Jul 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Tancred some questions about endings and death. Tancred is the project of Jess Abott. Last month the Maine musician released her fourth full-length album, Nightstand, via Polyvinyl. Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals) produced Nightstand, which is the follow-up to 2016's Out of the GardenMore

Jul 11, 2018 Web Exclusive

When visualizing a lone guitarist, our cultural normalization might bring to mind someone strumming or picking fancifully, searching for footing on a melody or chord and humming along. Now erase that imagery.  More

Jul 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

Our private lives are what make us human. Uncanny patterns of rationale weave through our daily habits; mental checklists track our progress to tiny goals that would surely shrink further in the light of everyone else's big ambitions.  More

Jun 25, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

"Absurd"that's the word Phil Elverum uses to describe the last year. In early 2017, he released A Crow Looked at Me, his universally-praised examination of the devastation brought on by the death of his wife, artist and songwriter Geneviève Castrée.  More

Jun 22, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Alex Kapranos begins with a blank slate-an honest to goodness real blank slate. No preconceived ideas. No thematic direction. No cares or concerns for where Franz Ferdinand has gone in the past or where they're expected to head in the future. The band, he says, has to be selfish that way. More

Jun 21, 2018 Web Exclusive

For fans of Tame Impala and its many side projects, few might be familiar with the solo work of one of both group's common denominators: Jay Watson, aka GUM. Watsona multi-instrumentalistis known for playing drums, bass, keyboards, and synths in both Tame Impala and PONDMore

Jun 19, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

You pour your heart into it. You dedicate hours, long nights, lingering years to it. You strive until your muscles and mind and emotions sear from the strain. And finally, when it's in your grasp, and yet you still have to wrestle with it... well, then what? More

Jun 18, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

When Merrill Garbus began work on Tune-YardsI Can Feel You Creep Into My Personal Life in January 2016, she had a difficult decision to make. How should an artistespecially one who tries to use her life and work to contribute to dialogs surrounding difficult topics in her native Oakland, Californiareact to the era of Black Lives Matter and President Donald Trump? More

Jun 15, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

To end the week, we ask Will Sheff of Okkervil River some questions about endings and death. Sheff is the singer/songwriter/main creative force behind the band, which formed in Austin in 1998 and has had various lineups over the years, with Sheff the sole constant.  More