Articles by Erin Osmon
Devendra Banhart Is as Enlightened as Ever
The soulful songwriter talks new album “Ma,” his multilingual lyrics, and his fondness for Ned Doheny.
Poolside with Pixies
The alternative rock icons on their new album “Beneath the Eyrie” and why bassist Paz Lenchantin’s word is gospel.
Oh That Was So Real: Twenty-Five Years of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”
With insight from his longtime guitarist Michael Tighe and drummer Matt Johnson.
For Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, It’s All About the Little Things
The band’s frontwoman on their 4AD debut, “U.F.O.F.,” and how she combats the music industry’s waste by living in her truck.
Hannah Hooper: The Colors of Oblivion
The Grouplove frontwoman is experimenting with color for her upcoming solo art exhibition in LA.
In Conversation: Colin Blunstone’s Odessey with The Zombies
The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”
In Conversation: Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Far from Home
Ahead of a rare solo show in LA, we talked with Gainsbourg about Trump, Hollywood, and keeping things mysterious.
Courtney Marie Andrews Writes Country Music with a Worldly Perspective
Once a touring member of Jimmy Eat World, the Phoenix-born country artist recalls her maturation from emo to emotional.
The Apotheosis of Jack White
With the release of his third solo record, “Boarding House Reach,” the musician, label-head, and unabashed retrophiliac surveys his career—and the chance cult of personality he’s built along the way.
U.S. Girls’ New One Is All the Rage
With “In a Poem Unlimited,” Meg Remy turns pop into protest.
The Best Reissues of 2017
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
Circuit des Yeux, “Reaching for Indigo”
Though it’s her most accessible album to date, “Reaching for Indigo” continues in Haley Fohr’s mission of experimentalism and self-expression.
Phrasing the Impossible: The Weather Station Gets Set Free
Intensely poetic and fully realized, Tamara Lindeman’s latest as The Weather Station is the result of trusting her gut.
72-Hour Nostalgia-Punk Therapy: Riot Fest 2017
With a high-profile Jawbreaker reunion at its center, this year’s edition of Riot Fest further cemented the Chicago party’s identity.
Meet Your New American Folk Heroes
Instilled with a studious appreciation of past musical movements, these women are revolutionizing America’s modern folk scene, crafting exemplary albums of a stirring new tradition.
Why “The OA” Doesn’t Need to Explain Itself
Critics of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix series are answering questions the show isn’t asking.
The New Dawn of New Age
How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.
Life With and Without: “Tig,” Reviewed
Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s documentary “Tig” follows beloved comedian Tig Notaro as she copes with breast cancer and the loss of her mother.