Interviews

Jun 01, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Marika Hackman's sophomore album, I'm Not Your Man, is mainly about relationships with women. (The romantic kind-although she does credit her mom and female friends for helping her navigate life.)  More

May 18, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

After speaking with Nick Hakim about the background of his debut album, Green Twins, you come away with the impression that he'd just as soon let the music do the talking. Hakim also doesn't put too much thought into being labeled a neo soul artist, or for that matter, any specific classification of his sound. More

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey. More

Oct 26, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

There's a glam swagger permeating the self-titled debut album of Nashville's Savoy Motel, twisting serpentine psych with Roxy Music-esque flourishes. More

Oct 19, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Brothers often fight and clash. But they can also be the biggest motivators for each other. Take for example 19-year-old Brian D'Addario and his 17-year-old brother Michael. They've used their differences and similarities to create the catchy pop-rock of their Long Island, New York, band The Lemon Twigs. More

Oct 06, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Chicago duo Whitney has an uncompromising and bold personality in more ways than one. It's likely that some of that toughness in character came during writing their debut album during one of Chicago's coldest winters between 2014-15.  More

Sep 29, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Virgin Suicide's moniker was fairly obviously inspired by the 2000-released Sofia Coppola directed film The Virgin Suicides. But somewhat surprisingly, film isn't an overt influence on the songwriting of the  Danish act's sun-drenched pop numbers, according to their frontman Martin Grønne. More

Jul 28, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

There's a moment near the end of Next Thingthe second studio album by Frankie Cosmosthat perfectly encapsulates the disarmingly conversational spirit of Greta Kline's music. It comes halfway through "Outside With the Cuties," a playfully longing ballad with oohing backing vocals.  More

Jul 20, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

It's always striking when such frenzied on-stage performers speak in such a perfectly collected, hushed manner. Yak's Oli Burslem has earned himself a reputation as a captivatingly unhinged frontmanoften locking into visceral repetitions so deeply that he seemingly forgets where he is, chanting arbitrary expressions mid-song, hurling his organ into drummer Elliot Rawson's kit or letting loose on the poor thing with his swinging guitar, leaving both in pieces.  More