Tag: In Conversation
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.
In Conversation: Bing Liu’s Skate Doc “Minding the Gap” Is About a Lot More Than Skating
The first-time filmmaker on becoming a documentarian-of-all-trades—and trying not to miss anything.
In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism
The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better.
In Conversation: Colin Blunstone’s Odessey with The Zombies
The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”