Trail of Dead’s Conrad Keely on Leaving Cambodia and the Band’s First LP in 6 Years

Keely discusses the uncertainties that influenced the art-rock group’s tenth album.

The Year in FLOOD: 25 Interviews that Defined 2019

The best chats we had this year with our favorite artists spanning music, film, TV, and more.

Are Empath Really Friends? An Investigation

The tightly knit punks spell out their relationships to Deerhoof, hi-fi, and each other on a recent tour stop.

JPEGMAFIA: Artist of the Year

Our first ever AotY talks about the changing landscape of music.

In Conversation: Fatima Al Qadiri on Her Haunted Digital Score for Mati Diop’s “Atlantics”

On her first soundtracking experience, decolonizing art, and why an electronic film score is so unique. 

“Keep It”: A Podcast for Fans, Stans, and Pop Culture Pans

Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, + Aida Osman on nostalgia, Twitter, and 2019’s media landscape.

“Knives Out” Collaborators Rian and Nathan Johnson on Powering a Modern Whodunit

The cousins discuss inverting genre tropes, their first embarrassing movie, and the evergreen influence of “Columbo.”

Wayne Coyne Breaks Down The Flaming Lips’ New “The Soft Bulletin” Live LP Track by Track

“Whatever happens, it’s going to sound cool!”

Mystery and History: the Strange Music and Stranger Tale of Jim Sullivan

Jim’s son Chris and producer Al Dobbs give their thoughts on the songwriter’s disappearance and why his music lingers on.

Glenn Howerton on Why “It’s Always Sunny” Never Got Huge Accolades—and Why That’s OK

Howerton explains how “Sunny” is “the Phish of shows” before its record-tying fourteenth season’s finale.

With Three Reissues, Deerhoof Is Challenging Their Own Critical Narratives

Deerhoof is said to have grown more accessible over its twenty-five years. Greg Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki couldn’t agree less.

PLAYLIST: Turnover’s Grooves That Inspired “Altogether”

Along with a playlist curated by the band, Austin Getz goes deep on his newfound love of jazz.

Taylor Hawkins on Fandom, Foo Fighters, and the Freedom to Be a Coattail Rider

Three albums in, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders feels like a vacation for the Foo Fighters drummer.

Shepard Fairey Is Here To Stay

With a new mural and a 30-year retrospective in Downtown LA, the massively influential artist is moving forward while looking back.

In Conversation: Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm on Bouncing Back from “Stage Four”

TA’s year of nostalgia is coming to a close, but not before a tour with La Dispute.

The Purchase of The Egyptian: Why Netflix Needs a Pyramid

Is the acquisition of an iconic Hollywood theater by a streaming giant another sign of the demise of cinema, or the new status quo?

Director Alma Har’el on the Therapeutic Nature of “Honey Boy”

Based on a true story written by Shia LaBeouf while in rehab, the film was both triggering and cathartic for the creative team.

The Hard Times’ New Book “The First 40 Years” Is an Absurd Revisionist History of Punk

Matt Saincome, Bill Conway, + Krissy Howard on the satirical history of their satirical punk news site.

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