Tag: In Conversation

In Conversation: Director Hirokazu Kore-eda on Border-Crossing with “The Truth”

The Japanese director talks about his English (and French) language debut.

In Conversation: Rufus Wainwright’s New Rules

The singer/songwriter on love and politics, mom and dad, and his frank new album, Unfollow the Rules.

In Conversation: Peter Kember on the Return of Sonic Boom

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

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.

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.

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: 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 Abstractions and Absolutes of Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

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

In Conversation: RZA on Ol’ Dirty Bastard: “He Gave Up Fear”

The Wu-Tang Clan architect explains why ODB’s fearlessness contributed to his magic.

In Conversation: Jody Stephens Talks Big Star’s Enduring Legacy

With Craft Recordings reissuing their first two LPs, the band’s drummer takes us behind the scenes of their inception.

In Conversation: Stephen Malkmus Learns New Tricks on “Groove Denied”

The indie King of Slack just released an electronic album, but assures us he’s still the same person.

In Conversation: Neil Hamburger Is Giving the Vocal Performance of His Life

Gregg Turkington on the intersection of punk rock and easy listening and bringing absurdist sincerity to the masses.

In Conversation: Dave Davies of The Kinks Still Believes in the Village Green

Out of place and underappreciated in 1968, “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” has finally reached the status it deserves in the highest tier of rock——and Dave Davies sincerely appreciates that, late as it may be.

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