Sep 25, 2017 Web Exclusive

Let the Corpses Tan is an experience. It’s part spaghetti western, part surrealist mind-warping crime saga, part assaultive dreamscape. And it’s all sensory overload. Directors Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani (The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears) made a film with the intention of making the audience feel every beat, even if their eyes were closed.  More

Sep 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

Job satisfaction is never a concern for Sam Beam. The simplistic joy of musical expression he experienced recording as Iron & Wine for the first time is still the dominant feeling in the studio 15 years later. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that the vulnerability that marked those first few records is still front and center on his latest album, Beast Epic (on Sub Pop).

Sep 21, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Everyone's death grief model is unique. Kübler-Ross, the best known model, rarely encompasses its depth in the long term. There's no manual in place for such a cataclysmic life event. For Michelle Zauner, who essentially is the Philadelphia based Japanese Breakfast, her first album Psychopomp tackled the subject in a fairly straightforward manner after her mother's death.  More

Sep 20, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

2017 has been a period of nascency for Azniv Korkejian, a.k.a. Bedouine-as we're settling in for our interview, the Syrian-Armenian singer is in Houston with her family, welcoming her newborn nephew into the world. Between that and the release of her self-titled debut album, Korkejian is in the midst of a very fruitful season. More

Sep 20, 2017 Web Exclusive

Chances are most TV fans will recognize Danny Pudi from his critically-lauded, six season-run on NBC and Yahoo!’s Community, where he played Abed Nadir, the cult show’s pop culture-obsessed study group member. In The Tiger Hunter, Pudi plays Sami Malik, a young engineer who moves from his home in India to urban Chicago in the 1970s in pursuit of the American dream. More

Sep 19, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Timing is everything. Seminal early '90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of itsat the timefinal album, 1996's Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates.  More

Sep 18, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"I hope for the best, but expect the worst and prepare for it mentally," says Franklin James Fisher, singer in the industrial-soul unit Algiers. "I wasn't surprised by Trump at all. Not by a country that let George Bush take the election the first time, and then after it was proven that he started two wars on false pretenses, voted for him properly the second time." More

Sep 15, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

A conversation between Ariel Pink (full name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) and Neil Halstead, vocalist/guitarist of Slowdive, is seemingly incongruous at first blush, considering their vastly different methodologies. Ariel Pink has released music at a rapid pace, in a cut-up manner, evolving from his early 4-track days onto newer adventures in hi-fi such as 2014's terrific Pom pom. More

Sep 14, 2017 Web Exclusive

In this new series, Parental GuidanceUnder the Radar listens in as a musician's parent interviews them. For the inaugural edition, Lupe Aguinaga interviews her daughter, Downtown Boys' vocalist Victoria Ruiz, along with the band's guitarist, Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, about how the life of a band changes as they reach bigger stages, and how they would change the music business, if they could. More