Sep 20, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

2017 has been a period of nascency for Azniv Korkejian, a.k.a. Bedouine-as we're settling in for our interview, the Syrian-Armenian singer is in Houston with her family, welcoming her newborn nephew into the world. Between that and the release of her self-titled debut album, Korkejian is in the midst of a very fruitful season. More

Sep 20, 2017 Web Exclusive

Chances are most TV fans will recognize Danny Pudi from his critically-lauded, six season-run on NBC and Yahoo!’s Community, where he played Abed Nadir, the cult show’s pop culture-obsessed study group member. In The Tiger Hunter, Pudi plays Sami Malik, a young engineer who moves from his home in India to urban Chicago in the 1970s in pursuit of the American dream. More

Sep 19, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Timing is everything. Seminal early '90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of itsat the timefinal album, 1996's Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates.  More

Sep 18, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"I hope for the best, but expect the worst and prepare for it mentally," says Franklin James Fisher, singer in the industrial-soul unit Algiers. "I wasn't surprised by Trump at all. Not by a country that let George Bush take the election the first time, and then after it was proven that he started two wars on false pretenses, voted for him properly the second time." More

Sep 15, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

A conversation between Ariel Pink (full name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) and Neil Halstead, vocalist/guitarist of Slowdive, is seemingly incongruous at first blush, considering their vastly different methodologies. Ariel Pink has released music at a rapid pace, in a cut-up manner, evolving from his early 4-track days onto newer adventures in hi-fi such as 2014's terrific Pom pom. More

Sep 14, 2017 Web Exclusive

In this new series, Parental GuidanceUnder the Radar listens in as a musician's parent interviews them. For the inaugural edition, Lupe Aguinaga interviews her daughter, Downtown Boys' vocalist Victoria Ruiz, along with the band's guitarist, Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, about how the life of a band changes as they reach bigger stages, and how they would change the music business, if they could. More

Sep 13, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

At the heart of North London trio Girl Ray is a massive love for puns. From their debut album title Earl Grey to the band name itself, Girl Ray, Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell, and Sophie Moss are amused by a good play on words.  More

Sep 12, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

The quintessentially English pop trio, Saint Etienne are back with their first new record in five years. Home Counties is both an homage to and cathartic re-visitation of the suurbia surrounding London where Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, and Pete Wiggs grew up. More

Sep 11, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

"We spend a lot of time together outside Saint Etienne, hanging out and doing other projects," Saint Etienne singer Sarah Cracknell reflects. "We end up making another record when the time feels right." The English trio's output may have slowed since their slew of '90s hits but new Saint Etienne material is bound to excite any indie-pop fan.  More