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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019  
Vivian Girls on Their Reunion and “Memory”

Oct 09, 2019 Web Exclusive

There's a photo somewhere that documents the emotion of the moment. Five years ago, when Vivian Girls decided to set it all aside after three albums, Katy Goodman, Ali Koehler, and Cassie Ramone played their final show and then found a moment to circle together, a way to say goodbye to their labor of noisy love. It was an emotional huddle, a mix of grief and relief at the death of one of Brooklyn's most celebrated bands in the last 10 years. More

DIIV on “Deceiver”

Oct 04, 2019 Web Exclusive

Zachary Cole Smith never said Deceiver was a personal moniker, but it fits the narrative around DIIV's new album. After the band's acclaimed second album, Is The Is Are, released in 2016, Smith checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. With that decision, nothing was a given anymore. Music wasn't a concern. DIIV was no longer a band. More

Metronomy on “Metronomy Forever”

Sep 26, 2019 Web Exclusive

Joseph Mount is content. He's happily partnered, with two young children. He's recently moved from Paris to the Kentish countryside of England, where he and his family enjoy a bucolic, unharried existence. More

Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos on “Close It Quietly”

Sep 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

Greta Kline is noticeably excited about her band's new album and she should be. The bright tone in her voice belongs to someone who's just received some really good news and wants to share it with you. More

Steve King interviews J.D. Scholten about Iowa and running for Congress against Steve King in IA-04

Sep 18, 2019

Okay, so let's acknowledge how surreal this is. Haha. This is written by a guy named Steve King and it's about J.D. Scholten, the guy running against Congressman Steve King. Isn't that an internet novelty?  More

Gomez on the 20th Anniversary of “Liquid Skin”

Sep 13, 2019 Web Exclusive

"It's just joy, revisiting that joy and what we can do as a band. It's a really great feeling," says Gomez's vocalist/guitarist Ben Ottewell. More

My Firsts: Boy Scouts

Aug 13, 2019 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 Boy Scouts, aka Oakland, CA-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Taylor Vick. More

Ra Ra Riot on “Superbloom”

Aug 09, 2019 Web Exclusive

Since The Rhumb Line debuted in 2008, Ra Ra Riot has brought their eclectic influences to bear upon straightforward pop constructs. Their songs, in short, are catchy and catholic, universal in their appeal despite an experimental edge that might work against the sonic grain in lesser hands. More

James - Tim Booth on Not Being a Heritage Band and Why They Were Never Big in America

Aug 05, 2019 Web Exclusive

British stalwarts James refuse to be hamstrung by the label "heritage band" and just play their greatest hits. Currently on a U.S. Summer toura double bill with John Hughes favorite, Psychedelic Fursfrontman Tim Booth explains the randomness of how they might pick their set lists.  More