Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of  the Believer Music Interviews

Greg Buium’s piece on jazz gui­tarist Pat Mar­tino was recently cho­sen for this beau­ti­ful new anthol­ogy from McSweeney’s, Con­fi­dence, or the Appear­ance of Con­fi­dence: The Best of the Believer Music Inter­views. Con­trib­u­tors include Dave Eggers, Touré, Jon Cara­man­ica, Miranda July, Ross Simonini, Doug Rushkoff, Josh Kun, Car­rie Brown­stein, and Sean Michaels, among many others.

Believer Books col­lects thirty-five inter­views with some of today’s most influ­en­tial musi­cians and includes such con­ver­sa­tional trea­sures as Björk on e.e. cum­mings, Lucinda Williams on writ­ing about sex, Trey Anas­ta­sio on impro­vi­sa­tion games, M.I.A. on the power of the inter­net, and Jack White on uphol­ster­ing a couch. The inter­views are con­ducted in the Believer magazine’s inti­mate, casual, long-form style, and while they focus on music — cre­at­ing it, play­ing it, tour­ing it, liv­ing with it — they never hes­i­tate to explore the sub­jects’ other pas­sions. This col­lec­tion is per­fect for fans, lovers of the inter­view for­mat, cul­tural afi­ciona­dos, and aspir­ing polymaths.

Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence:
The Best of
the
Believer Music Interviews

Edited by Vendela Vida and
Ross Simonini
McSweeney's/Believer Books,
524 pages

Available from:

McSweeney's

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