At Home with Spiritualized, an Orchestra of One
Jason Pierce considered having the bedroom-recorded “And Nothing Hurt” be the last Spiritualized album—and even though it might not be, it still sounds like quite the finale.
A Visit to Wayne Kramer’s America
Fifty years after the MC5 played the Democratic National Convention, hoping to jumpstart a new era, things don’t look much different in the USA. But Wayne Kramer knows that it’s still on us—and him—to change.
The New Wilderness of Liars
Angus Andrew has stepped off alone with his group, and returned to Australia in the process. And if you’re still looking for a theme, he’ll be glad to explain it to you.
Wu-Tang Clan: Twenty-Five Years Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.
The Rage and Resistance of M.I.A.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the pop star and fervent activist.
Deerhoof’s Ed Rodriguez Is a Very Easy Scare
The experimental rock vets put their spin on two creepy classics from “The Shining”’s soundtrack—and Rodriguez, who took the helm on the project, might have been the most spooked out of everyone involved.
In Conversation: Dave Davies of The Kinks Still Believes in the Village Green
Out of place and underappreciated in 1968, “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” has finally reached the status it deserves in the highest tier of rock——and Dave Davies sincerely appreciates that, late as it may be.
Young Jesus Are Alright with Getting It Wrong
Ten-minute jams aren’t exactly in vogue right now, but the LA quartet have no problem pushing for a second coming of experimentalism in rock.
Getting Back to Basics with Cursive
Speaking about Vitriola, the band’s eighth album, Tim Kasher reminds us that Cursive is not a solo project.
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.
The Funky Foliage of Sofi Tukker
The EDM duo discuss experimentation in live shows, festival must-haves, and their famous book tree.
In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism
The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better.
Finstas, Ringo, and Wine: Catching Up with Jenny Lewis
Working with Ryan Adams and Beck, Lewis has a new album almost ready to release. But for now, let’s talk spirit animals.
All That Jazz: Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band Parade into the Beyond
During the comedown of another riotous and righteous Jazz Fest, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne joined their friend and colleague Ben Jaffe in the Louisiana sun to consider how they got there, and where they’re all headed next.
In Conversation: Colin Blunstone’s Odessey with The Zombies
The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”
Getting Reoriented to Jungle
With festival season in full swing, the UK electro-funk group prepare for the release of their second, more personal LP.
Stepping Into Superorganism’s Big, Energetic Party
The international octet is redefining bedroom pop—and heading out on stage as one happy house.
Tony Molina Doesn’t Work for You
From his work in his local hardcore scene to his gentler solo efforts, the West Bay riffer continues to do things his own way.