Aug 25, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Will Butler must be crazy. One assumes that was the first thought that flashed through the minds of songwriters everywhere when they heard that the Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist had decided to write, record, and release a new song every day during the last week of February. More

Aug 17, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Ellis Ludwig-Leone has a degree in classical music composition from Yale University. He has earned residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. More

Aug 14, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

A few days before our interview, Ben Gibbard broke his right wrist. An avid long-distance runner for the past number of years, regularly clocking in 50 or more miles in a given week, the Death Cab for Cutie frontman was taking part in a 50K trail race on Washington's Orcas Island when he crossed a slick wooden bridge along the 20 mile mark. More

Aug 07, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

She left before dawn. Laura Marling checked out of a motel in Mount Shasta, California—a locale she feared was "an axe-murderer town"—and drove alone into the woods. When the road ended, she got out and walked in the dark. The British songwriter was following the directions of a stranger she'd met the night before in a bar. The man, a hippie, had told her about a river whose spring water bestows eternal life. She just wanted to fill her tankard and be on her way. More

Aug 04, 2015 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 Kim Schifino of Matt and KimMore

Jul 22, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

It's only three shows into his tour, and Josh Tillman is struggling. The songs from I Love You, Honeybear-his critically-acclaimed second release as Father John Misty-are proving to be "inhospitable environments," and he can't find the right way to inhabit them on stage every night. More

Jul 21, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

No one wants to hear this shit from me." That's what Josh Tillman says the more uncharitable voices in his head were telling him as he was working on I Love You, Honeybear, his second release as Father John Misty.  More

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

"We get really caught up in the details. It's kind of a sickness," laughs Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre when the protracted break between 2009's No More Stories... and their new album +- is broached. "I mean, we were doing other things, like touring," he says, sounding a tad defensive.  More

Jul 03, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Kevin Parker can't take a compliment. He has just offered me his creative philosophy, explaining how artists are at their best when they move away from the parts of their craft that they've already mastered and move toward the parts that remain just beyond their reach. More