Tag: In Conversation

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.

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.

In Conversation: A. Savage of Parquet Courts on Introspection and Words that Rhyme with Eyes

With an art exhibit and a debut solo album to offer, the ever-busy lyricist and visual artist opens up on his creative process with expected verbosity and frankness.

In Conversation: Sarah Adina Smith on Motels, Beautiful Accidents, and “Room 104”

The celebrated indie auteur looks to make her mark in television on Mark and Jay Duplass’s HBO anthology series.

In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music

The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.

In Conversation: Ted Leo Is Building a Home

Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.

In Conversation: With “Mellow Waves,” Cornelius Crashes on American Shores Again

It took eleven years, but the Japanese songwriter has returned.

In Conversation: Ice Cube Is Still Steady Mobbin’

Twenty-five years after he released one of the most controversial records in hip-hop history, the LA rapper-turned–family man has regrets—but not many.

In Conversation: Algiers Expose “The Underside of Power”

Class warfare, civil rights, Donald Trump: That’s not the whole story.

In Conversation: Kevin Morby Reflects on City Life and the Joys of Solitude

The well-traveled musician seeks a quiet place to reflect on his old life as a city dweller.

In Conversation: Forest Swords Finds the Barest Way to Beauty

The British producer and sound collagist talks about opening himself to collaboration and simplifying his sound on his latest—and best—album, “Compassion.”

In Conversation: Tom Perrotta Finishes “The Leftovers”

Halfway through the show’s final season, the HBO show’s co-creator reflects on what it all means.

In Conversation: Hari Kunzru Talks “White Tears,” Cultural Appropriation, and Record Collecting

Some questions are more complicated than they seem.

In Conversation: Holly Taylor of “The Americans” on Age, Deception, and Loyalty

Season five of FX’s Cold War drama has arrived at an…interesting…time in contemporary Russian/American relations. But some themes are universal.

In Conversation: Jessica Luther Talks Rape Culture in College Football

With the issue of rape and sexual assault having turned into an epidemic inside of collegiate football programs, Luther’s book, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape,” takes a complete look at the problem—and offers a playbook of solutions.

In Conversation: Sinkane on Positivity in the Age of Trump

Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.

In Conversation: Nikki Glaser on Trump, Catharsis, and Comedy

The stand-up comedian talks about the possibilities for comedy under the new administration ahead of her appearance at Riot LA.

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