Interviews

Apr 22, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

The welcoming of the new incarnation of LA-via Chicago quartet Young Jesus to the current scene blatantly devoid of a presence such as theirs didn't come without some book cover judging.  More

Apr 16, 2019 Web Exclusive

Nilüfer Yanya thought she would have done her debut album when she was 20. The 23-year-old's cover of Pixies' "Hey" in 2016 marked her out as a distinctive voice in London's underground indie scene, by trading the original's anxious snarl for a bewitching after-hours vibe.  More

Apr 03, 2019 Web Exclusive

"To keep the attention of 25 first graders is a really specific skill, one that translates very well to rock audiences," Sasami Ashworth deadpans. To master this specific skill, the former Cherry Glazerr-synth heroine (whose stage name is simply SASAMI) had to hone myriad instruments and production skills.  More

Apr 01, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, released one of the most arresting singles of 2018. But "Soft Stud" was a red herring. By which I don't mean a fluke of quality, rather that it's just one facet of her deeply rich debut album, Mother of My ChildrenMore

Dec 07, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Anatole "Toto" Serret of Parcels some questions about endings and death.

Nov 29, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

With her parents at work, Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan has the house to herself for the next several hours. Though she still lives at home, the 18-year-old's time back in the Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City, Maryland is more or less a stopover between several days of promo in New York City earlier in the week and a flight in a few days' time that will take her across the Atlantic for her first European tour. More

Nov 26, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

In a small cafe in roughly the center of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, serpentwithfeet's fragrance arrives just a moment before he does. In the milliseconds before he appears sporting a beige bucket hat, off-gold tanktop, and baggy, mustard-yellow gym shorts with the acronym "GOAT" running down the left leg, an infusion of comforting, disarming aromas fills the room. More

Nov 20, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

"Even he would make fun of himself for being a grumpy old guy!" Hariette Pilbeam, the 25-year-old Brisbane-based dream pop songwriter known as Hatchie, is recalling how surprisingly down to earth and welcomingly ordinary she found Robin Guthrie, whose band Cocteau Twinsperhaps the foremost act in the extensive dream pop canonis a blatant influence.  More

Nov 14, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Fran Keaney, Joe White, and Tom Russo, the songwriting, singing, and guitaring part of Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, are late. Not for rock and roll reasons though. They've been at the dry cleaners because, according to their tour manager, they don't have any good jeans left for the show in Boston later that evening. More