Interviews

Dec 07, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"I'm so over opening for other people," Moses Sumney tells me over tea, eggs, and waffles in a cafe in London's Chalk Farm. With his knife he's poking his poached eggs, so wrinkly "they look like old people," he says.  More

Nov 30, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Phoebe Bridgers always wanted to be a singer. The 22-year-old Pasadena, CA native recently released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, but it seems that she has spent her whole life preparing for this. She played her first open mic night at 13, opened for Peter Case (of The Nerves and The Plimsouls) when she was 14, and graduated from the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013.  More

Nov 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

Jean-Michel Blais gets tripped up by the idea of fate.  More

Nov 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"We're all just an amalgamation of salt ions and that's pretty cool," Madeline Kenney says over the phone from her Oakland, California home. It's not a line you'd necessarily expect to hear from a musician, but Kenney is hardly your average singer/songwriter. More

Sep 27, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

One might assume that a young indie rocker with growing critical acclaim would be earnestly, intensely set on making the next big step in their career. But instead of imbuing such seriousness, Willie J Healeyopted to don a red paisley, painfully out of fashion shirt and a black cowboy hat, all of which make him look like a failed 1970s Nashville troubadour. More

Sep 20, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

2017 has been a period of nascency for Azniv Korkejian, a.k.a. Bedouine-as we're settling in for our interview, the Syrian-Armenian singer is in Houston with her family, welcoming her newborn nephew into the world. Between that and the release of her self-titled debut album, Korkejian is in the midst of a very fruitful season. More

Sep 13, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

At the heart of North London trio Girl Ray is a massive love for puns. From their debut album title Earl Grey to the band name itself, Girl Ray, Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell, and Sophie Moss are amused by a good play on words.  More

Sep 06, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Midnight Sister, on their debut LP Saturn Over Sunset, are emblematic of the analog swell of early Broadcast, The Free Design, and The United States of America. They also convey a cinematic sweep on tunes such as the opener "Canary," evocative of the ethereal leanings of the score of Rosemary's BabyMore

Aug 30, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

While Kate Stables is beloved for the haunting Celtic tinged melodies and evocative lyrics she records under the alias This Is the Kit, one of the most poignant moments on her new LP is taken from a far off land and sung in a language you're not likely to understand. More