The Spontaneous Chemistry of Deeper

How four sweet dudes from Chicago came up in the DIY rock scene and made a killer debut album.

Soundtracking the Domestic Horror of “Hereditary” with Colin Stetson

With A24’s latest triumph now in theaters, Stetson walks us through his collaboration with director Ari Aster and the film scores that have shaped his work.

In Conversation: Joe Pera Just Wants to Watch the Trains Go By

Set and filmed in the cozy Midwest, “Joe Pera Talks with You” isn’t your typical Adult Swim fare—though it is still on really late (and Joe will understand if you tape it for later). 

Arcade Fire Channels Their Inner Absurdist in “Chemistry” Video

We talk with Win Butler about the new Ray Tintori–directed video, and go behind the scenes of the track’s recording in an exclusive in-studio live clip.

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.

In Conversation: Wyatt Cenac Has Some Problems to Discuss

The “Problem Areas” creator navigates diversity in the writers’ room, gentrification, and the surreality of modern America.

The Breeders Splash Again

A quarter of a century after “Last Splash,” Kim Deal recalls The Breeders’ bitter dissolution, successful reunion, and the fractured recording process resulting in the utterly cohesive “All Nerve.”

Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn

The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”

Hop Along Make Contact with the Outside World

Frances Quinlan’s decreasingly solo project shifts toward total collaboration on their third album, “Bark Your Head Off, Dog.”

From Backyard Parties to Coachella, Cuco Is Moving Hesitantly Toward Stardom

Fresh off Coachella, the young multi-instrumentalist continues to prove that his Honda is the only thing average about him.

Bonny Doon Are Who They’re Supposed to Be

For their second full-length (and debut on Woodsist), the Detroit folk-rock quartet stopped thinking too much and just went to the beach instead.

The Subtle Sentimentality of Andrew Haigh

“Lean on Pete” projects the English director’s empathetic voice to his largest American audience yet.

Kate Berlant and John Early Are Hungry: A Love Story in Four Courses

With their cunning comedic personas and unique kinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides a breath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.

100 Percent Happy: Courtney Barnett Is Letting It All Go

Courtney Barnett has been building quite the home for herself in our cultural pantheon. But she needs a place for her cat to stay, too.

Dave Sardy: A Playlist for Big Brother

With “≠,” the producer known as DSARDY aims to address technology’s dehumanizing effects by enlisting the help of the industry’s preeminent humans.

Is Everything Awesome? A Philosophical Inquiry with Nick Riggle

The author and philosopher (and former professional inline skater) tells us what it is to be awesome, and how to live with the power of awesomeness inside you. 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Natalie Prass Turns Up a New Road

After the election, the Richmond artist threw out the introspective album she’d been working on and started over. What she made next was music for everyone.

In Conversation: Steven Rogers Chose the Indie Route for “I, Tonya”

The screenwriter reflects on the messiness of truth and memory, and how he worked to build a story that encompassed everyone’s point of view.

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