Aug 30, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

While Kate Stables is beloved for the haunting Celtic tinged melodies and evocative lyrics she records under the alias This Is the Kit, one of the most poignant moments on her new LP is taken from a far off land and sung in a language you're not likely to understand. More

Aug 29, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Though it seems like a distant memory, there once was a time when nearly every band that had a significant following would release a "B-sides and rarities" collection.  More

Aug 24, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

When The War on DrugsLost in the Dream became arguably the most widely-acclaimed album of 2014, it was easy to be happy for Adam Granduciel. Here was a true indie rock lifer, a guy who had bounced around the margins of the indie scene for over a decade with limited success, and he had created the rare album that cut through our fragmented musical culture to become a genuine cultural moment.  More

Aug 23, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

It's a story that has now become inseparable from the music: The War on DrugsLost in the Dream was the account of Adam Granduciel sinking into depression and despair, struggling with the realization that the high of playing music every night with his friends had faded into the loneliness of everyday life.  More

Aug 18, 2017 Web Exclusive

Some 25 years ago, James Lavelle, then 18 years old, was running around London, earnest and passionate, his already magnified eyes covered by horn-rimmed glasses seeming like they would pop right out of his head. That head, filled with so many original ideas, including his visionary musical venture, UNKLE released on his legendary independent label, Mo' Wax. More

Aug 17, 2017 Web Exclusive

On tour, it's not unusual for Downtown Boys' frontwoman Victoria Ruiz to wake up at 6 a.m. and field conference calls for the Center for Popular Democracy, all day, until show time. Day jobs are a fact of life for almost anyone in a band, minus pop stars and rock and roll fossils, but vary rarely do they align so purely with a group's philosophy. More

Aug 16, 2017 Web Exclusive

Avey Tare's new solo album of unexpected spacious delights should actually come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Animal Collective since the wild rumpus days of their broadly experimental records such as Danse Manatee; Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished; and the wild live jaunt HollinndagainMore

Aug 14, 2017 Web Exclusive

Say the words "Foster the People" and invariably the response will be, "Pumped Up Kicks." The Los Angeles-based group is much more than its perennial, most recognizable hit (with over 310 million YouTube views for its video).  More

Aug 11, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"I'm not a stranger to shame and redemption," states actor Jon Bernthal. "This notion of paying for your sins, and the fact of life that you've got to move forward.  More