Nov 16, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Benjamin Clementine's life story is absorbing to the point of distraction. Born and raised in London to a family of Ghanaian descent, the self-taught musician emerged from school with almost no qualifications, fell out with his family, and ended up living homeless in London and Paris. It was in the French capital he started down the road that took him to winning the Mercury Prize for his debut At Least for Now in 2015. More

Nov 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Tricky looks like he's carved out of teak wood, his visible body parts scribbled with tattoos. He cuts an incongruous figure in Berlin, his home of the last two years. Once he starts holding forth about his adopted city, however, it sounds like he's getting paid by the Berlin tourist board. More

Nov 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"We're all just an amalgamation of salt ions and that's pretty cool," Madeline Kenney says over the phone from her Oakland, California home. It's not a line you'd necessarily expect to hear from a musician, but Kenney is hardly your average singer/songwriter. More

Nov 13, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Since Sean Baker's film The Florida Project debuted at Cannes in late May, the superlatives have been abundant on the festival circuit. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2015's Tangerine depicts a different side of marginalized society: Florida's hidden homeless. More

Nov 03, 2017 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Kelcey Ayer some questions about endings and death. Ayer is Local Natives' vocalist, pianist, and one of the band's primary songwriters, but in September he released his debut solo album as Jaws of Love. (the period at the end of the name is intentional). More

Nov 03, 2017 Web Exclusive

For someone with such a looming influence on both film and film music, Carpenter doesn’t spend much time dwelling on the past. He quite famously doesn’t watch his films once he’s finished them, and offers modest, straight-forward answers when pressed about past works. And thus, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974 – 1998 – a new album on which Carpenter re-recorded many of his best-known scores with his son, keyboardist Cody Carpenter, and godson, guitarist Daniel Davies – may be the closest thing we ever see to Carpenter reflecting on his career. More

Oct 27, 2017 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Bebban Stenborg, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist of Shout Out Louds, some questions about endings and death. The Swedish band released their latest album, Ease My Mind, last month via Merge. The album, the band's fifth, is another deliriously fun collection of irresistible indie-pop tunes. More

Oct 13, 2017 Web Exclusive

Though the members of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are known for being one of Britain's top selling synth pop pioneers, a far different sound can be found on one of the best songs from their new album, The Punishment of LuxuryMore

Oct 06, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

When Grizzly Bear released their debut, Horn of Plenty, in 2004, it would have been difficult to predict that they'd still be making records 13 years later. Essentially a solo album by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ed Droste, with drummer Chris Bear adding percussion and backing vocals, there was little indication that their future work would be defined by collaboration and the contributions of four unique creative personas.  More