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May 31, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Just seconds after answering her phone Sharon Van Etten is already apologizing to me. It's a Sunday, and the New York singer/songwriter has just excused herself from an impromptu brunch, having bumped into some friends earlier that morning.  More

May 30, 2019 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Lotti Benardout of HÆLOS.   More

May 28, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

It's not just on record that Julia Holter demands your full attention. During her epic, and often extraordinary, new album Aviary, it is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by its web of lush strings, abrupt transitions, and references from antiquity. More

May 23, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

If you only knew him from his music, you'd still have a pretty accurate notion of what it's like to talk to Kurt Vile. Like his music, he is unassuming and unhurried, immediately engaging but unconcerned with your approval.  More

May 22, 2019 Web Exclusive

On May 17, 1999, The Flaming Lips released The Soft Bulletin, an album that found them take a more conventional writing and recording path-at least compared to what came before.  More

May 21, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

"I know what it's like when I connect with a band. I don't forget about them. I'm with them till the end," says The Twilight Sad's James Graham, looking me straight in the eyes.  More

May 20, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Ladytron are one of the most innovative bands of the 21st Century. Formed in Liverpool back in 1999 by Helen Marnie, Mira Aroyo, Reuben Wu, and Daniel Hunt and bonded by a love of experimental electronic music and pop, the four-piece released their debut album, 604, two years later after a batch of critically acclaimed singles and EPs.  More

May 17, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

To end out the week, we ask Telekinesis some questions about endings and death. Telekinesis is the project of Seattle-based singer/songwriter/drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner, whose new album is titled Effluxion, which comes from the Latin term meaning "to flow." More

May 16, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Three decades on from a brief brush with international fame; after her 1988 single "Buffalo Stance" became a transatlantic hit, Neneh Cherry lives an understated life.  More