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Julia Jacklin on “Crushing”

May 09, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

After the release of her debut LP, 2016's Don't Let the Kids Win, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin didn't think she had any more songs left in her to write. More

Foals on “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1”

May 07, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Wait four years for a new Foals album and then two come along at the same time. Almost. If 2015's What Went Down was the record that elevated the Oxford outfit to rock's major league, then the follow-up would undoubtedly provide a leg up to the next stratospheric level.  More

Amanda Palmer on “There Will Be No Intermission”

May 06, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

"Any piece of big artwork is always collaboration," Amanda Palmer readily admits. This would be a far less compelling admission if it weren't in reference to a work that is, by all standards of measurement, surely one of the most deeply personal and cathartically intimate albums to come out in recent memory, as well as being the most singularly anecdotal of any in her own career.  More

Piroshka on “Brickbat”

May 03, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

In 2016, U.K. shoegaze four-piece Lush reformed, 18 years after the band's dissolution in the wake of the suicide of its beloved drummer, Chris Acland. The band, featuring original members Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson, and Phil King, and with former Elastica drummer Justin Welch in place of Acland, released an EP, Blind Spot, toured the world, and generally basked in the excited response from critics and fans alike. More

My Firsts: SOAK

May 02, 2019 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.).  More

Panda Bear on “Buoys”

May 01, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

If there is one continuous thread that ties together the diverse discography of Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox, also of Animal Collective), it is his unyielding insistence on pushing forward.  More

Nick Hornby on Setlists For Young Voices and Championing Youth Literacy

Apr 30, 2019 Web Exclusive

Whatever else may be amiss in the world today we can take comfort that award-winning author Nick Hornby, with the help of fellow novelists Dave Eggers and Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon, have pulled their rolodexes of musicians together for Setlists For Young Voices—a fundraiser for Hornby's East London literacy program Ministry of Stories. More

Aldous Harding on “Designer”

Apr 29, 2019 Web Exclusive

Aldous Harding is intensely private. She might have grown up in Christchurch, New Zealand but when I ask her about the tragic mosque shootings that happened there in March she respectfully declines to comment. More

TEEN on “Good Fruit”

Apr 26, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Lizzie and Kristina "Teeny" Lieberson can't make small talk. Of course, the two sisters chat amiably enough from the former's apartment in Ridgeview, Queens. But when it comes to writing for their sorority synth-pop act TEEN, big-picture concepts always come to the fore, particularly about living and loving as a woman in the 21st century.  More