Articles by Mischa Pearlman
Osees, “Protean Threat”
These 13 tracks are as oddball and incohesive as should be expected from the California band.
Stream Overo and Asthenia’s New Split 7-Inch
In lieu of their planned Japanese tour, Houston’s Overo and Tokyo’s Asthenia share four new songs.
Throwing Muses, “Sun Racket”
“Sun Racket” finds frontwoman Kristin Hersh on her trademark fine and fiery form.
Old Kerry McKee Embraces His Project’s Chaotic Old-Timey Energy in “Cattle and Wolves” Video
The new video from the Swedish blues/death-metal musician feels perfectly on-brand.
In Conversation: Bright Eyes Persevere on “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was”
Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott discuss how picking up where they left off in 2011 has been a source of comfort for them.
Jason Molina, “Eight Gates”
There’s a real sense of dread and foreboding in the posthumous record’s dark sinews.
In Conversation: Joe Casey Discusses Protomartyr’s Latest Attempt at a “Happy” Album
The Detroit post-punk group’s fifth album “Ultimate Success Today” is out this Friday.
No Age, “Goons Be Gone”
The LA duo’s fifth record is full of weird and unexpected twists and turns.
Built to Spill, “Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston”
The sheer scope of Johnston’s talent shines brightly on Built to Spill’s album-length homage.
PREMIERE: Plasma Canvas Revisit 2 a.m. Phone Calls on “Saturn”
The Fort Collins punks share the latest single from their forthcoming EP “KILLERMAJESTIC.”
Woods, “Strange to Explain”
“Strange to Explain” is a confused swirl of hope, wonder, and melancholy.
In Conversation: Brian Fallon Wants to Recharge You with “Local Honey”
The ex-Gaslight Anthem frontman on leaving his label, therapy, and what Bruce Springsteen told him about writing political songs.
Phantogram Go Back to the Beginning on “Ceremony”
Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter discuss their move to LA, new album, and longtime bond.
In Conversation: Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén Is Still Writing War Music
Lyxzén discusses the politics of the Swedish post-hardcore band’s second new album since 1998’s classic Shape of Punk to Come.
The New Era of Boogarins
The Brazilian psychedelic band discusses “Soumbrou Dúvida” and the benefits of working with a professional engineer.
The New Colossus Festival Isn’t Interested in Your Big Headliners
A new Lower East Side music fest is looking to do what CMJ (R.I.P.) and SXSW used to—focus on up-and-coming bands.
Panda Bear’s Noah Lennox Hopes New Record “Buoys” Can Be “An Antidote to the Poison”
The Animal Collective co-founder discusses the evolution of his songwriting and the significance of ocean buoys.
At Home with Spiritualized, an Orchestra of One
Jason Pierce considered having the bedroom-recorded “And Nothing Hurt” be the last Spiritualized album—and even though it might not be, it still sounds like quite the finale.