Interviews

Jun 29, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

On "The Bus Song," the first single from Everybody Works, the official debut album from Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte), Duterte has a conversation with a friend. Along the bumpy journey, their exchange is bolstered by conviction and compassion: "I can be whoever I want to be," Duterte softly sings. More

Jun 14, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"I feel like I'm inviting people to watch me grow," says Amelia Murray, confessing to the deliberate transparency that she presents Fazerdazeher happy/sad bedroom pop project. "I'm still figuring out what I'm doing." More

Jun 01, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Marika Hackman's sophomore album, I'm Not Your Man, is mainly about relationships with women. (The romantic kind-although she does credit her mom and female friends for helping her navigate life.)  More

May 18, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

After speaking with Nick Hakim about the background of his debut album, Green Twins, you come away with the impression that he'd just as soon let the music do the talking. Hakim also doesn't put too much thought into being labeled a neo soul artist, or for that matter, any specific classification of his sound. More

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey. More

Oct 26, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

There's a glam swagger permeating the self-titled debut album of Nashville's Savoy Motel, twisting serpentine psych with Roxy Music-esque flourishes. More

Oct 19, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Brothers often fight and clash. But they can also be the biggest motivators for each other. Take for example 19-year-old Brian D'Addario and his 17-year-old brother Michael. They've used their differences and similarities to create the catchy pop-rock of their Long Island, New York, band The Lemon Twigs. More

Oct 06, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Chicago duo Whitney has an uncompromising and bold personality in more ways than one. It's likely that some of that toughness in character came during writing their debut album during one of Chicago's coldest winters between 2014-15.  More

Sep 29, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Virgin Suicide's moniker was fairly obviously inspired by the 2000-released Sofia Coppola directed film The Virgin Suicides. But somewhat surprisingly, film isn't an overt influence on the songwriting of the  Danish act's sun-drenched pop numbers, according to their frontman Martin Grønne. More