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Modest Mouse – Isaac Brock on “The Golden Casket”

Jul 14, 2021 Web Exclusive

Resurrecting the dead isn’t a good idea. Logistically, the reawakened can be hard to manage. They need stapling together, a good scrub down, maybe a change of clothes. More

Fred Armisen on Record Store Day, His New EP, and Punk Rock

Jul 13, 2021 Web Exclusive

Fred Armisen remembers the candy man. Or, rather, Armisen remembers, “The Candy Man,” sung and performed in 1972 by the great Sammy Davis Jr. More

Half Waif on “Mythopoetics” and Mining Your Inner Landscapes

Jul 07, 2021 Web Exclusive

Nandi Rose, better known as Half Waif, shows up on Zoom a little late: one could be entertained by the notion she was fighting off a bear or dealing with an invasion of huntsman spiders at her rural home in Upstate New York. Indeed: sometimes the imagination brings more nourishment than something as banal as a schedule mixup. Rose knows that power all too well. Half Waif’s new album Mythopoetics brings Rose’s most innate talent further than ever to the fore: bringing surrealistic and kitchen sink imagery together in profound, soul-stirring fashion. More

Counting Crows Frontman Adam Duritz on Fame, Mental Health, and His Band’s New EP

Jul 06, 2021 Web Exclusive

For those, like me, reading this who grew up in the 1990s, the names Adam Duritz and Counting Crows are as ubiquitous as any other monikers in our memory banks. We remember when we heard “Mr. Jones” on the radio the first time—if you were like me growing up in central New Jersey, you heard it almost hourly on 97.5 WPST Trenton and Philadelphia! More

The Go! Team – Ian Parton on Contracting Ménière’s Disease and 20 Years of Being a Cult Band

Jul 01, 2021

The music means something different to Ian Parton these days. It’s not the passage of time—an astounding 20 years to date as the creative muscle behind The Go! Team—that has changed his personal perspective on his sonic output. It’s living on the other side of a morning in which he woke up without hearing in one ear. More

Du Blonde on “Homecoming” and Overcoming the Pitfalls of the Music Industry

Jun 30, 2021 Web Exclusive

UK artist Beth Jeans Houghton’s fantastic third album Homecoming under her Du Blonde moniker was released in April 2021. This time around Houghton went it alone and as well as writing the album she produced it designed all the artwork and released it via her own brand new label Daemon T.V. More

Faye Webster on “I Know I’m Funny haha”

Jun 25, 2021 Web Exclusive

On the eve of her latest Secretly Canadian album release, I Know I’m Funny haha (which is out today), and with a fall tour on the horizon, you will have to forgive Atlanta’s Faye Webster for having more pressing matters on her mind. More

Kings of Convenience on “Peace or Love”

Jun 23, 2021 Web Exclusive

Kings of Convenience fans aren’t alone in their expressions of relief at the sight of a new album. Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe feel the same. More

Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?”

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

In an age of social distancing, Jessie Ware’s fourth album, What’s Your Pleasure?, is an epidemiologist’s nightmare; an ecstatic celebration of packed sweaty dancefloors, passionate kisses, and insatiable longing. More