Jun 08, 2018 Web Exclusive

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. The Söderberg sisters recently agreed to take part in our Fan Interview and we put out the call for questions. Fans were allowed to submit up to 10 questions and we received a ton of great suggestions. We picked the best ones and sent them over to the band and they graciously took the time to answer all of them in-depth. More

Jun 07, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

With over 2,000 handwritten pages, Lucy Dacus is currently on Journal #11. Since her days as a fifth-grader, the Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter has spent countless hours diligently documenting the minutiae of her everyday life.  More

Jun 05, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Preoccupations' drummer Mike Wallace once grimaced at the suggestion that the Calgary, Alberta band was part of a new guard in the post-punk/New Wave sound. Lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter Matt Flegel finds this amusing but doesn't mind the association. More

Jun 04, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Listening to Yo La Tengo has always felt like coming home to a warm house in the country, filled with memories. A safe place to go, where variables don't enter. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew are fabricators of music that makes it feel as if you're walking next to or sitting beside them.  More

Jun 01, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Devlin Rice, bassist of Ed Schrader's Music Beat, some questions about endings and death. Rice is one half of the post-punk duo with vocalist Ed Schrader.  More

May 31, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

For a creative person, a shift in medium can open new channels of thinking. When Belle and Sebastian leader Stuart Murdoch temporarily stepped away from music to write and direct the 2014 film musical, God Help the Girl, the experience forever left a mark on the way he would approach composing. More

May 29, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

first time I try to call Ezra Furman in Belgium, I'm greeted by his voicemail: "This is Ezra, leave a message. Don't be shy, it's just you and me." I was, in fact, hella nervous: the gender-fluid frontman had directed several incarnations of his backing band for 11 years before I'd stumbled into his sphere. More

May 25, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

One hundred and twenty miles north of New York City, Hudson, NY, sits quietly alongside the river with which it shares its name. Established in the late 1700s by merchants from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard who needed an inland port for their whaling ships, the historic upstate locale has endured its equal share of anonymity and notoriety over the decades, at one point serving as a haven in the early 20th century for all manner of vice, including gambling, bootlegging, and an infamous red-light district. More

May 24, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams has no interest in being alone. While some long for solitude and the peace that it brings, it's an unnatural state for Williams. When I ask if being alone scares him, Williams is quick to confirm. "[It's] something that really terrifies me." More