Sep 25, 2015 Web Exclusive

In the Spring, Tori Amos reissued her first two albums, 1992's Little Earthquakes and 1994's Under the Pink.  Groundbreaking works of honesty, emotion, and unbridled passion, the albums were the sound of one woman kicking against convention and showing herself as a songwriter for the ages.  More

Sep 23, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Los Angeles via Australia act The Black Ryder emerged in 2010 from the ashes of The Morning After Girls. Smoldering tracks rife with thickets of reverb and a crepuscular, psychedelic vibe colored their debut, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride,released on Mexican Summer More

Sep 17, 2015 Web Exclusive

Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and in honor of that milestone, Ride’s Mark Gardener—who also shared songwriting duties on the album—hopped on the phone with us to look back at all eight tracks that appeared on the record’s initial release. More

Sep 16, 2015 Web Exclusive

This October, Ride's landmark debut record Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they’re setting out on their first extensive world tour since their split in the mid-1990s. We spoke to Mark Gardener about the details behind Ride’s reunion, their upcoming tour dates, and whether or not getting the band back together could mean that new music might be in the works.  More

Sep 15, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

When Matthew E. White was writing the songs that would become his 2012 debut, Big Inner, he had modest goals. "I want to write a song. I'd like for it not to be a bad song," he says, recalling his thoughts when he began sketching out ideas for his very first songs.  More

Sep 11, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

The Jesus and Mary Chain's frontman, Jim Reid, learned early on that pop music can be destroyed by an overly fussy approach to writing and recording. For the sake of his songs (and sanity), he has tended to avoid retooling and revisiting his own music much over the years. However, the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy, his band's iconic 1985 debut, has given Reid an occasion to look backward. More

Sep 10, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

"Music, at that time, if it could be condensed into one image, would be a smiley face. And that appalled us. We wanted to shake things up. We wanted to do something different, bring a bit of edge or danger back to rock and roll," says Jim Reid, lead vocalist of The Jesus and Mary Chain. More

Sep 02, 2015 Web Exclusive

When Destroyer released Kaputt in 2011, Dan Bejar had no reason to expect that he had made a breakthrough album. Kaputt was a different kind of record for him—looser, more playful, more immediate than anything in his overflowing catalog.  More

Aug 28, 2015 Web Exclusive

Though it has been only a little over 10 years since she started Beach House with bandmate Alex Scally, vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand has the perspective of a much older musician. More