Oct 16, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Oxford quintet Foals have achieved a rare feat over the course of three albumsthey've managed to expand their artistic horizons while maintaining many of their signature moves, all the while broadening and challenging their audience.  More

Oct 08, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

When Shirley Manson auditioned for Garbage in 1994, it was a famously ill-fated first tryout with fellow Garbage band members Butch Vig, Steve Marker, and Duke Erikson that almost left the partnership aborted before it began. She had already completed stints in two bands, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and Angelfish. More

Oct 01, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

It was a dark (and possibly stormy) night. The members of London-based Django Djangodrummer/producer Dave Maclean, singer/guitarist Vinnie Neff, bassist Jim Dixon, and keyboardist   Tommy Gracewere recording at Angelic, an old barn that had been converted into a residential studio.  More

Sep 25, 2015 Web Exclusive

In the Spring, Tori Amos reissued her first two albums, 1992's Little Earthquakes and 1994's Under the Pink.  Groundbreaking works of honesty, emotion, and unbridled passion, the albums were the sound of one woman kicking against convention and showing herself as a songwriter for the ages.  More

Sep 23, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Los Angeles via Australia act The Black Ryder emerged in 2010 from the ashes of The Morning After Girls. Smoldering tracks rife with thickets of reverb and a crepuscular, psychedelic vibe colored their debut, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride,released on Mexican Summer More

Sep 17, 2015 Web Exclusive

Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and in honor of that milestone, Ride’s Mark Gardener—who also shared songwriting duties on the album—hopped on the phone with us to look back at all eight tracks that appeared on the record’s initial release. More

Sep 16, 2015 Web Exclusive

This October, Ride's landmark debut record Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they’re setting out on their first extensive world tour since their split in the mid-1990s. We spoke to Mark Gardener about the details behind Ride’s reunion, their upcoming tour dates, and whether or not getting the band back together could mean that new music might be in the works.  More

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

When Matthew E. White was writing the songs that would become his 2012 debut, Big Inner, he had modest goals. "I want to write a song. I'd like for it not to be a bad song," he says, recalling his thoughts when he began sketching out ideas for his very first songs.  More

Sep 11, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

The Jesus and Mary Chain's frontman, Jim Reid, learned early on that pop music can be destroyed by an overly fussy approach to writing and recording. For the sake of his songs (and sanity), he has tended to avoid retooling and revisiting his own music much over the years. However, the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy, his band's iconic 1985 debut, has given Reid an occasion to look backward. More