Turntable Interview

Turntable Interview: Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has been on the road for months. The multi-instrumentalist has brought his unique brand of synthesized electro-R&B dance music…
Melissa Locker | October 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Turntable Interview: Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts songs are riotous affairs, by turns blistering, bubbly and intense, but their albums are nothing compared to their live shows. The hard-touring Brooklyn…
Melissa Locker | October 30, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Turntable Interview: The Dismemberment Plan

As you may have heard, the Dismemberment Plan, the funky, funny, frenetic DC hardcore band, is back. Uncanney Valley, the band's fifth album and their…
Melissa Locker | October 17, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Turntable Interview: HAERTS

HAERTS have had an enviable ascent in the rock world, having only been playing together for little over a year but still possessing the ability…
Melissa Locker | October 3, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Turntable Interview: Zola Jesus

Nika Danilova, bka Zola Jesus, proved herself to be one of the most remarkable and talented young musicians of the era with her breakthrough release…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 19, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Turntable Interview: Dirty Beaches & Dum Dum Girls

Alex Zhang Hungtai, bka Dirty Beaches, recently released Drifters/Love Is The Devil, an ambitious double-album that dazzles with his cinematic lo-fi sound. Its latter half…
Melissa Locker | September 5, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Turntable Interview: Empire Of The Sun

Australia's Empire of the Sun dropped their debut album Walking On A Dream in 2008, introducing the world to their intergalactic dance vibe. The music, created…
Melissa Locker | August 22, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Turntable Interview: Austra

Austra’s debut album Feel It Break was filled with synth-pop beats paired with theatrical vocals. The result was incredibly well received, making top ten and…
Melissa Locker | August 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Turntable Interview: Lou Barlow

While Lou Barlow may be best known for his work with Dinosaur Jr., his albums with Sebadoh were always more personal and, in that respect,…
Melissa Locker | July 26, 2013 - 9:08 am

Turntable Interview: Eleanor Friedberger

Last month, Eleanor Friedberger released Personal Record, her second solo album and the follow-up to her excellent 2011 offering, Last Summer. While Friedberger rose to…
Melissa Locker | July 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Turntable Interview: Superchunk’s Laura Ballance

On the cusp of releasing their 10th studio album, I Hate Music, Superchunk founding member Laura Ballance had to break the news to fans: She…
Melissa Locker | June 20, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Turntable Interivew: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott make effervescent dance music with unstoppable beats and energetic electro-pop songs that are impossible to…
Melissa Locker | June 6, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Turntable Interview: The Boy Least Likely To

The Boy Least Likely To reached a certain level of fame in the '00s on the strength of their debut album The Best Party Ever
Melissa Locker | May 23, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Turntable Interview: !!!

On their new album THR!!!ER, NYC electro-pop dance impresarios !!! (or, Chk Chk Chk) worked with producer Jim Eno of Spoon, who encouraged the group…
Melissa Locker | May 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Turntable Interview: The Flaming Lips

When you name your album The Terror, you better hope your fans are prepared for a dark and twisty album filled with sweetly paranoid tracks…
Melissa Locker | April 24, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Turntable Inteview: The Thermals

Since 2002, the Thermals have crafted raucous, ebullient post-pop-punk tunes that are ridiculously catchy and singularly intense. Over the years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and…
Melissa Locker | April 4, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Turntable Interview: Telekinesis

When you think of a one-man band, you tend to picture a man with a harmonica, wearing a drum like a baby, and walking around…
Melissa Locker | March 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Turntable Interview: The Ruby Suns

On the Ruby Suns’ latest album Christopher, Ryan McPhun sang, “I never want to live in real life,” so we wanted to do an interview…
Melissa Locker | February 28, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Turntable Interview: Buke & Gase

When a writer calls a band “unique,” it usually just stems from laziness. But when it comes to the unpredictable and inventive duo of Buke…
Melissa Locker | February 14, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Turntable Interview: Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock turns 60 in March, but in the words of Aaliyah, age ain’t nothing but a number to the former Soft Boys lead singer…
Melissa Locker | February 1, 2013 - 9:54 am