Devendra Banhart Is as Enlightened as Ever

The soulful songwriter talks new album “Ma,” his multilingual lyrics, and his fondness for Ned Doheny. 

In an Era of American Darkness, Chelsea Wolfe Embraces Her Power

The singer-songwriter on power and femininity in her sixth studio album, “Birth of Violence.”

In Conversation: Surf Curse on the Movies That Inspired “Heaven Surrounds You”

Jacob Rubeck and Nick Rattigan talk Cronenberg, Bergman, and the individual films that influenced their new album.

On “The Practice of Love,” Jenny Hval Reaches Out

In inviting collaborators to the table, Hval has crafted her most evocative and pop-structured record to date.

Poolside with Pixies

The alternative rock icons on their new album “Beneath the Eyrie” and why bassist Paz Lenchantin’s word is gospel.

In Conversation: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline Is Always Growing

The prolific songwriter discusses learning to love love and ask questions prior to the release of her band’s fourth album, “Close It Quietly.”

Jamila Woods Makes Poetry a Priority

An incidental enrollment in a performative poetry class led the Chicago artist to a career in music.

Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano and His (Not So) Last Resort

The folk-punk trio’s tenth album is their freest and most existential yet.

In Conversation: Jay Som Talks Family, Race, and Perfectionism

The songwriter on the quick evolution from her 2017 breakthrough to this month’s “Anak Ko.”

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Makes Scents

He’s a perfume connoisseur on the side.

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. 

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Can’t Be Tamed

Stu Mackenzie’s band is as prolific as they are curious about their limits.

Redd Kross Aren’t Resting on Their Laurels

Jeff and Steve McDonald on “Beyond the Door” and keeping the party going for over forty years.

BJ the Chicago Kid, Voice of the American Soul

The multifaceted vocalist walks us through his storied career leading up to his new record, “1123.”

Blanck Mass Doesn’t Want to Sell You Anything

On “Animated Violence Mild,” Benjamin John Power praises drag and laments consumerism.

Shura Makes Love Songs To Last “Forevher”

The British songwriter recounts a chance meeting at a Marfa Dairy Queen and other inspirations for her sophomore album.

I Want to Hear You Scream: Uniform’s Michael Berdan on “The Serpent and the Rainbow”

Berdan talks the cult Wes Craven film, cultural isolation, and his band’s latest collaboration with The Body.

A Place I Wouldn’t Mind Dying, Alone or With You

Saying goodbye to the Silver Jew, David Berman.

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