She’s #IndieButMajor: Singer DΔWN on Amplifying the Voices of Independent Musicians

With the film industry starting to catch up in terms of the recognition and inclusion of independent film, Dawn Richard is pushing for the same progress to be made in music. 

U.S. Girls’ New One Is All the Rage

With “In a Poem Unlimited,” Meg Remy turns pop into protest.

The Joyously Sad World of Anna Burch’s Bummer Pop

The Detroit-based singer/songwriter juxtaposes buoyant instrumentation with heavy subject matter on her solo debut, “Quit the Curse.”

Leaving Here: Franz Ferdinand’s New Shade

Moving on after the departure of founding member Nick McCarthy, frontman Alex Kapranos explains how his band invented a fresh identity for “Always Ascending.”

In Conversation: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk on “Funk Plus One” and the Hidden Gems of American Music

When he’s not busy playing in one of the most beloved indie bands around, Chris Funk is looking for the stories that get to the core of what drives musicians.

Lived Through That: A Conversation with Hole’s Patty Schemel

The iconic grunge drummer talks about her recent memoir, “Hit So Hard,” and the turbulent years of sex, drugs, and loss that inspired it.

The Emotional Ingredients of Blue Hawaii

The Montreal pop duo experiments with optimistic themes on their latest musical cocktail.

Stop Breaking Down: How the Jawbreaker Documentary Defied the Odds

“Don’t Break Down” looked like a movie that might never see the light of day. And then the Jawbreaker reunion happened.

What Men or Gods Are These: Jawbreaker Returns

More than twenty years after a bitter dissolution, the modern punk legends have rejoined. Here, members of the Jawbreaker scene and story recount the saga and impact of one of the heaviest—and most literary—bands ever.

Easy Rider: Gemma Thompson of Savages Goes Behind Her Score for “Along for the Ride”

The Savages guitarist walks us through the making and spirit of her score for Nick Ebeling’s new Dennis Hopper documentary.

Exchanging Ideas with The JuJu

Nico Segal’s Chicago quartet is exploring what jazz music can and should be in 2017.

Being Pushed and Flying High: A Conversation with Noel Gallagher

The world is a mess and it’s only getting messier, but for the Oasis mastermind, nothing’s wrong. In fact, it’s gettin’ better (man!!).

In Conversation: Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Talks “Some Loud Thunder,” Ten Years Later

The experimental-indie-rock maestro has a special place in his heart for the band’s sophomore album, even if its initial success was subdued by a well-received debut record and music critic snobbery.

Sense and Sensuality: Torres and the Healthy Hedonism of “Three Futures”

Mackenzie Scott maps out the mental spaces, color palettes, and newfound sensuality that influenced her third LP.

In Conversation: Paul Major on Pre-Internet Record Collecting, Outsider Lounge Music, and Dodging Needles

One of the world’s preeminent record collectors talks shop on the occasion of his new comp for Mexican Summer/Anthology, “Feel the Music Vol. 1.”

In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki

The composer and synthesist dives into the visually rich world of the greatest anime filmmaker of all time.

The Nominal Potency of Omni

Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.

Getting Donuts in Outer Space with Midnight Sister

Fringe representatives of LA, the Jagjaguwar signees are building their own planet right here on Earth.


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