Dec 18, 2015 Web Exclusive

For a certain segment of Flaming Lips fans, the purest hallmark of nostalgia isn't Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots or The Soft Bulletin, but the band's less experimental, but undeniably solid, mid-career '90s output, including 1996's Clouds Taste Metallic. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Flaming Lips have released a three-disc reissue via Warner Bros.  More

Dec 17, 2015 Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

When Trevor Powers was coming up with the title of Youth Lagoon's third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, a vision was stuck in his mind. He imagined an ornate dancehall with elaborate inlay settings and gold trimthe kind of place you might see in old movies or on postcards from the early part of the 20th century. More

Dec 16, 2015 Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

Euan Hinshelwood isn't a strutting, narcissistic, ego-fuelled frontman. In fact, the London-bred founder of Younghusband is self-deprecatingly frank to a fault. 

Dec 15, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Bernard Sumner is in a chatty mood. Thirty-five years after they started, New Order is back with their best album in years, Music Complete, and Sumner is eager to explain just how new everything feels. You don't even have to ask; he'll tell you how exciting it was to work with a string section, about recording two tracks with The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands, about getting Iggy Pop to do a dramatic reading for the album's "Stray Dog." More

Dec 11, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

To end out the week, we ask Chelsea Wolfe some questions about endings and death. The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/guitarist recently released her fifth album, Abyss, on Sargent House. It's a collection that includes dystopian love songs and tracks about being stuck inside a dream, unable to wake up. More

Dec 09, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Though he's not a man who is prone to overstatement, Dan Bejar says his whole career as a musician has been leading up to the release of his ninth Destroyer album, Poison Season. More

Dec 04, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

To end out the week, we ask Courtney Barnett some questions about endings and death. Earlier this year the Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop. It's the follow-up to 2013's EP collection, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peasand once again displays Barnett's mastery as a lyricist and witty storyteller. More

Dec 02, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

"It's sort of like Desmond in Lost pushing the button in the hatch," says Michael Benjamin Lerner with a laugh, of the isolation he often experienced during the creation of the latest Telekinesis album, the synth-heavy Ad Infinitum. "You start feeling like him if you don't have anyone around all day while you're pushing buttons, and just a little crazy." More

Nov 20, 2015

To hear them tell it, everything has been easy for the members of CHVRCHES since they officially formed in the fall of 2012. Well, maybe not everythingthey've had to deal with the pressure of being an overnight blog sensation, the wear and tear of two years on the road, and the stress of creating the follow-up to their breakthrough debut album, 2013's The Bones of What You Believe. More