Tag: In Conversation

In Conversation: Maxo Kream’s Family Matters

The Houston rapper dropped his new album “Weight of the World” today, which picks up exactly where “Brandon Banks” left off in 2019.

In Conversation: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Don’t Hold Anything Back on “Illusory Walls”

David F. Bello and Chris Teti on taking their time on (and losing sleep over) the band’s fourth LP.

In Conversation: Bill Nelson on the Influence and Legacy of Be-Bop Deluxe

We spoke to the English songwriter on the occasion of his former glam/prog collective’s massive new “Live! In the Air Age” box set.

In Conversation: Andy Shauf on Putting the “Neon Skyline” Era Behind Him with “Wilds”

Shauf talks finding himself in his own lyrics on his recent surprise-released LP.

In Conversation: illuminati hotties’ Sarah Tudzin Climbs to Her Peak on “Let Me Do One More”

The LA-based songwriter discusses brevity, tenderpunk, and her new label home.

In Conversation: Thrice on Pushing Boundaries with “Horizons/East”

Dustin Kensrue discusses stepping outside of his comfort zone on the post-hardcore group’s 11th studio album.

In Conversation: Supergrass on Their Reunion and the Making of “In It for the Money”

Gaz Coombes and Mick Quinn discuss the live return of Supergrass, the prospect of new material, and their unlikely friendship with Foo Fighters.

In Conversation: Quicksand on How Crust Punk Influenced Their Latest Post-Hardcore Masterpiece

Along with our Q&A with Walter Schriefels, the NY-based collective is debuting a new video for “Brushed” filmed live at Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill Studios.

In Conversation: Moor Mother on Reaching New Listeners with “Black Encyclopedia of the Air”

Camae Ayewa discusses working with artistic limitations, the relationship between poetry and music, and the direction she took with her latest solo LP.

In Conversation: José González on the Intentional Directness of “Local Valley”

The Swedish-Argentinean songwriter’s fourth album removes the veneer, contemplates the contradictions in our nature, and embraces all our messiest vestiges and claws.

In Conversation: Kevin Devine on Giving New Life to Old Favorites on “Matter of Time II”

The Brooklyn native discusses looking back on his shape-shifting discography and looking forward to a future full of subscription platform options for artists.

In Conversation: The Bots on Bringing the Past Into the Present on “2 Seater”

Mikaiah Lei discusses the new perspective that influenced his sophomore album that was seven years in the making.

In Conversation: Alice Longyu Gao Won’t Feed Into Your Fantasy

The producer, songwriter, and DJ discusses her recent single “Kanpai” and her concerns about the role of Asian music in Western culture.

In Conversation: Liars’ Angus Andrew on Just How the Apple Drops

Andrew discusses microdosing, letting go, and his project’s full-circle return to collaboration on his tenth album.

A Different Drum: Charlie Watts Interview by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley

Remembering the Rolling Stones legend with an interview by Sonic Youth’s drummer originally published in the September 1996 issue of “RayGun Magazine.”

In Conversation: Nite Jewel’s Lonely World

Ramona Gonzalez discusses one of the most challenging periods of her life, which led to her most mature album as Nite Jewel, “No Sun.”

In Conversation: Descendents’ Milo Aukerman Waxes Nostalgic on “9th & Walnut”

Aukerman tells us how the West Coast punks’ eighth studio album—which was nearly 20 years in the making—finally came together.

In Conversation: Isaiah Rashad on Accepting Critical Feedback and Representing Southern Rap Icons

As he prepares for a pair of exclusive live stream events with Moment House, the TDE artist explains his musical mission.

Mountain Time Unveils Part 3 of Their “The Story of Saint Francis, Zookeeper” Video Series

Chris Simpson also talks the past, present, and future of the band in a Q&A about his accompanying vinyl reissue project.

In Conversation: Speaking LUMP Language with Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay

The duo discuss unraveling the riddle of the unconscious on their second album together, “Animal.”

In Conversation: The Joy Formidable Talk Going Transatlantic While Making “Into the Blue”

The band also unveils a video for new single “Interval” ahead of the release of the album on August 20.

The Killers’ Dave Keuning Talks Doing Everything on His Second Solo Album

In our latest “In Conversation” video we caught up with the guitarist to learn how he’s become more comfortable as a solo artist, and to gain some intel on his other band’s upcoming album.

In Conversation: Holly Humberstone on How the Loneliness of City Life Inspired Her New EP

The British songwriter also discusses working with The 1975’s Matty Healy on her new single from “The Walls Are Way Too Thin.”

In Conversation: Foxing Embrace Pop While Pondering the Universe

Conor Murphy talks inspiration and collaboration ahead of the release of “Draw Down the Moon.”

In Conversation: Kevin Drew Soundtracks the Beauty of Voiceless Emotions on “Influences”

The Broken Social Scene co-founder discusses his new instrumental album as K.D.A.P.

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.


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