Progress Report

Progress Report: Twin Sister In Heaven

By T. Cole Rachel / September 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Name:Twin Sister
Progress Report: Long Island’s dreamiest pop band release their full-length debut, In Heaven (which is still streaming in full).

Twin Sister are a band that seemed to spring up out of nowhere last year, quickly finding themselves sitting pretty on various “best of” lists on the strength of their ColorMore »


Progress Report: Star Slinger

By T. Cole Rachel / September 26, 2011 - 9:37 am

Name: Star Slinger
Progress Report: A remix wizard enters the realm of solo work on his new single and forthcoming LP. More »


Progress Report: Jane’s Addiction

By T. Cole Rachel / September 15, 2011 - 12:04 pm

NAME: Jane’s Addiction
PROGRESS REPORT: Alt-rock pioneers return with their first new album in over 8 years. Drummer tells all!

Given that it’s been over eight years since Jane’s Addiction released a studio album, it’s kind of easy to forget just what a potent force the band can be. Back in the… More »


Progress Report: Wavves

By T. Cole Rachel / September 12, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Name: Wavves
Progress Report: Wavves’ main man Nathan Williams talks about how much Life Sux, the elusive Dave Grohl, making a new album, and the relative difficulty of getting into the VMAs with weed in your pocket.

Wavves has been pretty unavoidable lately. From dropping a new EP in the coming week… More »


Progress Report: Mates Of State

By Corban Goble / August 29, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Name: Mates of State
Progress Report: Indie-rock’s most reliable pop twosome readies the release of Mountaintops. More »


Progress Report: Ladytron

By T. Cole Rachel / August 23, 2011 - 3:50 pm

NAME: Ladytron
PROGRESS REPORT: Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt discusses the group’s fantastic new album Gravity The Seducer and examines the relative joys and pains of making music with the same band for well over a decade.

Since releasing their first EP in 1999, Ladytron have consistently conjured up seamlessly beautiful electro-pop equally suitable… More »


Progress Report: Jimmy Cliff

By T. Cole Rachel / August 11, 2011 - 11:21 am

Name: Jimmy Cliff
Progress Report: Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Jimmy Cliff gets to work on a new record with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. More »


Progress Report: Zola Jesus

By T. Cole Rachel / August 10, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Name: Zola Jesus
Progress Report: Nika Danilova talks about world domination, the unshakable spector of goth, and the excellent new Zola Jesus album, Conatus. Also: Nika poses for an exclusive photo shoot for Stereogum by Andrew Youssef. More »


Progress Report: David Lynch

By T. Cole Rachel / August 1, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Name: David Lynch
Progress Report: One of the world’s greatest living filmmakers and purveyors of fine coffee calls up to talk about his soon to be released debut album… More »


Progress Report: The Horrors

By T. Cole Rachel / July 25, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Name: The Horrors
Progress Report: Horrors’ front man Faris Badwan calls from backstage at a festival to talk about the band’s excellent new album, Skying. More »


Progress Report: Cymbals Eat Guitars

By T. Cole Rachel / July 21, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Name: Cymbals Eat Guitars
Progress Report: Psych-pop freakologists go for an even bigger sound on sophomore release, Lenses Alien.

When Cymbals Eat Guitars released Why There Are Mountains back in 2009, much was written about the band’s epic sound and their seemingly uncanny ability to craft densely psychedelic pop songs that ofte… More »


Progress Report: Eric Bachmann (Archers Of Loaf, Crooked Fingers)

By T. Cole Rachel / July 18, 2011 - 9:28 am

Name: Eric Bachmann
Progress Report: Archers of Loaf frontman discusses reunions, reissues, creepy English teachers and the new Crooked Fingers record. More »


Progress Report: The War On Drugs

By T. Cole Rachel / July 14, 2011 - 9:59 am

NAME: The War On Drugs
PROGRESS REPORT: Adam Granduciel discusses Slave Ambient, his band’s first full-length in nearly four years.

In addition to having what is arguably the greatest band name of all-time, Philly’s the War On Drugs are one of the most criminally underrated bands currently making music. This might be… More »


Progress Report: Red Hot Chili Peppers

By T. Cole Rachel / June 30, 2011 - 9:50 am

NAME: Red Hot Chili Peppers
PROGRESS REPORT: Flea opens up about going back to school, the fine art of collaboration, and the Chili Peppers soon to be released new album

Given all the talk about Nirvana reissues, Soundgarden reunions and generalized nostalgia for the ’90s, it only makes sense that we’d also… More »


Progress Report: Soundgarden

By T. Cole Rachel / June 17, 2011 - 1:44 pm

NAME: Soundgarden
PROGRESS REPORT: Seattle stalwarts get back on the road this summer and get busy on new — presumably heavy — music.

Soundgarden — the heaviest hitters in grunge — are back together and hitting the road this summer. In addition to playing a series of headlining shows and festival date… More »


Progress Report: Best Coast

By T. Cole Rachel / June 13, 2011 - 11:50 am

Name: Best Coast
Progress Report: Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino talks about upcoming Planned Parenthood benefit and drops clues about the band’s currently in-the-works sophomore LP.

Next week Best Coast will be stopping off in NYC on June 16th to play a benefit for the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund,… More »


Progress Report: David Bazan

By T. Cole Rachel / June 3, 2011 - 5:16 pm

NAME: DAVID BAZAN
PROGRESS REPORT: Former Pedro The Lion front man readies his second solo effort, Strange Negotiations

Few contemporary songwriters have written about matters of faith more fascinatingly than David Bazan. As the frontman for Pedro the Lion, his intimate songs drew fascinating and often heartbreaking parallels between spiritual relationships and… More »


Progress Report: Arctic Monkeys

By T. Cole Rachel / May 31, 2011 - 11:19 am

NAME: Arctic Monkeys
PROGRESS REPORT: Alex Turner and Matt Helders chat about constructing Arctic Monkeys’ difficult fourth album Suck It And See.

If you are a fan of Arctic Monkeys then the past couple of weeks have been pretty kind to you already. The band are currently on tour here in the… More »


Progress Report: The Lonely Island

By T. Cole Rachel / May 9, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Name: The Lonely Island
Progress Report: America’s mightiest novelty band slip on a Turtleneck & Chain
The genre known as “comedy music” is often regarded as the sad realm of the one-hit wonder. It’s fair to say that most comedy songs — no matter how clever or funny or particularly zeitgeisty they might… More »


Progress Report: Bill Callahan

By T. Cole Rachel / May 2, 2011 - 3:58 pm

NAME: Bill Callahan
PROGRESS REPORT: One of music’s most mysterious songwriters talks about the Apocalypse, explores writing songs with a quill, and addresses the apparent futility of hope.

Bill Callahan is the kind of musician that — even if you don’t happen to enjoy or understand what he’s doing — makes music… More »