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In Conversation
What The High Llamas’ Sean O’Hagan Is Doing Now

After a brush with cancer, the Irish songwriter discusses why his new R&B-tinged LP Hey Panda might be his last with the project—and what he has in store for the future.

March 29, 2024
In Conversation
Ty Segall on Reaching Epic New Heights with “Three Bells”

Along with his wife and collaborator Denée, the prolific garage rocker discusses how communication, inconsistency, and ego death shaped his deeply immersive 15th studio album.

January 23, 2024
Merry Christmas from Johnny Mathis

The legendary pop crooner made a holiday mix for FLOOD readers.

December 13, 2023
Bridging Past and Present with Independent Project Records and Press

Label founder Bruce Licher and Shiva Burlesque singer Jeffrey Clark discuss reviving the project over 40 years after it was initially launched, as well as Licher’s striking letterpress design work.

October 24, 2023
In Conversation
Jerry Harrison on the Timeless Appeal of Talking Heads and “Stop Making Sense”

The band’s guitarist/keyboardist discusses restoring the concert film’s iconic soundtrack, reuniting with his band at TIFF, and their journey to funk.

September 11, 2023
In Conversation
Galen & Paul on Always Pursuing the Third Option with Their Debut Collaborative Album

Songwriter Galen Ayers and The Clash’s Paul Simonon share how they avoided repeating old ideas on their new record Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?.

May 17, 2023

The Zombies – Photography by ALEX LAKE insta @twoshortdays WWW.TWOSHORTDAYS.COM

In Conversation
This Will Be Our Year: Colin Blunstone on New LP “Different Game” and Six Decades of The Zombies

The group’s lead vocalist discusses releasing new music while gearing up for the debut of a forthcoming documentary chronicling the legendary act’s early years.

May 08, 2023
In Conversation
Devo’s Gerald V. Casale Continues to Fight De-Evolution with “The Invisible Man”

The new wave icons’ founding member discusses his new RSD Black Friday exclusive EP, decades of resistance, and squid risotto in our recent chat.

November 22, 2022
In Conversation
Greg Dulli on Songwriting, Mark Lanegan, and the Endurance of The Afghan Whigs

The group’s guest-heavy ninth album, How Do You Burn?, is out now via Royal Cream/BMG.

September 09, 2022
In Conversation
Separate Ways: Steve Perry on How a 40-Year-Old Journey Hit Found New Life Via “Stranger Things”

Joined by Alloy Tracks’ Bryce Miller and Troy MacCubbin, Perry discusses why he believes the 1983 hit resonates so deeply in 2022.

July 27, 2022

Redd Kross, Los Angeles, California. 11 May 1987. L-R: Steven McDonald, Robert Hecker, Roy McDonald, Jeffrey McDonald.

In Conversation
Steven McDonald on the 35th Anniversary of Redd Kross’ “Neurotica”

Merge Records is releasing an expanded edition of the band’s 1987 classic on June 24.

June 22, 2022
In Conversation
Ty Segall: Life in the California Hills

Ahead of the release of his latest project Hello, Hi, Segall tells us how life in Topanga stacks up against the time he spent building a cult following within San Francisco’s garage rock scene.

April 27, 2022
In Conversation
Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez on the Return of ††† (Crosses)

The Deftones frontman and former Far guitarist discuss their first two original tracks together in nearly a decade, as well as the future of the electronic duo.

March 31, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Bill Bentley and The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the New Roky Erickson Tribute Album

The Black Angels frontman and the producer of “May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson” fondly recall their times with the legendary psych-rock pioneer.

July 16, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth on Uniting for “Utopian Ashes”

The vocalists from Primal Scream and Savages discuss the joys of collaborating on their heartbreaking new duets album.

July 14, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Donnie Looks Back at “The Colored Section”

The vocalist discusses the message and making of his groundbreaking 2002 neo-soul debut.

June 17, 2021


In Conversation
Music, Joy, and Serendipity: Sérgio Mendes on His Magical 60-Year Career

In our video interview, Mendes talks about treasured moments from his storied life in music ahead of his special debuting on PBS on Sunday.

June 04, 2021

San Clemente comedians Chad and JT — real names, Tom Allen and John Parr — took their (perhaps authentic) surfer dude characters to Huntington Beach last week offering free masks. Their video, both funny and eye-opening, went viral — attracting millions of views. (Photo courtesy of Tom Allen and John Parr)

Art & CultureBreaking
The Laid-Back Activism of Chad and JT

Orange County-based surfer bros employ radical kindness, an “aura of stoke,” and hilarious city council appearances to slyly promote grass-roots engagement.

October 30, 2020
Art & Culture
Art for Our Sake: Amplifier’s Art Machine for Social Change

Founder Aaron Huey and Executive Director Cleo Barnett on how the Seattle-based design lab harnesses the change-driving power of analog art in a digital age.

October 27, 2020
In Conversation
In Conversation: Amon Tobin Talks About the Electronic Psych-Folk of Figueroa

The Brazilian electronic composer’s debut under the moniker, “The World As We Know It,” arrives this Friday.

July 28, 2020
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