Jul 16, 2018 Web Exclusive

I found Damon McMahon on the southern route of his U.S. tour, headed to Louisville from Nashville in a van with his bandmates listening to him answer questions about, among other things, them, which is strange.  More

Jul 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

Writer/director Bo Burnham discusses his funny and empathetic debut feature, Eighth Grade, how his experience as an online personality informed the film, and why he chose to write about a 13-year-old girl.  More

Jul 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Tancred some questions about endings and death. Tancred is the project of Jess Abott. Last month the Maine musician released her fourth full-length album, Nightstand, via Polyvinyl. Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals) produced Nightstand, which is the follow-up to 2016's Out of the GardenMore

Jul 11, 2018 Web Exclusive

When visualizing a lone guitarist, our cultural normalization might bring to mind someone strumming or picking fancifully, searching for footing on a melody or chord and humming along. Now erase that imagery.  More

Jul 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

Our private lives are what make us human. Uncanny patterns of rationale weave through our daily habits; mental checklists track our progress to tiny goals that would surely shrink further in the light of everyone else's big ambitions.  More

Jun 26, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

On the final track of Clean, the debut full-length album from Nashville's Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison), the ground opens up. Under the weight of the uncertainty and pain that Allison describes on the proceeding tracks, she imagines the ground buckling: "I dreamt the sidewalk broke in two.  More

Jun 25, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

"Absurd"that's the word Phil Elverum uses to describe the last year. In early 2017, he released A Crow Looked at Me, his universally-praised examination of the devastation brought on by the death of his wife, artist and songwriter Geneviève Castrée.  More

Jun 22, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Alex Kapranos begins with a blank slate-an honest to goodness real blank slate. No preconceived ideas. No thematic direction. No cares or concerns for where Franz Ferdinand has gone in the past or where they're expected to head in the future. The band, he says, has to be selfish that way. More

Jun 21, 2018 Web Exclusive

For fans of Tame Impala and its many side projects, few might be familiar with the solo work of one of both group's common denominators: Jay Watson, aka GUM. Watsona multi-instrumentalistis known for playing drums, bass, keyboards, and synths in both Tame Impala and PONDMore