Jul 10, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"We just liked those words, 'damage' and 'joy,'" Jim Reid dryly explains in regards to the name of their new record, before pausing to contemplate them. "I think it does describe something: not the album, but the people who made the album." More

Jul 07, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

With No ShapeMike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has created one of the more brilliant albums released thus far in 2017, and certainly his best since he began releasing records in 2010 with his debut LP Learning. More

Jul 06, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

As a founding member of both Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, Joe Goddard has pitched buoyant electronica that made our hearts roar and our feet rap. On his second  solo record, the jubilant Electric Lines, not much has changedGoddard proves himself yet again a sage of electro-pop. More

Jul 06, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"I didn't really know, in a way, what production meant until I started working with Daniel Avery on Drone Logic," explains Kelly Lee Owens. The 28-year-old Londoner grew up in North Wales, but traveled about, studying in Manchester and then moving to London to focus on music.  More

Jul 05, 2017 Web Exclusive

If there is a cult of personality around (Sandy) Alex G in certain corners of youth culture, Alex Giannascoli either hasn't noticed or is just adept at deflecting the notion.

Jul 03, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

On a level with The Hollywood Sign and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the storied Chateau Marmont is a landmark forever entwined in the history of Hollywood filmmaking (and thus American popular culture at large.) One particular suite of the distinguished hotel became the subject of Room 29, a concept album by British songwriter—and Pulp frontman—Jarvis Cocker and Canadian composer Chilly Gonzales. More

Jun 30, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Errol Flynn. Clark Gable. Robert Mitchum. Marilyn Monroe. Dorothy Parker. Greta Garbo. Charles Bukowski. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Heath Ledger. Gram Parsons. Jim Morrison. John Lennon. James Dean and Natalie Wood. Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. All were guests of Chateau Marmont, Hollywood's most fabled hotel. More

Jun 29, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

On "The Bus Song," the first single from Everybody Works, the official debut album from Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte), Duterte has a conversation with a friend. Along the bumpy journey, their exchange is bolstered by conviction and compassion: "I can be whoever I want to be," Duterte softly sings. More

Jun 28, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

On "Certainty," the euphorically yearning opening track of Temples' sophomore album,Volcano, lead vocalist and guitarist James Bagshaw's voice reaches heavenly notes. More