The first time I interviewed Lykke Li was in 2008. I flew to Stockholm to spend a week following her around for a feature story that was to be published just as her debut album, Youth Novels, was…   Read Story »
Considering the amount of love and affection that's been showered on Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett for the past few months, it seems kind of insane that her excellent debut, The…   Read Story »
If you came of age at a certain time -- say, that musical sweet spot around 1993/'94 when the "Alternative Nation" was just coming into full bloom -- chances are Veruca Salt were/are very important…   Read Story »
When Owen Pallett met me poolside at Arcade Fire's Palm Springs hotel during Coachella's first weekend, he politely offered me some of his organic sunblock. (Incidentally, the stuff was all over my…   Read Story »
Disclosure were a tiny-font band on last year's Coachella lineup, but this year they essentially co-headlined Sunday night alongside Arcade Fire, drawing a densely packed crowd of revelers to the…   Read Story »
It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kim Deal. As a member of the Pixies and a founding member of the Breeders, she has made some of the most deeply compelling -- not to mention some of…   Read Story »
Next week Slasher Flicks -- the cosmic power trio comprised of Animal Collective's Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors), and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail) -- will release…   Read Story »
Soon, you will be familiar with Adam Granduciel's home. You don't realize this yet, but you will see it. And, actually, you might have seen part of it already: It's there on the cover of the new War…   Read Story »
Atlas, the album Real Estate releases today, finds the Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based guitar-pop combo settling comfortably into adulthood as individuals and as a musical entity. On the personal front,…   Read Story »
The music world hasn't heard much from Himanshu Suri since late 2012, when the release of Wild Water Kingdom, his second solo mixtape of the year, was followed quickly by the announcement that his…   Read Story »