Q&A: BloodPop (FKA Blood Diamonds) On The Indie/Pop Divide & Working With Grimes, Justin Bieber, & Madonna

When Justin Bieber released his almost-number-one single "Sorry" back in October, I wrote an impassioned screed on the song and Bieber's Redemption-era sound. "Sorry" was…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 am

Q&A: Fufanu On The Iceland Scene, Damon Albarn, And Their Debut LP

After Reykjavik's Iceland Airwaves last year, I left Iceland with the music of one homegrown artist echoing through my head. The song was "Circus Life,"…
Ryan Leas | November 24, 2015 - 11:10 am

Band To Watch: Cross Record

Cross Record specialize in creeping rock songs that blow in and out like storms, as if Sharon Van Etten and Swans started a post-rock band.
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

American Beauty: Snapshots Of The National In Transition

I. EAUX CLAIRES In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National's five members. It's that period…
Ryan Leas | November 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

Out Of The Desert: School Of Seven Bells’ Final Chapter

When Benjamin Curtis died, it seemed like the end of School Of Seven Bells. What began in 2007 as a trio composed of Curtis and…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2015 - 9:59 am

Q&A: Jay Farrar On 20 Years Of Son Volt

Son Volt's 1995 debut, Trace, is an album full of highways and backroads, maps and legends. Sturdily constructed from scraps of rusted country and strange,…
Stephen Deusner | October 27, 2015 - 11:58 am

Read An Interview With Young Phenom Julien Baker And Watch Her “Sprained Ankle” Video

When I spoke to Julien Baker over the phone, she was on her lunch break. Baker, a Junior at Middle Tennessee State University, works in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Modern Baseball Break Down Surprise The Perfect Cast EP Track-By-Track

At the heart of every Modern Baseball song lies a question. Not always a literal one — though, more often than not, they have those,…
James Rettig | October 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Q&A: Joanna Newsom On Moving Rocks, Annotating Lyrics, And Playing The Hits

Given the nature of her work -- the intricate arrangements; the complicated, often byzantine lyrics; the harp; that extraordinarily wild voice -- it's not surprising…
T. Cole Rachel | October 19, 2015 - 9:14 am

Band To Watch: Florist

Florist's music centers on moments of specific intimacy. "Hold me when I'm starting to cry," Emily Sprague sings on "Holdly," the title track off the…
Caitlin White | October 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Bowling And Birth Charts With Pure Bathing Culture

I shouldn't have taken Pure Bathing Culture bowling. Still, that's what we're doing. We meet at Brooklyn's the Gutter, a bowling alley devoid of the…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 30, 2015 - 9:59 am

Q&A: Super-Producer Glen Ballard On Jagged Little Pill, “Man In The Mirror,” & His Other Classic Recordings

Given that the wave of '90s nostalgia seems to be cresting right about now, it's only fitting that one of that decade's most successful and…
T. Cole Rachel | September 29, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Nick Rhodes Corrected Our 10 Best Duran Duran Songs List

This past Saturday, one of the overwhelming bright spots on the Life Is Beautiful lineup was Duran Duran. It was the promise of seeing an…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Band To Watch: Slonk Donkerson

Formed in 2010, Slonk Donkerson is a trio of childhood friends who grew up with each other in Pound Ridge, New York. Though the three…
Ryan Leas | September 18, 2015 - 10:52 am

Q&A: Saintseneca On Quantum Physics, Pop Structures, & Their Great New LP Such Things

The Zac Little who answers the door is the same Zac Little from Saintseneca's band photos -- his wiry frame clad in black head-to-toe from…
Chris DeVille | September 8, 2015 - 10:27 am

The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

Tucked away in the corner of a thriving Swedish tech company's Manhattan office, three Scottish musicians are staring intently at their streaming analytics. The stats…
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Q&A: Shirley Manson On Garbage’s 20th Anniversary Reissue And Tour

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Garbage's self-titled debut, the album responsible for such '90s megahits as "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid…
T. Cole Rachel | August 27, 2015 - 10:04 am

Q&A: FIDLAR’s Zac Carper On Kicking Drugs, Staying Punk, And Sophomore Slumps

Next month, California pop-punks FIDLAR will release Too, the follow up to their much-loved self-titled 2013 debut. As evidenced by early singles "40 Oz. On
T. Cole Rachel | August 26, 2015 - 10:38 am

Q&A: Bernard Sumner On New Order’s Music Complete And The Ghosts Of Manchester

Whenever a band as iconic and deeply influential as New Order decides to release a new album, it's cause for both celebration and concern. For…
T. Cole Rachel | August 25, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Q&A: Shopping On Consumerism, Making Music For Fun, & Their Sophomore Album Why Choose

London's Shopping are often described as a political punk band, a trio deeply concerned with rampant consumerism wrought by capitalism, but that's less than half…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 20, 2015 - 9:26 am
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