Aug 10, 2018 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Tomberlin (aka Sarah Beth Tomberlin). More

Aug 03, 2018 Web Exclusive

Writer/director Bo Burnham wanted his film, Eighth Grade, not to feel cute but visceral, and he achieved that thanks in large part to British composer Anna Meredith's pulsating, kaleidoscopic score. More

Jul 20, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask The Essex Green some questions about endings and death. The indie-pop trio (Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, and Christopher Ziter) haven't released an album in 12 years, since 2006's Cannibal Sea, but last month they released a new album, Hardly Electronic, via Merge. More

Jul 16, 2018 Web Exclusive

I found Damon McMahon on the southern route of his U.S. tour, headed to Louisville from Nashville in a van with his bandmates listening to him answer questions about, among other things, them, which is strange.  More

Jul 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

Writer/director Bo Burnham discusses his funny and empathetic debut feature, Eighth Grade, how his experience as an online personality informed the film, and why he chose to write about a 13-year-old girl.  More

Jul 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Tancred some questions about endings and death. Tancred is the project of Jess Abott. Last month the Maine musician released her fourth full-length album, Nightstand, via Polyvinyl. Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals) produced Nightstand, which is the follow-up to 2016's Out of the GardenMore

Jul 11, 2018 Web Exclusive

When visualizing a lone guitarist, our cultural normalization might bring to mind someone strumming or picking fancifully, searching for footing on a melody or chord and humming along. Now erase that imagery.  More

Jul 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

Our private lives are what make us human. Uncanny patterns of rationale weave through our daily habits; mental checklists track our progress to tiny goals that would surely shrink further in the light of everyone else's big ambitions.  More

Jun 26, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

On the final track of Clean, the debut full-length album from Nashville's Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison), the ground opens up. Under the weight of the uncertainty and pain that Allison describes on the proceeding tracks, she imagines the ground buckling: "I dreamt the sidewalk broke in two.  More