Sep 20, 2018 Web Exclusive

Tim Booth is right. We're living in extraordinary times. James' new album, its 15th, the title track from which this line is taken, illustrates the concept through songs that alternate between the band's most personal and most political in recent memory.  More

Sep 18, 2018 Web Exclusive

There's a sort of unspoken line one can cross with an emotive vocal style. On one side of it, healthy reflection is accessible, encouraged even. On the other, a reaction of mild cringing is not uncalled for.  More

Sep 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

Through a relentless touring schedule, two flat-out pop-punk LPs, and a generous offering of EPs and mixtapes, Beach Slang and their leader, singer/songwriter James Alex, have become the smiling face of the brighter side of U.S. barroom punk rock.  More

Sep 11, 2018 Web Exclusive

"I have to believe that what we're making is the best thing I could have done." Pillar of Na, the fourth full-length album from Saintseneca, is the masterwork referenced above by Zac Little.  More

Sep 07, 2018 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 Elizabeth Stokes of The Beths. More

Aug 30, 2018

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 Cathal Cully, frontman for Northern Irish band Girls Names. More

Aug 24, 2018

To end out the week, we ask Sam Genders of Tunng some questions about endings and death. Genders and Mike Lindsay formed the British folktronica band back in 2003, releasing their debut album, Mother's Daughter and Other Songs in 2005. Today they have returned with Songs You Make At Night. More

Aug 10, 2018 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 Tomberlin (aka Sarah Beth Tomberlin). More