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Plants and Animals – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Aug 06, 2020 Web Exclusive

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with all three members of Montréal, Canada’s Plants and Animals (lead singer/guitarist Warren Spicer, guitarist/vocalist Nic Basque, and drummer/vocalist Matthew Woodley). More

The End: Alex Izenberg

Jul 31, 2020 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Alex Izenberg some questions about endings and death. Izenberg’s new album, Caravan Château, came out today via Domino imprint Weird World.  More

My Favorite Album: Strand of Oaks on Joanna Newsom’s “Ys”

Jul 30, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Music is infinite and at least for me should never be put in absolute terms. I have no favorite record because I have thousands upon thousands of hours of music that has equally elevated me.  More

My Firsts: Alex Izenberg

Jul 29, 2020 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 Alex Izenberg. More

Donita Sparks of L7 on Her New Web Series “The Hi-Low Show”

Jul 28, 2020 Web Exclusive

Donita Sparks always catches your eye. Whether she’s on stage playing her smirking brand of rock ‘n’ roll in her notorious group, L7, or if she’s creating her beloved new web series, The Hi-Low Show, Sparks is often bright, flashy and oddly memorable.  More

Mark Duplass and Julian Wass on the Final Season of HBO’s “Room 104”

Jul 24, 2020

HBO’s anthology series, Room 104, which debuted July 28, 2017, is premiering for likely its final season tonight (July 24). The series, which tracks the happenings of all kinds in a typical American hotel room, was created by Mark and Jay Duplass (aka the Duplass Brothers production team) and has featured guest stars like James Van Der Beek, Rainn Wilson, Mahershala Ali, Luke Wilson and Charlyne Yi.  More

My Favorite Album: Rose Elinor Dougall on Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”

Jul 24, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

My dad was a really big Joni Mitchell fan, so it was on in the house from early childhood, but I was really ready for it at 12 or 13. I had just started to tentatively write songs and it spoke to me.  More

My Favorite Album: Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead on Unwound’s “The Future of What”

Jul 23, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

I am happy to have the opportunity to say it aloud as I think to myself often as such in my mind. It is The Future of What by Unwound. It is hard to describe how—but I get so excited just thinking about this album.  More

My Favorite Album: Chelsea Wolfe on Townes Van Zandt’s Self-Titled Album

Jul 22, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Having put her smartphone in the fridge because it got too hot sitting in the sun, Chelsea Wolfe is sharing some compelling information about Townes Van Zandt, who died on New Year’s Day, 1997. Wolfe says that the Texas songwriter once threw himself out of a window to see how it felt, and that he wrote a song while sitting inside of a closet.  More