Oct 02, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Kevin Drew wasn't sure anyone would care. More

Sep 29, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

To end out the week, we ask Waxahatchee (aka singer/songwriter/guitarist Katie Crutchfield) some questions about endings and death. More

Sep 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

It's pretty unusual for a band that has sustained success for over two decadesand during its steady ascent commanded and redefined a genre while finding universal acclaimto release a new album that is arguably its best yet. More

Sep 26, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

There's a moment, midstream through "1998," where you can hear Murray Lightburn's heartbeat. "This is being alive," The Dears' frontman sings over and over on the central track on Times Infinity Volume Two. More

Sep 25, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

If you have the inclination that you might have caught a quick glimpse of Kirin J Callinan's penis, you can assume you're correct. He does indeed flash his private parts in his music video for "S.A.D." He also conjures the spirits of Michael Bolton and George Michael as he shows off sultry dance moves all over Cuba. More

Sep 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

Job satisfaction is never a concern for Sam Beam. The simplistic joy of musical expression he experienced recording as Iron & Wine for the first time is still the dominant feeling in the studio 15 years later. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that the vulnerability that marked those first few records is still front and center on his latest album, Beast Epic (on Sub Pop).

Sep 21, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Everyone's death grief model is unique. Kübler-Ross, the best known model, rarely encompasses its depth in the long term. There's no manual in place for such a cataclysmic life event. For Michelle Zauner, who essentially is the Philadelphia based Japanese Breakfast, her first album Psychopomp tackled the subject in a fairly straightforward manner after her mother's death.  More

Sep 19, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Timing is everything. Seminal early '90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of itsat the timefinal album, 1996's Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates.  More

Sep 18, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"I hope for the best, but expect the worst and prepare for it mentally," says Franklin James Fisher, singer in the industrial-soul unit Algiers. "I wasn't surprised by Trump at all. Not by a country that let George Bush take the election the first time, and then after it was proven that he started two wars on false pretenses, voted for him properly the second time." More