Tag: In Conversation

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor on 25 Years of Vagrant Records

In our “In Conversation” video chat, Pryor, the host of the new “Vagrant Records: 25 Years on the Streets” podcast, and Carrabba discuss their upcoming episode together and their history with the label.

In Conversation: Jelani Aryeh on His Cohesive, Guitar-Driven Vision for “I’ve Got Some Living to Do”

Aryeh discusses the overnight success of “Stella Brown,” how the track shaped his vision for the new album, and the ways in which he creates his own scene.

In Conversation: TORRES Finds Her Bliss on “Thirstier”

Mackenzie Scott discusses the seismic personal shift that led to the new sound on her latest record—and leaning into her “arena country” moment.

In Conversation: Laura Jane Grace on Her Upcoming Show at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

We spoke with Grace about her mindset going into this unusual gig, the future of Against Me!, and Cameo’s unrealized potential for human connection.

In Conversation: Belly’s New Perspective

With a new LP and a new outlook, the genre-bending rapper/singer-songwriter removes himself from the limelight to share what he’s learned.

In Conversation: Tkay Maidza on Embracing the Weird for Her Recent EP Series

Maidza discusses finding inspiration from Kim Possible and Hannah Montana, as well as how “Last Year Was Weird” paved the way for future releases.

In Conversation: Bill Bentley and The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the New Roky Erickson Tribute Album

The Black Angels frontman and the producer of “May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson” fondly recall their times with the legendary psych-rock pioneer.

In Conversation: Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth on Uniting for “Utopian Ashes”

The vocalists from Primal Scream and Savages discuss the joys of collaborating on their heartbreaking new duets album.

In Conversation: GZA’s Musical Mastery

GZA returns to the stage Saturday in New York’s Central Park for the free JBL True Summer event with Funk Flex.

In Conversation: LONEWOLF Reflects on His Rise as a Videographer

The brains behind recent videos from Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist, MAVI, and Lil Uzi Vert discusses his DIY style and evolution as an artist.

In Conversation: Pictureplane on the Cyberpunk World of “Dopamine”

Travis Egedy discusses connecting with 100% Electronica and GothBoiClique ahead of his latest LP.

In Conversation: Half Waif on Closing One Chapter and Beginning Another with “Mythopoetics”

Calling it the project she’s always been hoping to make, Nandi Rose opens up about her fifth album.

In Conversation: BbyAfricka Leaves Sad Songs Behind on Her New Two-Part LP “BigAfricka”

The Inglewood artist has graduated from somber “alternative R&B” to assured rapping—and people are starting to notice.

In Conversation: Sunroof’s Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones Discuss Their Debut LP 40 Years in the Making

The Mute Records founder and Depeche Mode producer talk collaboration, modular synths, and the influence of Kraftwerk on their new record.

In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary

Ron and Russell Mael and “The Sparks Brothers” director talk about their unique place in music, past and present.

In Conversation: Donnie Looks Back at “The Colored Section”

The vocalist discusses the message and making of his groundbreaking 2002 neo-soul debut.

In Conversation (Video): AFI’s Davey Havok On Their Punk Legacy and Creating New Album, “Bodies”

The band’s eleventh album—and first since 2017—is out now via Rise Records.

In Conversation: Liz Phair on the Long Journey From “Guyville” to “Soberish”

The songwriter discusses the importance of sharing women’s stories and how her first album in over a decade grew from the soil of her 1993 debut.

Music, Joy, and Serendipity: Sérgio Mendes on His Magical 60-Year Career

In our video interview, Mendes talks about treasured moments from his storied life in music ahead of his special debuting on PBS on Sunday.

In Conversation: Celebrating 40 Years of Violent Femmes with Gordon Gano

The band also debuts a brand new visual for “Blister in the Sun” ahead of the reissue of their “Add It Up (1981-1993)” collection.

In Conversation: Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell on “Blue Weekend” and Embracing the Songwriting Craft

The London-based four-piece’s third album drops this Friday via Dirty Hit.

In Conversation: The Deadly Snakes’ André Ethier and Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil Discuss Each Other’s Work

With Ethier’s new record “Further Up Island” out today, the pair of musicians/painters talk songwriting, portraiture, and being a self-critical artist.

In Conversation: Black Midi on the Colorful World of “Cavalcade”

Geordie Greep, Morgan Simpson, and Cameron Picton discuss the broad, unpredictable sounds of their new album.

In Conversation: Can’s Irmin Schmidt on the Band’s Legacy and Most Memorable Live Shows

Germany’s beloved experimentalists get to the heart of their art with a series of never-before-released live albums kicking off this Friday.

In Conversation: YehMe2 on Pushing Rap Forward by Returning to His Roots

With his new single “Dog Eat Dog” out now, the former Flosstradamus producer prepares an EP of trunk-rattling, energetic beats made for the club.

In Conversation: Armand Hammer Discuss the Magic Behind “Haram”

billy woods and ELUCID tell us how their recent record with The Alchemist came together, and share a few of their favorite Alc records.

In Conversation: Gary Numan Embodies an Angry and Disillusioned Planet Earth on “Intruder”

The electronica pioneer explains how the pandemic fed into the post-apocalyptic themes of his new album in a “horrible, sort of tragic way.”

In Conversation: Manchester Orchestra on Pushing Forward with “The Million Masks of God”

In our video interview, Andy Hull and Robert McDowell discuss honing their sound, making lame ideas cool, and their status as an outlier band.


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