Dec 01, 2016 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 Jack Cooper of Ultimate PaintingMore

Nov 30, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Angel Olsen's last album, 2014's Burn Your Fire for No Witness, was the sound of her breaking free. Filled with brash songs and strong statements, a certain pent-up aggression present in even its softer moments, the album broke her out of the mold that had previously characterized her art.  More

Nov 29, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

On March 23, 2016, the state of North Carolina passed The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, otherwise known as House Bill 2 or HB2. The law, as written, strips out anti-discrimination protections for gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as prohibits transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice in public buildings. More

Nov 22, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Don't pigeonhole Anders Trentemøller as an electronic artist. It's a disservice to the sheer breadth of his musical acumen. This was reiterated minutes into a small talk conversation with him in which Detroit Techno was broached. More

Nov 21, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

The genesis of U.K. quartet Glass Animals' sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, is one of the more offbeat origin stories you'll read. The 11 tracks which comprise the record began as secret field recordings made of the people the band met on tour; snippets of dialogue clandestinely taped, at first, "for kicks" but later found to be a major source of inspiration.

Nov 18, 2016 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask producer/musician Oli Bayston of Boxed In, the London-based four-piece that's the project of Bayston, some questions about endings and death. More

Nov 15, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

"We had gone through quite a bit of darkness." That's how Local Natives guitarist Taylor Rice describes the writing of the band's 2013 album Hummingbird. The mood was largely dour, as the band members were going through difficult times in their lives, resulting in what Rice calls a "very cathartic record." More

Nov 10, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

There's a quote—now considered apocryphal—from legendary film critic Pauline Kael that for years stood as damning evidence of the extent to which people could exist in their own cultural and social bubbles.  More

Nov 08, 2016 Web Exclusive

Though it's difficult to remember, now that indie rockers are performing at Hillary Clinton rallies and recording anti-Trump songs, it wasn't that long ago that the Democratic nominee was routinely vilified as a Wall Street-approved neocon by nearly everyone of an anti-establishment bent.  More