Articles by Jonah Bayer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Killers’ Dave Keuning Talks Doing Everything on His Second Solo Album

In our latest “In Conversation” video we caught up with the guitarist to learn how he’s become more comfortable as a solo artist, and to gain some intel on his other band’s upcoming album.

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.

In Conversation: Laura Jane Grace on Her Upcoming Show at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

We spoke with Grace about her mindset going into this unusual gig, the future of Against Me!, and Cameo’s unrealized potential for human connection.

In Conversation (Video): AFI’s Davey Havok On Their Punk Legacy and Creating New Album, “Bodies”

The band’s eleventh album—and first since 2017—is out now via Rise Records.

In Conversation: Celebrating 40 Years of Violent Femmes with Gordon Gano

The band also debuts a brand new visual for “Blister in the Sun” ahead of the reissue of their “Add It Up (1981-1993)” collection.

In Conversation: Manchester Orchestra on Pushing Forward with “The Million Masks of God”

In our video interview, Andy Hull and Robert McDowell discuss honing their sound, making lame ideas cool, and their status as an outlier band.

In Conversation: Jim Adkins Discusses Jimmy Eat World’s New Graphic Novel 

Co-written by Adkins and Alex Paknadel, “555” arrives this Friday.

In Conversation: Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo on Their Podcast “Buffering the Vampire Slayer”

The duo discuss the genesis of the “Buffy”-themed podcast and their musical-inspired episode, “Once More with Once More, with Feeling.”

In Conversation: Tigers Jaw and Will Yip on Their New Album “I Won’t Care How You Remember Me”

The Scranton indie rockers discuss recording their third consecutive album with Yip as producer.

In Conversation: Slaughter Beach, Dog on Surprise-Releasing “At the Moonbase” and This Weekend’s Virtual Shows

Jake Ewald will be playing an intimate solo live stream February 13 followed by a full-band performance on Valentine’s Day.

In Conversation: Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper and Designer Julian Gross on Their “Healer” Artwork

In addition to being the frontwoman for Grouplove, Hannah Hooper is a gifted visual artist who’s established herself via her captivating paintings and the hand-painted…

In Conversation: TikTok sensations XIX and CMTEN Discuss Their New Collaboration “I Love Glitchcore”

The artists talk discovering each other’s music, their breakout success, and their hard to pin down sound.

In Conversation: Butch Vig Discusses His Career From Nirvana to 5 Billion in Diamonds

The Garbage drummer’s psych-rock collective also shares an exclusive video for “Weight of the World,” the latest single from “Divine Accidents.”

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