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My Firsts: Chris Keating of Yeasayer

Jun 06, 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.). For this My Firsts we talk to Chris Keating of Yeasayer. More

Cass McCombs on “Tip of the Sphere”

Jun 05, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Cass McCombs lives in Northern California. On this particular day, he is speaking from the inside of his car, parked on the streets of Oakland. Carrying a soft vibe, he mentions that he never really lives anywhere. More

Sharon Van Etten on “Remind Me Tomorrow”

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

Self-Portrait: Lotti Benardout of HÆLOS

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

Julia Holter on “Aviary”

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

Kurt Vile on “Bottle It In”

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

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne on the 20th Anniversary of “The Soft Bulletin”

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

The Twilight Sad on “It Won/t Be Like This All the Time”

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

Ladytron on Their Self-Titled Album

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