Articles by Max Freedman

With “Dolphine,” Mega Bog Uses the Surreal to Reflect On Death

In contemplating multiple recent losses in her life, Erin Birgy tightens her grip on the bizarre.

Weyes Blood Isn’t Afraid of Climate Change

The Los Angeles–based musician’s fourth album confronts humanity’s bleak future head-on.

Cate Le Bon Finds Reward in Isolation (and Woodworking)

In cutting herself off from society to study woodworking, Le Bon accidentally wrote her most direct songs to date.

Pile Goes Full-Time

Seven albums in, Pile is finally Rick Maguire’s only gig. He never quite expected to make the leap.

SASAMI Is a New Artist, But You’ve Heard Her Before

Although her self-titled record is her solo debut, she’s contributed to the works of countless others—and her prowess is apparent.

Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy Is Always Learning

Even though her band’s music presents immense insight into society’s ills, Clementine is still getting to know herself. And that’s OK.

Elena Tonra, Alone But Not Lonely

Daughter’s frontperson, already beloved for her bravely desolate lyrics, launched a new solo project—Ex:Re—to provide her most devastating songs yet. But she’s far from lonesome.

Kero Kero Bonito Are Doing Whatever They Want

Given the ethos behind their band, surprise releasing a killer record wasn’t much of a surprise for Sarah Midori Perry, Gus Lobban, and Jamie Bulled. 

Nothing Can Crack Forth Wanderers

Even with members scattered across different cities and schools, Forth Wanderers just keeps getting tighter.

Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens

The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.

PREMIERE: Vanbot Traverses “Siberia” Via Ambient Electronica On Her Third LP

The Swedish artist explores the relationship between time, location, and emotion—all on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Breaking: Mozart’s Sister

The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”

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