Sep 12, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

The quintessentially English pop trio, Saint Etienne are back with their first new record in five years. Home Counties is both an homage to and cathartic re-visitation of the suurbia surrounding London where Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, and Pete Wiggs grew up. More

Sep 11, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"We spend a lot of time together outside Saint Etienne, hanging out and doing other projects," Saint Etienne singer Sarah Cracknell reflects. "We end up making another record when the time feels right." The English trio's output may have slowed since their slew of '90s hits but new Saint Etienne material is bound to excite any indie-pop fan.  More

Sep 08, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

The members of The NationalMatt Berninger, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and Scott and Bryan Devendorfhave all reached that enviable point in their careers where the band they started as young men is no longer the all-consuming focal point of their lives.  More

Sep 07, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

We asked Tori Amos to take a self-portrait. We also asked her to write a list of personal things—interesting facts that fans may perhaps not know about her. More

Sep 07, 2017 Web Exclusive

Chad VanGaalen speaks with me from his home in Calgary, Alberta on a landline. He doesn't own a cellphone. "I don't even like people phoning me on my landline, it just seems so overwhelming to me," VanGaalen admits. In a world overrun by technology, not having a cellphone seems like a radical choice. Yet, it also offers an enviable level of freedom. More

Sep 06, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Midnight Sister, on their debut LP Saturn Over Sunset, are emblematic of the analog swell of early Broadcast, The Free Design, and The United States of America. They also convey a cinematic sweep on tunes such as the opener "Canary," evocative of the ethereal leanings of the score of Rosemary's BabyMore

Sep 06, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

It's time-honored wisdom that sophomore albums are more difficult to record than a band's debut and this certainly appears to be the case for the Toronto-based band Alvvays and their sophomore album AntisocialitesMore

Sep 05, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

The Undertones sang "it's not so easy knowing we'll be heard" and "a lot less time, but a lot more care" on "More Songs About Chocolate and Girls," the opening track of their second album, 1980's HypnotisedMore

Sep 04, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Kevin Morby is calling during a rare moment of relaxationa day off at his drummer's place in upstate New York. The next morning he'll fly to Barcelona for a festival gig, but his easy speaking voice jumps when he talks about the last four shows.  More