Apr 26, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

"I'm not naive: I knew what I had done," says Charlotte Gainsbourg of Rest, her fifth album, her first in six years, and first as a lyricist. Rest is an album fuelled by grief even in its most beautiful moments, something Gainsbourg has had to repeatedly explain.  More

Apr 25, 2018 Web Exclusive

There can be only one Clancy Brown. Across his more than 250 film and TV credits, the hard-working actor has played highly memorable villains in such classics (cult or otherwise) as The Shawshank RedemptionHighlander, and the HBO series Carnivale. More

Apr 24, 2018 Web Exclusive

Martin Freeman's Andy isn’t the sort of hero who charges into a pack of zombies, machete held high. He’s an everyman, ill-equipped to survive the apocalypse but willing to do anything to ensure his daughter’s safety. More

Apr 23, 2018 Web Exclusive

The Australian co-directors discuss their fresh, emotional take on the zombie apocalypse.  More

Apr 20, 2018 Web Exclusive

The ethos of Son Lux has always been of allowance-absorption. Anything discovered or stumbled upon that perks the ear can be engaged if it enriches the dynamism of the work. Accordingly, flourishes of the myriad genre have flowed in and out of Ryan Lott's compositions since he began officially making music as Son Lux in 2008.  More

Apr 18, 2018

Near the end of our conversation, Gwenno Saunders (who releases music simply under her first name) asks me what channels of media exist in the U.S. for other languages beyond English. Raised on the neglected tongues of Welsh and Cornish, the polyglot singer/songwriter has grown into a fervent crusader for representation. More

Apr 11, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

"I'm roastin' in this van, so I gotta get out of here," Meg Remy, better known to the public as the avant-pop auteur U.S. Girls, says after we've talked for over half an hour. She's calling in early on a Friday morning, alone in a van parked in front of a San Diego Airbnb, getting ready to head to the next city on her tour behind her addicting, incredibly distinct sixth album, the 4AD-released In a Poem UnlimitedMore

Apr 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

Since the mid-1990s, Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) has crafted wildly inventive and stylized orchestral indie rock that blends the philosophical and the heartbreak without ever sounding overly calculating or sentimental.  More

Apr 05, 2018 Web Exclusive

When we connect to talk about her band Hop Along's new album Bark Your Head Off, DogFrances Quinlan is calling from Independence Hall, a leading historical attraction in her native Philadelphia. It's a fitting location given the band's extensive ties to the city, but there's just one problem with it-it's making her impossible to hear.  More