We wrap up this Fan Mail Week with an assortment of correspondence, including “new” Joe Strummer music, a Vampire Weekend cover by I’m With Her, talk about ticket stubs, and comments about Wax Fang’s “Majestic” as featured on the “American Dad” TV show.
More “Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover suggestions (kind of but not entirely). Kurt Gallagher likes Moog Cookbook’s synth instrumental. BJ Bonin nominates “Weird Al” Yankovic’s parody. And Kjell Arne Sandvik picks Pansy Division’s queer take on the song.
It’s Fan Mail time! Technically, calls for this episode. Jesse from San Antonio tells us about a Pitchfork series on great albums, and Jo Fleischer gives us a report from the Carolina Rebellion festival.
We answer your correspondence! Ben Montgomery writes about his quest to get Nada Surf CDs autographed. And Kevin Clement calls to talk about how the artists of the 4AD label got him through a health scare.