Sam Lefebvre

{ Sam Lefebvre is the Features Editor at Impose. }

Sam Lefebvre is the Features Editor at Impose and a resident of Oakland. His byline has appeared in Pitchfork, Spin, and The Wire, among other publications. Previously he was the Music Editor at the East Bay Express.

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Sam Lefebvre's Posts

Sonny & the Sunsets, “White Cops on Trial”

A breezy pop song from San Francisco at a time of crisis.

Busted Outlook is Not Defined By Violence

Premiering the Bay Area hardcore act’s new LP, and an interview with vocalist Rich Gutierrez.

Green Room is Like a Raymond Pettibon Drawing Brought to Life

Filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier discusses exploiting punk and skinhead aesthetics in his new thriller.

Generacion Suicida, “Inseguridad”

The South LA punk band prepares to tour Japan.

Wreckless Eric Talks Beauty and Idiocy in America

“But ‘amERICa’? It’s gratuitous, it’s self-serving—it’s a disgrace really!”

Cate Le Bon Taps the Well of Absurdity

“There are certain words I find myself foraging for late at night.”

V/A, Of Foggy Forests & Broken Strings

A benefit comp featuring All Dogs, Try the Pie, Downtown Boys, and others.

The Body’s Roguish Separatism

The Portland duo’s antisocial bent belies a seemingly contradictory penchant for collaboration.

Criminal Code, “Solitude”

Post-punk rife with ensemble combustibility.

CVS at Night, “Olivia”

Greater rewards with each successive part.

Young Guv, “Crawling Back To You”

A video that cleanses a song of its cynicism.

Never Practice: The Landlords’ Lost Post-Hardcore Period Surfaces

Feel It illuminates Charlottesville’s outlying 1980s punk scene with an archival endeavor.

Larkin Grimm, “I Don’t Believe”

“This song was written for all the survivors of abuse.”

Gag, “Pretty Boy”

An oil painting comes to life.

Tavi Gevinson Co-Stars in “InstaMiniSeries” Inspired by David Bowie’s Blackstar

A series of “visual interpretations” of music from the peerless artist’s final album.

Palehound, Public Radio Sessions

Spare, moving live renditions of both familiar and unreleased Palehound songs.

Drip, Digital Music Subscription Service, Dries Up

Loyal fans weren’t enough.

The Sound of Broken Rope, David Vassalotti’s Disappearing Act

Though the Merchandise guitarist wishes to deemphasize himself publicly, he’s urgently, palpably present on recordings.

G.L.O.S.S., “Give Violence a Chance”

The latest from the most necessary band in hardcore.