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Q&A: A.C. Newman On Canadian Healthcare, Dan Bejar, And The New Pornographers’ Whiteout Conditions

For almost two decades now, the New Pornographers have operated as a shifting collective of musicians adept at crafting music filled with hooks that demand…
Ryan Leas | March 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm

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Q&A: Real Estate On Growing Up Together, Moving Away From Each Other, & Superpowers

Over the last few years, Real Estate have solidified their position as the beloved jangle-rockers once from New Jersey, now several albums deep into a…
Ryan Leas | March 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

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Q&A: Lydia Ainsworth On Her New Album Darling Of The Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's 2014 debut album, Right From Real, is a mystifying piece of pop experimentalism, blending fibrous synths with classically-inspired strings to create something that's…
James Rettig | March 13, 2017 - 9:00 am

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Artist To Watch: Alex Lahey

Calling from America to Australia involves a massive timezone leap, so when I dial up Alex Lahey at the end of my workday, she's waking…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Q&A: Aimee Mann On ’70s Soft Rock, Suicide Missions To Mars, & Mental Illness

In The Big Sleep, one of the most famous gumshoes in American literature is hired to figure out who is blackmailing a young woman named…
Stephen Deusner | March 6, 2017 - 1:39 pm

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Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Q&A: Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher On Grief, Religion, And His Band’s New Album

Sorority Noise's intentions have transformed drastically since the project began in 2013. "We started as a joke," Cameron Boucher says, before quickly acknowledging how dramatic…
James Rettig | February 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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Artist To Watch: Aphra

Rebecca Waychunas refuses to concede any ground to her past. The 27-year-old Philadelphia songwriter records sanguine electro-folk under the moniker Aphra, and as she sings…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

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A Night With My Favorite Band: Spoon

Kelly Conaboy is the former editor of Videogum (R.I.P.) and current writer for The Hairpin. She's written about her favorite band here and here and
Kelly Conaboy | February 9, 2017 - 11:22 am

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Q&A: Pile’s Rick Maguire On Taking Space From Boston And The Band’s New Album A Hairshirt Of Purpose

Rick Maguire -- otherwise known as "Rick From Pile" -- has been spending a lot of time on his own. When I called the 31-year-old…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 8, 2017 - 11:43 am

Cover Story

Wasted Days

I. THE MARKET STREET BRIDGE It began with the tattoo on Tim Showalter's forearm. An arch from a bridge I'd seen countless times…
Ryan Leas | February 2, 2017 - 11:36 am

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Q&A: Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Talks New Solo Project Dams Of The West

The drummer's side project is not supposed to be this good. Chris Tomson knows it, too -- hence the neuroses he feels about becoming the…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Shadows And Light: Allison Crutchfield Forges Ahead

Allison Crutchfield’s career began between the hours of after-school snack time and dinner, when she and her identical twin sister Katie started their first band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Q&A: Half Waif On The Search For Meaning In Her New EP form/a

Music acts as a way to conjure emotions that we don't possess precise enough language to express ourselves. Nandi Rose Plunkett has found herself fixated…
James Rettig | January 10, 2017 - 10:40 am

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Q&A: Julie Byrne On Vulnerability, Fighting The Pull To Start Over, & Her New Album Not Even Happiness

Julie Byrne is one of the chosen few who can genuinely say she's from "all over." Byrne has led a nomadic existence since leaving her…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am
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