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Band To Watch: Young Jesus

John Rossiter came of age as an emo kid in the Midwest, so it goes without saying that he’s had some formative Saddle Creek experience.
Ian Cohen | August 14, 2018 - 10:00 am

Interview

Are Gang Of Youths Too Earnest For America?

David Le'aupepe isn't one for small talk. That much was obvious when Gang Of Youths dropped a 77-minute album that begins with a song named…
Ian Cohen | July 5, 2018 - 11:14 am

Interview

Foxing Present The Apocalypse

Foxing got hit by a runaway truck at 50 mph. They played the next night and released a Dido cover as a fundraiser for their…
Ian Cohen | June 19, 2018 - 9:45 am

Interview

Wild Pink Are Making The Leap Whether They Know It Or Not

"I just saw something happened with Kanye, right?" This is John Ross’ way of saying he’s not particularly plugged into the pop culture…
Ian Cohen | May 30, 2018 - 11:00 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Spielbergs

Ever hear a new band that’s so truly, madly, and deeply your shit that it immediately seems like a prank?
Ian Cohen | April 26, 2018 - 9:15 am

Interview

A Look Inside The Insular World Of Lord Huron

Ben Schneider, as is his tendency, is trying to remember the night we met. The Lord Huron mastermind believes it took place after a show…
Ian Cohen | April 16, 2018 - 10:40 am

Interview

My Son, Have You Grown: Braid Talk Frame & Canvas 20 Years Later

The late '90s were a heady time for hopeful, plucky alt-rock hits that would forever soundtrack senior class montages, and I’m not sure I’ll ever…
Ian Cohen | April 6, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Interview

How Bottoming Out And Falling Through The Cracks Inspired Spirit Night’s Dylan Balliett To Rise Above

If you've done so much as read this website today, odds are you've experienced the emotional polarity of modern music consumption -- the giddy thrill…
Ian Cohen | March 22, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: awakebutstillinbed

Shannon Taylor is the creative force of a band named awakebutstillinbed and she just put out a record titled...deep breath here...what people call low self-esteem
Ian Cohen | March 1, 2018 - 11:07 am

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The Low-Key Legacy Of Duster, Your Favorite Indie Band’s Favorite Indie Band

Every time I’ve tried to explain how Duster has emerged as one of the most influential bands of the past decade, it sounds like I’m…
Ian Cohen | February 23, 2018 - 11:10 am

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Band To Watch: Jouska

Doug Dulgarian has lived in Philadelphia for less than a year, and that's long enough for him to embrace the duality of the Philly thing:…
Ian Cohen | February 14, 2018 - 10:43 am

Interview

Tanner Jones On The End Of You Blew It!, The Grind Of Being In A Full-Time Band, & The “Emo” Stigma

The University Of Florida should probably just cancel classes on the final Friday of October -- at least stop pretending it isn't going to be…
Ian Cohen | November 30, 2017 - 10:34 am

Interview

Q&A: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Strike one for an indie band forming in 2009: playing "really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was relevant." Strike two: doing so…
Ian Cohen | September 29, 2017 - 1:20 pm

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High & Low: Thoughts On Brand New’s First Live Set Since Science Fiction

You ever go to a bad music festival? Not an outright Fyre Festival or Woodstock '99 disaster that merits a post-mortem from dozens of people…
Ian Cohen | September 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Interview

Stream Cloakroom’s Time Well Early & Read Our Q&A With Frontman Doyle Martin

It doesn't take long for my conversation with Cloakroom frontman Doyle Martin to turn apocalyptic -- this was about a week ago, back in the…
Ian Cohen | August 17, 2017 - 9:41 am

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