Sadie Dupuis

Sadie Dupuis is the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of rock band Speedy Ortiz. She’s also the producer & multi-instrumentalist behind pop project Sad13. Sadie heads the record label Wax Nine, has written for outlets including Spin, Nylon, and Playboy, and holds an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst. Mouthguard, her first book, was published in 2018.

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Talks

Polvo Finally Appreciates Their Own Music — Sort Of

By Sadie Dupuis | February 28, 2020

Polvo Finally Appreciates Their Own Music — Sort Of

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) digs deep into the band’s two new reissues with Ash Bowie and Steve Popson.

Hear First: Mister Goblin’s Final Boy

By Sadie Dupuis | December 3, 2018

Hear First: Mister Goblin’s Final Boy

Stream the debut EP and read an essay on being a boy in a band by Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13) here.

An Excerpt from Mouthguard, a Book of Poetry by Sadie Dupuis

By Sadie Dupuis | October 31, 2018

An Excerpt from Mouthguard, a Book of Poetry by Sadie Dupuis

Read "Build a Better Do It" from the debut collection, plus an introductory essay by Dupuis herself.

From the Crates: Sadie Dupuis Revisits Chad Clark’s Essay on Meeting His Hero (and Discusses Some of Her Own)

By Sadie Dupuis | January 8, 2018

From the Crates: Sadie Dupuis Revisits Chad Clark’s Essay on Meeting His Hero (and Discusses Some of Her Own)

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Miguel’s Wildheart

By Sadie Dupuis | December 21, 2015

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Miguel’s Wildheart

Miguel’s libidinous album is a musical portrayal of intimacy that expertly parallels the stylistic shifts and complexities of sexuality itself.

Sadie Dupuis Talks Finding Hope Through Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour

By Sadie Dupuis | September 5, 2015

Sadie Dupuis Talks Finding Hope Through Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour

At a recent arena show, Nicki Minaj performed with flawless sweat, exorcised her sensitive side and offered her audience something precious: hope.

Songs of the Summer 2015: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Melkbelly’s “Bathroom at the Beach”

By Sadie Dupuis | August 20, 2015

Songs of the Summer 2015: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Melkbelly’s “Bathroom at the Beach”

Melkbelly's song reminds our writer of "childhood's summer ether," inspiring her to be strange, to get out the face glitter and hunt for salamanders.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Viet Cong’s Viet Cong

By Sadie Dupuis | July 10, 2015

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Viet Cong’s Viet Cong

The microscopic patchwork of playing on Viet Cong's debut album allows stagnancy to blossom into excitement. It's also quite fun.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Blur’s The Magic Whip

By Sadie Dupuis | May 15, 2015

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Blur’s The Magic Whip

Although it was recorded in five days, Blur’s first album in 12 years is remarkably well conceived. But the songs seem to wince at delving deep.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Naomi Punk’s Television Man

By Sadie Dupuis | August 15, 2014

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Naomi Punk’s Television Man

Speedy Ortiz's frontperson finds that consistency isn't foolish when it's the hobgoblin of minds as big as Naomi Punk's.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Bluffing’s “Sheltered”

By Sadie Dupuis | August 4, 2014

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Bluffing’s “Sheltered”

Speedy Ortiz's singer-guitarist hates summer but she loves this song. Let her count the ways.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots

By Sadie Dupuis | May 2, 2014

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots

I'm always pleased when a musician I love signs on to a new project, especially when that project signals some kind of artistic reinvention.

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Real Estate’s Atlas

By Sadie Dupuis | March 5, 2014

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Real Estate’s Atlas

When I was 19, I studied abroad in Madrid, and for the most part I liked it a lot. Broke enough that I dared not waste my scant euros on Metro fare...

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Beats Music and the Art of Music Discovery

By Sadie Dupuis | February 1, 2014

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Beats Music and the Art of Music Discovery

I know, I know: I am going to love The Wire, some day, when I open my heart and let go of my pride. I’ve sorta-kinda-maybe tried to like it.

Sadie Dupuis Talks Lana Del Rey’s Short Film Tropico

By Sadie Dupuis | December 14, 2013

Sadie Dupuis Talks Lana Del Rey’s Short Film Tropico

When I was fourteen, my parents sent me to Kent, a private boarding school in the northwestern corner of Connecticut. It’s one of those schools...

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz

By Sadie Dupuis | October 17, 2013

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz

For the past few years, I’ve taught “The Braindead Megaphone” to my writing students at UMass Amherst. It’s a George Saunders essay about...

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Grooms’ Infinity Caller

By Sadie Dupuis | September 5, 2013

Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) Talks Grooms’ Infinity Caller

In the middle of some summer during my pasty, ornery adolescence, my dad threatened to throw the book I was reading straight into the pool.