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Saturday, December 14th, 2019  
DIIV on “Deceiver”

Oct 04, 2019 Web Exclusive

Zachary Cole Smith never said Deceiver was a personal moniker, but it fits the narrative around DIIV's new album. After the band's acclaimed second album, Is The Is Are, released in 2016, Smith checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. With that decision, nothing was a given anymore. Music wasn't a concern. DIIV was no longer a band. More

Metronomy on “Metronomy Forever”

Sep 26, 2019 Web Exclusive

Joseph Mount is content. He's happily partnered, with two young children. He's recently moved from Paris to the Kentish countryside of England, where he and his family enjoy a bucolic, unharried existence. More

Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos on “Close It Quietly”

Sep 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

Greta Kline is noticeably excited about her band's new album and she should be. The bright tone in her voice belongs to someone who's just received some really good news and wants to share it with you. More

Steve King interviews J.D. Scholten about Iowa and running for Congress against Steve King in IA-04

Sep 18, 2019

Okay, so let's acknowledge how surreal this is. Haha. This is written by a guy named Steve King and it's about J.D. Scholten, the guy running against Congressman Steve King. Isn't that an internet novelty?  More

Gomez on the 20th Anniversary of “Liquid Skin”

Sep 13, 2019 Web Exclusive

"It's just joy, revisiting that joy and what we can do as a band. It's a really great feeling," says Gomez's vocalist/guitarist Ben Ottewell. More

Keeping Score – Emile Mosseri on His Score for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Aug 16, 2019 Web Exclusive

Honestly, you can’t imagine any other music in The Last Black Man in San Francisco. More

My Firsts: Boy Scouts

Aug 13, 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 Boy Scouts, aka Oakland, CA-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Taylor Vick. More

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