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Ride – Mark Gardener on “This Is Not a Safe Place”

Oct 30, 2019

It's been a rewarding four years for Ride since the band returned to the live stage in the early part of 2015 after an 18-year hiatus. Since then, the Oxford, England-formed four-piece have recorded two critically acclaimed albums culminating in this year's excellent This Is Not a Safe Place, a record some are calling their finest since 1992's Going Blank Again. More

The Soft Cavalry – Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Oct 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Soft Cavalry is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell. The latter perhaps better known for her work with Slowdive, Mojave 3, and Minor Victories while the former has played bass and sang backing vocals in a number of bands (including Ricky Gervais/David Brent's Foregone Conclusion) as both a full time member and session musician. More

Anna Meredith on “FIBS”

Oct 23, 2019 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

You'd be hard pushed to find a harder working composer or musician working today than Anna Meredith. The Scottish composer made her splash in the electronic music arena with her debut studio album Varmints in 2016, but that was far from the beginning of her career. More

Editors on “Black Gold”

Oct 21, 2019 Web Exclusive

Editors are releasing a new best of compilation this Friday in the shape of Black Gold. Containing 13 songs from the band's extensive back catalogue alongside three previously unreleased new compositions, it's the first time Editors have put out a collection of this kind. More

Belle and Sebastian - Stuart Murdoch on “Days of the Bagnold Summer”

Oct 17, 2019 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Not only is actor/comedian Simon Bird lucky enough to have achieved his dream of being a director, making his feature debut Days of the Bagnold Summer (due for release next year), on top of that, he also convinced his favorite band, Belle and Sebastian, to provide the soundtrack.  More

Blanck Mass on “Animated Violence Mild”

Oct 11, 2019 Web Exclusive

Rolling one cigarette after another from his home in the East Lothian Council of Scotland, Benjamin John Power is invigorated. Known to the music world as Blanck Mass, or that guy from Fuck Buttons, Power turns his device around to his backyard so I can see how very green the beautiful day is.  More

Keeping Score – David Wingo Gets His Due

Oct 11, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Steady-Delivering Composer of Barry Gets the Shine He’s Always Deserved. More

Vivian Girls on Their Reunion and “Memory”

Oct 09, 2019 Web Exclusive

There's a photo somewhere that documents the emotion of the moment. Five years ago, when Vivian Girls decided to set it all aside after three albums, Katy Goodman, Ali Koehler, and Cassie Ramone played their final show and then found a moment to circle together, a way to say goodbye to their labor of noisy love. It was an emotional huddle, a mix of grief and relief at the death of one of Brooklyn's most celebrated bands in the last 10 years. More

DIIV on “Deceiver”

Oct 04, 2019 Web Exclusive

Zachary Cole Smith never said Deceiver was a personal moniker, but it fits the narrative around DIIV's new album. After the band's acclaimed second album, Is The Is Are, released in 2016, Smith checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. With that decision, nothing was a given anymore. Music wasn't a concern. DIIV was no longer a band. More