Jul 03, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Kevin Parker can't take a compliment. He has just offered me his creative philosophy, explaining how artists are at their best when they move away from the parts of their craft that they've already mastered and move toward the parts that remain just beyond their reach. More

Jul 02, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

It's Saturday morning in early March in Perth, and Kevin Parker's normally laid-back demeanor is beginning to crack. He has five days to finish up his third Tame Impala record—mastering sessions begin in New York City on Wednesday—and over half of the album's songs are still incomplete.  More

Jun 30, 2015 Web Exclusive

For Joy Williams, raising a toddler and pursuing a music career is a balancing act. Literally. During tour rehearsals in April, Williams was singing her Afro-pop flavored single "Woman (Oh Mama)" when her two-year-old sidled up to her. More

Jun 26, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

At six feet seven inches tall, Tobias Jesso Jr. tends to literally stand out in most situations. Having such a noticeable physical frame, however, failed to keep Jesso from being mistaken for a speed bump.  More

Jun 24, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Eminently hyped on the basis of their single "Ungirthed" back in 2011, Canada's Purity Ring proved that they weren't a one-trick pony after they were scooped up by 4AD and released their 2012 debut LP Shrines. More

Jun 19, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

When Mackenzie Scott spoke with Under the Radar last summer about the prospect of following up her 2013 debut, released under the pseudonym TORRES, she talked about the term "confessional" as it was used to describe the oft-times soft and introspective nature of her debut. More

Jun 19, 2015 Web Exclusive

Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling are Alex and Emily, a happily married couple new to Los Angeles and looking to make new friends. Lucky for them, they soon meet the eccentric-but-friendly Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the playground and he invites them over for dinner. Although their kids hit it off immediately, making new friends as adults proves to be a little more challenging.  More

Jun 17, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

It has been less than a year from inception to debut album release for Los Angeles group Talk In Tongues. The foursome-vocalist McCoy Kirgo, guitarist Garrett Zeile, bassist Waylon Rector, and drummer Bryan DeLeon, all of whom are involved in the songwriting-recorded their first song, the well-received swirling dreamfest "Still Don't Seem to Care" the day after they played their first gig, and released it the week after. More

Jun 11, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Curtis MayfieldPrinceMy Morning Jacket. If these three artists don't immediately seem like natural peers, maybe you haven't heard My Morning Jacket's Jim James ease comfortably into an upper register while at the mic. More