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Thursday, October 17th, 2019  
Ra Ra Riot on “Superbloom”

Aug 09, 2019 Web Exclusive

Since The Rhumb Line debuted in 2008, Ra Ra Riot has brought their eclectic influences to bear upon straightforward pop constructs. Their songs, in short, are catchy and catholic, universal in their appeal despite an experimental edge that might work against the sonic grain in lesser hands. More

Penelope Isles on “Until the Tide Creeps In”

Aug 07, 2019 Web Exclusive

Brighton based four-piece Penelope Isles are one of the hottest acts to emerge from the UK scene this year. Formed by brother and sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter who originate from the Isle of Man, and completed by rhythm section Becky Redford (bass) and Jack Sowton (drums), Penelope Isles have already spent the first half of 2019 playing a staggering number of shows across the globe while amassing a legion of devotees in the process. More

James - Tim Booth on Not Being a Heritage Band and Why They Were Never Big in America

Aug 05, 2019 Web Exclusive

British stalwarts James refuse to be hamstrung by the label "heritage band" and just play their greatest hits. Currently on a U.S. Summer toura double bill with John Hughes favorite, Psychedelic Fursfrontman Tim Booth explains the randomness of how they might pick their set lists.  More

My Firsts: Stef Chura

Aug 02, 2019 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 Stef Chura. More

Keeping Score – Composer Cliff Martinez Returns to the LA Underworld of Nicolas Winding Refn

Aug 01, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Composer-Director tandem links again for the luminously bizarre episodic series Too Old To Die Young. More

Kirin J Callinan on “Return to Center”

Jul 31, 2019 Web Exclusive

This is the third time that Kirin J Callinan and I have tried to connect today. Two hours ago, a flurry of emails to his publicist, phone messages to Callinan's two phone numbers, and a number of textsall rendered no connection. Finally, we're on the phone but the line is so fuzzy we both hang up and try again. Then, again. More

Sigur Rós on the 20th Anniversary of “Ágætis byrjun”

Jul 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

With seven albums under their belt and a list of artists citing their influence as long as the band members' collective arms, Sigur Rós have inspired a generation. However, the album that many of those suitors keep coming back to would be Ágætis byrjun, the band's second LP.  More

Hayden Thorpe on “Diviner”

Jul 19, 2019 Web Exclusive

As the singer, songwriter and guitarist in Wild Beasts for 15 years, Hayden Thorpe was responsible for some of the most unique, captivating and ultimately timeless music created this century. After the band split-up in the early part of last year, Thorpe has been the first of its four members to re-emerge with new music.  More

My Firsts: Lou Barlow of Sebadoh

Jul 18, 2019 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 Lou Barlow of Sebadoh. More