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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019  
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

Self-Portrait: Juliana Hatfield

Apr 25, 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 Juliana Hatfield. More

Priests on “The Seduction of Kansas”

Apr 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

Priests are a band that always have a lot on their mind. Much was made when the release date of their heralded debut album, Nothing Feels Natural, happened to coincide with the inauguration of the new U.S. president at the start of 2017, the D.C. band's defiant energy offering a dose of desperately needed anger-catharsis during that most dystopian of weeks. More

Cat Power on “Wanderer”

Apr 23, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

After speaking for an uninterrupted 15 minutes, Chan Marshall stops to apologize. This will happen several more times during our conversation, and each time it is for the same reason. More

Young Jesus on “The Whole Thing Is Just There”

Apr 22, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

The welcoming of the new incarnation of LA-via Chicago quartet Young Jesus to the current scene blatantly devoid of a presence such as theirs didn't come without some book cover judging.  More