Jun 27, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

"This is an arrival album, not a transitional album." To listen to frontman Warren Spicer explain where exactly Plants and Animals have landed on Waltzed in From the Rumbling is to hear of a land of creative freedom and newfound energy. It's a land free from pressure and expectation. It's a world apart from their previous album. More

Jun 24, 2016 Web Exclusive

As star Elle Fanning sees it, Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film, The Neon Demon, is the story of “Dorothy coming to Oz if she was the evil one.” It’s an astute conclusion. Although Fanning’s Jesse – a fresh-faced teen just off the bus and hoping to make it in Los Angeles – is decidedly naïve, there is something sinister about her confidence. More

Jun 24, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Despite dating and making music together for several years as Cat’s Eyes, last summer was the first time Faris Badwan visited Rachel Zeffira’s tiny Canadian hometown, located some 10 hours outside of Vancouver. Zeffira’s wash of emotions, generated by the experience of bringing her boyfriend back to her childhood home, was captured in the swoony ballad “Everything Moves,” found on the duo’s sophomore full-length, Treasure HouseMore

Jun 23, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Though he has spent most of his life preparing for a career in music, Chris Duncan (who uses "C Duncan" as his stage name) was nonetheless surprised by how quickly he realized his potential. More

Jun 22, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

In the opening seconds of "The Last Thing on My Mind," the lead single off The Joy Formidable's third album, Hitch, listeners are provided an ears-only glimpse of the band before the final count in to the song's thumping, ever-present riff. More

Jun 21, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

"Breaking up the band was made a bit easier because I never really liked the name Hooray For Earth," laughs Noel Heroux, the former frontman/main creative force behind said band. T More

Jun 17, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

When Caveman frontman Matt Iwanusa takes a listen to Otero War, the New York-based band's new album, he can't pinpoint any weak points. That's because he went into the project fully focused and ready to spend time perfecting the songs.  More

Jun 16, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

It has been two weeks since Julien Baker made a triumphal trek through SXSW, but she is still buzzing. Playing five shows in four days, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter became one of the festival's breakout acts, taking a victory lap after her 2015 full-length debut, Sprained Ankle, became one of the year's most-acclaimed breakthroughs.  More

Jun 15, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Dim the lights," says John Carpenter, revered filmmaker and musician. "Put the album on.... Close your eyes and just let your mind go. Tap into that invisible movie that plays in your head. Let it flow, and let our music be your soundtrack." More