May 07, 2015 Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

To listen to Ariel Pink talk is to hear him think—that much becomes immediately clear a few minutes into his conversation with Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear). Ask him a question and what follows is an avalanche of unfiltered thoughts, some seemingly brilliant, others highly questionable, and nearly all of them provocative to some extent. More

May 06, 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 Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles. More

May 04, 2015

Patrick Watson’s forthcoming sixth album Love Songs for Robots is a heady slice of pop.  More

May 03, 2015

Aurora Aksnes, (better known as simply Aurora) is in the middle of describing how she fell in love with music when reality chimes in. Loudly.

Apr 29, 2015 Web Exclusive

Lush never really fit in. Formed in London in 1988, the band—guitarists/vocalists Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson, bassist Philip King, and drummer Chris Acland—went on to release three proper full-length albums. More

Apr 28, 2015 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The year was 1996. Lush had released its third full-length album, Lovelife. Although their shoegaze-crossed-with-pop songwriting never truly fit into Britain's chart-centric musical atmosphere, the band was finally getting its due, with Lovelife cracking the Top 10 on Britain's album charts and spawning three charting singles, "Single Girl," "Ladykiller," and "500 (Shake Baby Shake)." More

Apr 26, 2015

In the late 1700s, John Evans, Gruff Rhys' great-great-something traveled from Wales to America.  More

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

If you hadn't heard anything new from Built to Spill in the last 20 years and then picked up their eighth LP Untethered Moonyou wouldn't be blamed for thinking they have not aged a day. Untethered Moon is full of the same charming guitar—heavy '90s rock that flooded their early alt—rock staples like Perfect From Now On and Keep It Like a Secret. More