Nov 12, 2018 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Mark Andrew Hamilton of Frontperson (he has also released six albums as the leader of Woodpigeon). More

Nov 09, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) some questions about endings and death. More

Nov 08, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

If you're looking for someone to congratulate (or blame), Alan Sparhawk points to Dave Fridmann. It was over a decade ago when Sparhawk and his wife Mimi Parker, the core members of Low, joined forces with Fridmann, the famed producer for The Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse, and Sleater-Kinney among others, for the first of two consecutive albums, 2005's The Great Destroyer and 2007's Drums and Guns. More

Nov 07, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

I changed a Flasher lyric. No, really. When the Washington, D.C. trio first dropped their deterministic anthem "Skim Milk" back in March, the line "garment of vivid pink" sounded to me like "gone in a vivid pink." More

Nov 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

For the last decade-and-a-half, the two lone members of El Ten Elevenguitarist/bassist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogartyhave largely eschewed any outside collaboration or input into their buoyant brand of post-rock. More

Nov 05, 2018 Web Exclusive

In 2018 Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, issued one of the debut records of the year. Mother of My Children is a deeply personal rumination on love and loss, but it's also an indie-rock album that is charged with Paul's identity as an indigenous, queer woman.

Nov 01, 2018

Some singer/songwriters are content to write protest songs during times of political turmoil, if they write protest songs at all. But not Jim James. More

Oct 31, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

On "Complications," the second track from Interpol's latest record, Marauder, frontman Paul Banks sings "dream of combinations/all night long/round and round a rhythm escapes/I'm stuck without no answers."  More