well, it actually lives in her family’s living room, but it’s still quite a disturbing vision to outsiders. Nash documents this anomaly on “Skeleton Song” from her freshly dropped record Made of Bricks. The 20-year-old, UK-bred composer still resides with her parents and the bag of bones they call Stanley.

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Nada Surf: Beyond Slacker Ennui

When I call Matthew Caws, Nada Surf’s frontman and songwriter, to talk about his group’s brand new modern masterpiece Lucky, …Read the Rest

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Hot Diggity Funk, it’s Hot Chip!

Hot Chip started their third full-length album as a sort of group experiment. Everyone held hands and jumped in to …Read the Rest

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Sia: Staying Grounded, Naming Names

Singer Sia (Furler) lies in her Soho bedroom squealing with delight as she rips open a gift box filled with …Read the Rest

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Holy Fuck: Cerebral Jam Band Canucks

Holy Fuck have been mistaken for cerebral hipsters when they’re really just jam band dudes. They’ve been knocked for having …Read the Rest

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Sons and Daughters: Children of Preacher and Poet

It’s downtown and it’s CMJ. Play the “A punch for a plaid shirt” game and you will look like you …Read the Rest

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The Sunshine Underground: Neon Nightlife Beyond Madchester

The dreary grey skies of Glasgow are anything but uplifting, especially in the infamous Gorbals district. A haven that has …Read the Rest

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True Adventures: The Saga of British Sea Power

Only the lads of British Sea Power would collectively and simultaneously correct one in the middle of an interview on …Read the Rest

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