Jul 30, 2014 Web Exclusive

Just three months into the band's life (and before they'd played many live gigs), Coves begged Echo & the Bunnymen's promoter to book them as the band's opening act at their headlining show at The Assembly. Echo & the Bunnymen were so impressed by their performance, they asked the band to join them as they finished out their European tour. More

Jul 29, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Caroline Polachek wrote music as a way to fill the long stretches of downtime while on a world tour with her band, Chairlift. As she continued composing songs on her laptophiding in closets or hotel bathrooms when she needed a quiet place to recordthey took on a peaceful, often sorrowful sound that wasn't a fit for Chairlift's upbeat electropop. The songs eventually made their way onto her solo debut, Arcadia, which was released under the name Ramona Lisa. Here, she talks about composing an album on the road and the inspirations that went into her project. More

Jul 28, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

When it came time for Caroline Polachek to embark on her first solo record, she opted to follow a non-traditional route. Rather than emblazoning her own nameor that of Chairlift, her well-known bandacross the front of the LP, she released Arcadia under the alias Ramona Lisa. More

Jul 24, 2014 Summer 2006 - The Dears

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2006 article on Grizzly Bear, our first print magazine interview with the band (we did interview them a year earlier on our website about their debut album,Horn of Plenty). Read on as Ed Droste discusses the band's sophomore album, Yellow House, and his hope for some hometown recognition.   More

Jul 23, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Wye Oak's stunning new album Shriek, at the surface, lies in stark contrast to their earlier work. The duo of Jenn Wasner (synths, bass, guitar) and Andy Stack (percussion) have eschewed their trademark guitar and drums sound in favor of something more silvery and abstract, no doubt informed by Wasner's foray into electronic textures on her 2013 side project Dungeonesse.  More

Jul 23, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Most bands retain the stamp of their home towns and cities, but Brits MONEY came together as usurpers in their adopted Manchester, the uniquely creative environment that gave us The Smiths, Joy Division, and Factory Records. Decamping to the north of England in his late teens, London-born vocalist and frontman Jamie Lee credits the city with indelibly shaping the sound and identity of the Bella Union-signed band. More

Jul 22, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Growing stronger with every record, while incrementally increasing its audience for a good part of the past decade, Wye Oak well could've trodden the beaten path and continued with its trademark guitar and drums sound, one that had endeared it to a progressively mainstream audience, including appearances of 2011's Civilian's title track on the likes of The Walking DeadBeing Human, and Safety Not Guaranteed. More

Jul 18, 2014 Web Exclusive

When Seth Gabel first read the script for Salem, he had a good feeling about the show. But he didn't expect the flagship show of the WGN America network to gain such a loyal following in such a short period of time, much like his previous show, Fringe. More

Jul 18, 2014 Web Exclusive

It’s been 13 years since Audrey Tautou captured the hearts of cinema fans the world over as Amélie, the adorably meddlesome and pure-hearted waif at the center of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s global hit of the same name. She’s played a sweeping variety of characters in the years since her breakthrough, from historical figures (Coco Before Chanel) to maniacs (He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not). Save for a lone Hollywood venture opposite Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code and Stephen Frears’ British thriller, Dirty Pretty Things, the majority of Tautou’s work has been in her native France.

Tautou’s newest feature is Mood Indigo, directed by the endlessly inventive Michel Gondry. Best known for films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, most readers here will always associate him with his innovative music video work for artists such as Bjork, The White Stripes, Cibo Matto, and Kylie Minogue.

Audrey Tautou sat down with us in New York to discuss the film. More