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Hand Habits on “Fun House,” a Career of Collaborations, and Their Voyage of Personal Discovery

Oct 21, 2021 Web Exclusive

One could certainly understand Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy (who uses they/them pronouns) being a little bit on the sleepy side the Sunday morning we spoke. Forced into pandemic hibernation like the rest of us, Duffy has emerged with their best sounding and most revealing album to date, Fun House (due out tomorrow on Saddle Creek). More

Natalie Imbruglia on “Torn” and Her New Album “Firebird”

Oct 19, 2021

Natalie Imbruglia knows everything is transient. To put it another way, she says, “I just don’t give a shit anymore.” The “Torn” singer, who became globally famous for her voice and beauty in the ’90s, has seen the ways of the world and she’s not really impressed anymore. More

My Firsts: Hayden Thorpe

Oct 15, 2021 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 Hayden Thorpe. More

Johnny Marr on His New “Fever Dreams, Pt. 1” EP and His Favorite Smiths Song

Oct 14, 2021 Web Exclusive

Although Johnny Marr co-wrote ’80s hits such as “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”—playing riffs as lyrical as anything frontman Morrissey ever penned—the ex-Smiths guitarist is now singing a very different tune. “Spirit Power and Soul,” the lead single from Marr’s new solo EP Fever Dreams, Pt. 1 (out tomorrow) is a stark departure from the melancholic songs he and The Smiths soundtracked many an angsty adolescence with. More

Andy Shauf on His New Album “Wilds” and Landing on Former President Obama’s Playlist

Oct 13, 2021 Web Exclusive

While Andy Shauf’s new album, Wilds, features more lyrics about Judy and other beloved characters from his preceding albums such as 2020’s The Neon Skyline, the Canadian singer/songwriter says he’s not staking his career on an extended, Marvel-esque expanded universe. More

Self-Portrait: Magdalena Bay

Oct 08, 2021 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Los Angeles-based duo Magdalena Bay (aka Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin). More

Shannon Lay on “Geist” and Taking Things Slow

Oct 06, 2021 Web Exclusive

Three quarters of the way through our interview discussing Shannon Lay’s reflective new album, Geist (out this Friday on Sub Pop), Lay visibly exhales. Wearing a white Ramones T-shirt, Lay appears freshly scrubbed and fully relaxed in the kitchen of her recently acquired Los Angeles bungalow. More

Jason Isaacs on the powerful new drama “Mass”

Oct 06, 2021 Web Exclusive

Jason Isaacs talks about the powerful intimacy and connection of the new film, Mass. More

illuminati hotties on “Let Me Do One More”

Oct 04, 2021 Web Exclusive

Sarah Tudzin, aka illuminati hotties, has a unique way of stretching pop dynamics like silly putty, shaping them into her own self-coined “tenderpunk” vernacular. A former student of the Berklee College of Music and already a seasoned engineer in her mid-20s, her own pet project was initially meant as a reference point for clientele who wished to make good use of her unique set of skills. More