Every Sinkane album is a world unto itself. Mean Love is no different in that it is very different. A conglomeration of everything from Sade to Radiohead to Alvino Rey to Fela Kuti, it marks the…   Read Story »
One of the most pleasant aspects of attending the Ceremonia festival last weekend was getting the chance to see Ty Segall totally rip through his set while a few thousand Mexican teenagers went…   Read Story »
"It's my favorite part of being a musician, making records," Carl Newman says. "There's the satisfaction of 'we made this.' It feels like the purest form of satisfaction, more so than, 'I'm happy…   Read Story »
Britt Daniel's Chipotle order: Soft tacos with chicken, mild salsa, cheese, and a side of guacamole. Lemonade to drink, but he opts for Coke on the refill. I order a chicken burrito and Diet Coke. It…   Read Story »
Actor Michael Cera has long been associated with music, either on-screen (playing a Moldy Peaches song in Juno), off-screen (filling in on bass for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly) or some…   Read Story »
The last time I saw Geoff Rickly was eight years ago on the parking lot outside Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Maybe 30,000 impressionable teenagers were watching Rickly, and he looked miserable.…   Read Story »
Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL's Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice -- and many merciless insults -- to the likes of Drake, TV On…   Read Story »
A funny thing happened on Twitter earlier this year: Longstanding Swedish band Opeth became a trending topic when details of their new album, Pale Communion were released. Wasn't this once a…   Read Story »
The eternal contrast between gradations of dark and light is one of life's great dualities. That which seems permissible under the cover of darkness feels transgressive in the daylight, and as I…   Read Story »
Zachary Cole Smith opens the door wearing a collarless white button-down shirt so big it could pass for a nightgown. The 28-year-old DIIV frontman is also rocking a leather ball cap over his light…   Read Story »