Articles by Eli Enis

PAWS Confront Grief Without Flinching

Frontman Philip Taylor discusses the difficulty of enduring loss and the ease with which it inspired ideas for “Your Church on My Bonfire.”

John Vanderslice Walks Us Through His Influences on “The Cedars”

JPEGMAFIA, Tierra Whack, The Spirit of the Beehive, and more were on the songwriter’s turntable.

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.

Flasher Are Redefining DC Punk

Living in the nation’s capital hasn’t made the trio any more or less political—but they know that being political isn’t really a choice no matter what town you’re in. 

Trace Mountains Becomes His Own Partner to Lean On

Dave Benton has quietly—and perhaps reluctantly—played a key role in shaping indie rock throughout the 2010s through collaborative work. Now he’s stepping out on his own.


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