In Conversation: TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek Talks The Neverly Boys and Writing Without Pressure

The producer and songwriter-for-hire’s new project is mostly just a front for hanging out with Daniel Ledinsky.

In Conversation: A Not-So-Quick Talk with Stephin Merritt About The Magnetic Fields’ “Quickies”

Merritt talks Florian Schnieder, dates with Jesus, and writing songs under the 2:15 mark.

Hanni El Khatib Sheds His Rock ’n’ Roll Persona for “FLIGHT”

The songwriter discusses swapping his blues guitar for experimental beats on his fourth LP.

In Conversation: Alison Mosshart Is Regaining Her Creative Spark

The Kills/Dead Weather frontwoman details the origins of the first two songs issued under her own name.

Perfume Genius Presents the Joys of Thrashing in Dirt

Mike Hadreas on his social distance-skirting vision for “Set My Heart on Fire Immediately.”

In Conversation: For Producer and Synth Wizard Mike Dean, Every Day Is 4:20

He’s produced for Kanye, Beyoncé, and Geto Boys—and he finally has a record of his own.

In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite

Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, and Heidi Holicker reunite to chat with the writer of the new musical adaptation 

In Conversation: Bishop Nehru Eschews Lyrical Boom-Bap for Something More Fun

The East Coast rapper takes us behind the scenes of “Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts.”

In Conversation: Paul Mescal on the Intellectual and Emotional Intricacies of “Normal People”

The young Irish actor dissects Hulu’s new series based on the Sally Rooney novel.

In Conversation: Stepping Inside Caleb Landry Jones’ Dreams

The songwriter discusses his sprawling debut and his relationship with Sacred Bones.

In Conversation: Ariel Pink Reintroduces His Prolific, Homespun Legacy

The godfather of hypnagogic pop discusses reissuing his earliest albums.

In Conversation: Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien Finds His Truth on “Earth”

“This is a record from the heart about my reconnection to the planet, and the divine existential nature of it all.”

In Conversation: The Radio Dept. on 10 Years of “Clinging to a Scheme”

Johan Duncanson looks back on the Swedish duo’s shapeshifting breakthrough LP.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger: A Tribute to a Friend

His former manager, publicist, and longtime friend reflects on the pop genius and life of the multi-talented songwriter.

In Conversation: The Abstractions and Absolutes of Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

The ambitious rapper/producer opens up about his legacy and family.

The Variations of David Bowie: Inside Two New Classical Takes

Cellist Maya Beiser and pianist Mike Garson discuss translating the artist’s work into something new.

Cavetown Wakes Up on “Sleepyhead”

Robin Skinner talks self-isolation, self-realization, and his lighthearted major-label debut.

PLAYLIST: NNAMDÏ’s Songs to Isolate To

The songwriter talks “BRAT,” quarantine, and the tracks that are getting him through it.

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