In Conversation: Peter Kember on the Return of Sonic Boom

Solitude, mortality, and ascendancy make “All Things Being Equal” an unearthly delight.

Phoebe Bridgers on “Punisher,” a Product of Patience and Meticulousness

The songwriter discusses what she describes as her treatise on having a personal life during the apocalypse.

The Year of Sparks Is Just Getting Started

Ron Mael anticipates the releases of Edgar Wright’s documentary about the brothers’ career and Leos Carax’s musical “Annette,” which they soundtracked.

Jeff Rosenstock Takes on All-Encompassing Violence in America with “NO DREAM”

Rosenstock discusses his new album through the lenses of the global pandemic and nationwide protest.

Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve”

We spoke with composer David Holmes from Unloved and music supervisor Catherine Grieves about the show’s killer soundtrack.

In Conversation: The Lemon Twigs Talk “Songs for the General Public”

Brian and Michael D’Addario on their new record and the sonic secrets at the heart of their ’70s obsession.

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.”

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