Interviews

Nov 26, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

In a small cafe in roughly the center of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, serpentwithfeet's fragrance arrives just a moment before he does. In the milliseconds before he appears sporting a beige bucket hat, off-gold tanktop, and baggy, mustard-yellow gym shorts with the acronym "GOAT" running down the left leg, an infusion of comforting, disarming aromas fills the room. More

Nov 20, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

"Even he would make fun of himself for being a grumpy old guy!" Hariette Pilbeam, the 25-year-old Brisbane-based dream pop songwriter known as Hatchie, is recalling how surprisingly down to earth and welcomingly ordinary she found Robin Guthrie, whose band Cocteau Twinsperhaps the foremost act in the extensive dream pop canonis a blatant influence.  More

Nov 14, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Fran Keaney, Joe White, and Tom Russo, the songwriting, singing, and guitaring part of Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, are late. Not for rock and roll reasons though. They've been at the dry cleaners because, according to their tour manager, they don't have any good jeans left for the show in Boston later that evening. More

Nov 07, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

I changed a Flasher lyric. No, really. When the Washington, D.C. trio first dropped their deterministic anthem "Skim Milk" back in March, the line "garment of vivid pink" sounded to me like "gone in a vivid pink." More

Oct 30, 2018

The music of Toronto band Bernice (whose current line-up is Robin Dann, Thom Gill, Dan Fortin, Felicity Williams, and Phil Melanson) is a melange of sounds and textures. Their sophomore album, Puff LP: In the air without a shape, is a playful recording that, moving in unexpected directions, incorporates pop, R&B, jazz, and electronic elements. More

Aug 22, 2018 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 Joey DosikMore

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 20, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

On record, Orono Noguchi sounds so nonchalant that she almost seems bored of being in a band. In person, she's nothing like that. We're speaking in the middle of Superorganism's first European tour and a packed day for Orono, the band's lead singer, which has included a morning recording session, but she's still animated and engaging.  More

Jun 13, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Picture the opener of Caroline Rose's new album, LONER: you've been invited to an old crush's party, and you can't relate to anyone in the room. The chicks hang back against the wall with their cutesy shorts and other clothes you definitely can't afford, while the dudes slug beers and guffaw at the ping-pong tables. More