May 23, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

For England's Hookworms, putting their latest album together was a triumph. The five members of the band experienced enough to encourage them to throw in the towel. Lead singer Matthew "MJ" Johnson was at the center of the band's bad luck—in 2015, his studio where the band recorded and rehearsed flooded from the bursting of the River Aire. More

May 22, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

In case Mike Mogis happens to be reading this, the Söderberg sisters, Johanna and Klara, want you to know they "adore" you. It was simply time for something different. More

May 18, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Over Skype, Anna Burch often finishes her answers with an awkward giggle; as if she prefers gift-wrapping presents over opening them. The title of her excellent debut LP Quit the Curse strikes as a tongue-in-cheek bristle at romanticism and superstition. More

May 16, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett's second full-length release starts in a dark place. Opening with the groan of a guitar being tuned, a soft gasp, and the growl of feedback, "Hopefulessness" is the sound of tension searching for a place to escape. "You know what they say, no one is born to hate," Barnett sings over ominously askew guitar lines. More

May 15, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

America is angry, but Parquet Courts are here to provide a cathartic release. More

May 14, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

A little ways south of his longtime home of Portland, OR, Colin Meloy has spent the past four years living on a five acre farmstead with his wife and two sons. Listed on the historic registry, the property dates all the way back to the mid-19th century.  More

May 11, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Noel Gallagher did not set out to save rock and roll. In fact, when he started writing the songs that would become Who Built the Moon?-his third full-length album with his High Flying Birds-he had no idea what kind of album he was making at all.  More

May 10, 2018 Web Exclusive

Jess Phoenix is a scientist running for Congress. These two things aren't always connected. In fact, they're not supposed to be in this belligerently stupid day and age. Phoenix is running in the June 5th Democratic primary for CA-25 to challenge incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Knight. More

May 09, 2018 Web Exclusive

Nearly 20 years after the release of their independent debut EP, Elbow's frontman Guy Garvey still talks about music like a child on holiday. The very act of creation has retained its magic over the course of the band's seven studio albums, and even with multiple plates spinning in the present, Garvey is still enamored by the songwriting process. More