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Beverly Glenn-Copeland on His New Album “The Ones Ahead”

Aug 22, 2023 Web Exclusive

Beverly Glenn-Copeland has every reason not to be so cheery. After all, the 80-year-old new-age virtuoso’s music went overlooked for decades. That is, until a Japanese collector unearthed Glenn-Copeland’s 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies in 2015, prompting a rush of belated label interest. More

Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast on Her Debut Solo Album “Natural Disaster”

Aug 18, 2023 Web Exclusive

After almost 15 years as one half of Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino has put the band that defined much of her adult life on indefinite hiatus to strike out on her own, exploring this new landscape that was now her personal and creative life. More

Director Amy Redford on Her New Thriller “What Comes Around”

Aug 17, 2023 Web Exclusive

What happens when a teenager befriends an older man on the internet? This scenario is every parent’s nightmare and in What Comes Around, a psychological thriller that unspools inside a family drama, director Amy Redford eschews old tropes, allowing the narrative space to tread down unexpected paths even as the online relationship takes a sinister turn. More

My Favorite Movie: Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives and Jaws of Love. on “The Fifth Element”

Jul 28, 2023 Issue #70 - My Favorite Movie (Sharon Van Etten and Ezra Furman)

My all-time favorite movie is a bat-shit sci-fi film called The Fifth Element. It’s one of the most creative, fun, insane movies ever made, and I can’t believe this was only Luc Besson’s second English language film (he went from Léon: The Professional to this). More

Dave Cronen and Marc Riley on Daniel Johnston’s “Love Lives Forever (BBC Sessions 2003-2011)”

Jul 27, 2023 Web Exclusive

I’ve never been a runner or had any inkling to consider the prospects of becoming one. But, one can certainly envision the clear head space that pounding the pavement on a deliberate path forward must create. And it was in that mode that band manager/label owner Dave Cronen first caught wind of a series of BBC recording sessions that the legendary songwriter Daniel Johnston produced. More

Black Country, New Road on “Ants from Up There” and “Live at Bush Hall”

Jul 26, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

2022 was an odd year for Black Country, New Road. The British rock band released their second studio album, Ants from Up There, in February, to immediate critical acclaim. More

black midi on “Hellfire”

Jul 24, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

In the summer of 2018, when live clips started circulating of an impossibly young London quartet performing unimaginably complicated arrangements with an equally unimaginable precision, they looked more like a viral marketing deepfake than a real band. More

Treeboy & Arc Discuss Debut Album “Natural Habitat”

Jul 20, 2023 Web Exclusive

Leeds five-piece Treeboy & Arc put out their long-awaited debut “Natural Habitat” earlier this month so we got the lowdown on the album and the band’s future plans. More

Cowboy Junkies – Michael Timmins on Their New Album “Such Ferocious Beauty”

Jul 19, 2023 Web Exclusive

Cowboy Junkies broke through in 1988 with their epic The Trinity Session LP and have been creating spell-binding music, spearheaded by the unique voice of Margo Timmins, across five decades.