In Conversation: Slatt Zy’s Sleepless Nights

Fueled by a desire to make life better for himself and his family, Slatt Zy drips emotion on his charged new collection “East Lake Projects.”

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.

Junglepussy Gives Us a Masterclass on Soul-Searching

The rapper discusses her mindset creating her new album “Jp4,” her mother’s influence on her career, and the advice she has for younger artists.

In Conversation: Tim Kinsella and Christopher Salveter Talk Joan of Arc, Judson Claiborne, and The Fruit Stare Podcast

The Chicago artists catch up after a long, strange—yet creatively fruitful—year.

In Conversation: George Clarke on “10 Years Gone” and a Decade of Deafheaven

Ahead of the release of the black metal band’s new live recording, Clarke takes us behind the scenes of Deafheaven’s chaotic live shows.

In Conversation: Maynard James Keenan’s Existential Dilemma with Puscifer

The Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman and bandmate Carina Round talk the band’s latest record, “Existential Reckoning.”

In Conversation: Jarvis Cocker Takes Us to the Roots of His Work as JARV IS…

In support of his new concert film, Cocker recalls his slow adaptation to live performance and explains his unexpected obsession with caves.

In Conversation: David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors on the Language and Process Behind “5EPs”

Longstreth also details his love of bossa nova and the ever-fluctuating definition of what Dirty Projectors really is.

Jesse Kivel’s Guide To Los Angeles Via the Landmarks of “Infinite Jess”

Kivel’s new LP is his memory map of LA, so we invited him to walk us through his version of the city.

BENEE on Her Debut Album, Playing New Zealand Arenas, and Surviving the Year of Mental Breakdowns

Achieving viral stardom earlier this year on TikTok with her single “Supalonely,” the Kiwi songwriter details her new LP “Hey u x,” out Friday.

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.”

On the Road (at Home) with Ambré

The Grammy-winning artist reflects on her New Orleans roots, working since she was 17, and the cinematic Director’s Cut expansion of her debut Pulp. Presented by Fender and Toyota.

In Conversation: Suuns Discuss Pursuing New Ideas on Their Experimental “Fiction” EP

Ben Shemie and Liam O’Neill talk covering Zappa, becoming a conceptual band, and the restrictions of the LP format.

Ghetto Kumbé on Embracing Cumbia, Indigenous Communities, and a Politics of Forgiveness

The incendiary music-making trio from Colombia’s Caribbean coast fuse Afro-house and Indigenous rhythms with a frank, humanist political stance.

In Conversation: For Nothing’s Domenic Palermo, 2020’s Just Another Year

Palermo recounts his band’s history of misfortunate recording sessions, and sheds light on how “The Great Dismal”—named after a swamp—may be more optimistic than he’d hoped.

Knot on Returning to Music and Living an Explicitly Political Life

The Boston rock band Krill is back with a new name, a new member, years of activist experience, and plenty to say about living politically.

Nabhaan Rizwan Is All About Intentionality

The “Informer” and “Industry” actor discusses the political motivations for his hip-hop alias El Huxley, and why he’s adopted Solange’s mantra “nothing without intention.”

Nailah Hunter on Building Fantasy Worlds Rooted in Healing

The Kali Uchis and John Carroll Kirby collaborator reclaims the witchcraft aesthetic with her soothing harp music.

clipping. Discuss the Horror, Afrofuturism, and Reality of “Visions of Bodies Being Burned”

The industrial hip-hop group’s allegorical monsters are all too real on their latest LP.

Zero 7 Discuss Returning to Form for Their New “Shadows” EP

Henry Binns on long-distance collaboration, adding Lou Stone to the mix, and continuing to write only for themselves.

Sooper Records Gives Back to Chicago

NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, Glenn Curran, KAINA, and Blacker Face, the label’s co-founders and artists, wind up succeeding as activists without thinking too much about it.

In Conversation: Keedron Bryant Is the Voice of the People

Producer Dem Jointz and the thirteen-year-old vocalist discuss Bryant’s powerful viral hit “I Just Wanna Live” and collaborating on a full EP.

Nicholas Braun Talks “Antibodies,” the Song of the Non-Summer

The “Succession” actor is using his first proper foray into music as a means to help underserved communities fight COVID-19.

In Conversation: The National’s Matt Berninger Takes Us Behind the Scenes of “Serpentine Prison”

The songwriter dishes on Booker T’s anecdotes, the inspiration of Willie Nelson’s “Stardust,” and finally going solo.

S.G. Goodman on the New, Fresh, and Politicized Country of “Old Time Feeling”

The Kentucky-born-and-bred singer-songwriter is shutting down small-minded prejudices.

In Conversation: Chuck D Is Rebelling Against America’s New Gridlock

The Public Enemy rapper expounds on America’s technological dependency and how people on both sides of the fence may be getting duped.

Juan Wauters’ Immigrant Song

Juan Wauters recalls his immigration from Uruguay to Queens, which he commemorates on his recent LP “Introducing Juan Pablo.”

On Their New Album, Dorian Electra’s Agenda Is to Make You Think

The genre-blending songwriter discusses “My Agenda,” their new record dissecting far-right online communities and incelism.

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