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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.


The Twitter Diaspora: Noam Bardin on Launching Twitter-Alternative Post.news

Jul 18, 2023 Web Exclusive

I never joined Facebook or MySpace because in the early 2000s I was in my late teens and too busy partying and chasing girls to care about what people were saying on the internet. It was a different time. I joined Twitter in 2009 because I was a big M.I.A. fan and she said on her official site (I know…like I said, it was a different time) that Twitter was the best place to keep up with her. More

Picture Parlour on Their Debut Single, Conspiracy Theories, and Future Plans

Jul 17, 2023 Web Exclusive

London-based band Picture Parlour found themselves subjected to nonsensical scrutiny after releasing their sparkling debut single, “Norwegian Wood,” last month. More

Palehound – El Kempner on “Eye on the Bat”

Jul 14, 2023 Web Exclusive

Make no mistake that Palehound’s (aka El Kempner) latest album, Eye on the Bat (released today on Polyvinyl), is of the breakup variety. But that’s hard to assess from its opening track, “Good Sex.” More

Cory Hanson on Merging Genres and His New Album “Western Cum

Jun 30, 2023

The California-native’s third solo album is chock-full of sprawling solos and meaty guitar tones. When announcing Western Cum, he plainly stated: “It is a rock record.” He’s right. More

Youth Lagoon on His Recent Resurgence and “Heaven Is a Junkyard”

Jun 29, 2023 Web Exclusive

It’s been a long time since the last Youth Lagoon album. After a couple of albums under his real name, Trevor Powers, the Boise indie-folk artist has resuscitated the project that earned him a spotlight in the first place. In October 2021, a life-changing event brought the importance of Youth Lagoon into focus. Powers took an over-the-counter medication that nearly rendered him speechless, coating his larynx and making singing feel like a distant dream. More

Geese on “3D Country”

Jun 23, 2023 Web Exclusive

Cameron Winter inevitably uses the phrase “level up” when he talks about Geese’s second album, 3D Country, out today via Partisan and Play It Again Sam. More