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In Conversation
Cage the Elephant’s Matt Shultz on Looking at Life Through a New Lens

With his band’s sixth full-length Neon Pill out now, the frontman discusses how bouncing back from medication-induced psychosis informed the record and gave him a new lease on life.

June 14, 2024
In Conversation
Stranger Than Fiction: Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin on His New Memoir “Punk Paradox”

With his new book out now, the punk frontman and academic discusses connecting the dots between those disparate facets of his life.

November 14, 2022
In Conversation
Sounds of Saving: Xenia Rubinos and Thao Talk Mental Health for Musicians

After contributing to SOS’s “Songs That Found Me at the Right Time” cover series, both artists discuss the unique challenges musicians face and how they work through them.

July 12, 2022
In Conversation
Laura Jane Grace Interviews Her Latest Musical Obsession, Mattiel

The Against Me! vocalist chats with Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley about their recent album Georgia Gothic—and the likelihood that Jeff Goldblum has heard the single they named after him.

May 06, 2022
In Conversation
Astral Weeks: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Emile Mosseri on Their Musical Journey

After connecting when their time living in LA briefly overlapped, the composers teamed up on a pair of collaborative LPs inspired by their time in the city.

April 13, 2022
In Conversation
Swami John Reis on His First Proper Solo Album “Ride the Wild Night”

After co-founding Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, and other influential groups over the past few decades, Reis discusses the acoustic world of his first solo venture.

April 12, 2022
In Conversation
Stefan Babcock on PUP’s Beautiful and Shambolic New Album “THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND”

With the Toronto-based punks’ fourth LP out now, Babcock talks imposter syndrome, the band’s remarkable inability to avoid self-sabotage, and more.

April 05, 2022
In Conversation
Frank Turner Talks Confronting Privilege and Trauma on “FTHC”

The English songwriter talks building character and finding his place in the punk paradigm on the heels of his ninth full-length.

March 24, 2022
In Conversation
Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on the Long Road to Releasing “Things Are Great”

Bridwell (and his dog) takes us through the “personal difficulties” that bogged down the album’s release schedule and discusses the band’s punk-rock ethos.

March 22, 2022
In Conversation
Leon Bridges and Khruangbin on Re-Teaming for the New “Texas Moon” EP

The musicians describe their collaborative follow-up to Texas Sun, and how the Lone Star State has influenced their output.

March 03, 2022
In Conversation
Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor on 25 Years of Vagrant Records

In our “In Conversation” video chat, Pryor, the host of the new “Vagrant Records: 25 Years on the Streets” podcast, and Carrabba discuss their upcoming episode together and their history with the label.

January 25, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Frightened Rabbit’s Grant Hutchison and Designer Dave Thomas on Scott Hutchison’s Posthumous Book “The Work”

The band’s drummer and album designer discuss the new collection of illustrations and lyrics by the late frontman.

January 12, 2022
Art & Culture
Dan Ozzi’s “Sellout” Is a Compelling Time Capsule of Pre–Social Media Punk Stardom

Without sarcasm or snark, the new book details this curious moment in rock in a way that’s as appealing to completists as it is to casual fans.

November 08, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Don’t Hold Anything Back on “Illusory Walls”

David F. Bello and Chris Teti on taking their time on (and losing sleep over) the band’s fourth LP.

October 15, 2021
In Conversation: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan Gets Experimental on His New Solo Album

The prolific songwriter shares how “The Sound of Yourself” was the result of a no-pressure recording process during lockdown.

September 27, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Thrice on Pushing Boundaries with “Horizons/East”

Dustin Kensrue discusses stepping outside of his comfort zone on the post-hardcore group’s 11th studio album.

September 23, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Quicksand on How Crust Punk Influenced Their Latest Post-Hardcore Masterpiece

Along with our Q&A with Walter Schriefels, the NY-based collective is debuting a new video for “Brushed” filmed live at Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill Studios.

September 16, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath on the Potential of the Nowhere Generation

The longstanding punk group’s vocalist discusses their ninth LP and the relevance of its politics in our latest video interview.

September 01, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Fuckin Whatever on Realizing They Were a Band

The members of Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, and Grouplove discuss their recent EP together in our latest video interview.

August 30, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Descendents’ Milo Aukerman Waxes Nostalgic on “9th & Walnut”

Aukerman tells us how the West Coast punks’ eighth studio album—which was nearly 20 years in the making—finally came together.

August 19, 2021
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