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Middle Kids on “Today We’re the Greatest”

Nov 24, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Sydney, Australia-based three-piece Middle Kids—comprised of husband and wife team Hannah Joy (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and Tim Fitz (bass, backing vocals, production), plus Harry Day (drums, backing vocals)—were catapulted into the spotlight in 2018 when they released their anthemic debut album, Lost Friends. It subsequently led to the band appearing before an audience of millions on shows such as Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live! And outwardly they gave the appearance of a band taking everything in their stride. More

Protest: Lucy Dacus

Nov 23, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

If the last year has taught us anything, one of the most eye opening lessons was the need to never stop educating ourselves. Solo artist and boygenius member, Lucy Dacus, has always been an avid reader and promoter of books—from literature to life lessons. Most recently her efforts have focused on finding ways to help the most marginalized in a society stacked against them. More

Dry Cleaning on “New Long Leg”

Nov 22, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

The foundations for North London post-punk band Dry Cleaning were laid when friends Lewis Maynard (bass), Nick Buxton (drums), and guitarist Tom Dowse (guitars) decided to have some fun and began jamming together. As the music took shape they discussed introducing vocals into the mix. They tried doing it themselves before discussing approaching other singers. Then the name of a mutual friend, Florence Shaw—a graphics and illustration lecturer—was mooted. More

The End: Tom McGreevy of Ducks Ltd.

Nov 19, 2021 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Tom McGreevy of Ducks Ltd. some questions about endings and death. More

Protest: Moby on the Positive Environmental Impacts of a Plant-Based Diet

Nov 18, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

If everyone in the world went vegan, says acclaimed musician Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall), then the lives of some 200 billion animals (land and sea) would be saved each year. Beyond that, there are other benefits. According to the singer, a vegan world would diminish carbon and methane emissions by roughly 30-40-percent. More

Alison Klayman on her new Alanis Morissette documentary “Jagged”

Nov 17, 2021 Web Exclusive

Director Alison Klayman discusses the making of her new film Jagged, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Alanis Morissette’s major label debut. More

The Weather Station on “Ignorance”

Nov 17, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

“Every time I make an album, I always think I’ve figured things out, and settled on a sound. But then I can’t repeat myself, even if I wanted to,” says Tamara Lindeman. She goes on to describe how 2017’s The Weather Station LP “was the sound of me breaking out of one box. Then I built another that I needed to break out of too.” More

Squid on “Bright Green Field” and How They Got Their Name

Nov 15, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Squid want you to know that they’re nice people, really. Despite the shouting lyrics, the sharp guitars, and the take-down of the flawed facets of our modern lives, the English five-piece are genuinely lovely people. And they have something to say. On their debut album, Bright Green Field, the group take aim at city life and dive deeper into their Krautrock and jazz affinities, with an influence from sci-fi books. More

Julien Baker on “Little Oblivions”

Nov 11, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

The worrier in Julien Baker is losing ground. Steadily, over the course of each new album or project, Baker is slowly learning from community and experience to trust the muse, to lean into the moment, to let the songs say what they will. Damn the opinions or reactions of others. Okay, maybe not quite so much. More