Tag: In Conversation

In Conversation: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay on Rock Music for Endless Days

Finn and Nicolay talk reveling in the six-piece setup, their passion for live residencies, and 8th album “Open Door Policy.”

In Conversation: Michael C. Hall and Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Take Us on a Journey

Hall, Peter Yanowitz, and Matt Katz-Bohen on their new electronic art-rock noise record “Thanks for Coming.”

In Conversation: Slaughter Beach, Dog on Surprise-Releasing “At the Moonbase” and This Weekend’s Virtual Shows

Jake Ewald will be playing an intimate solo live stream February 13 followed by a full-band performance on Valentine’s Day.

In Conversation: The Weird World of Lushlife

With a recent children’s book, a new single, and an up-coming EP, Raj Haldar proves he’s all in the family.

In Conversation: Marlon Craft’s Intentional Grounding

With his new LP “How We Intended,” the New York rapper examines the beauty he sees in the struggle to achieve artistic and personal peace.

In Conversation: Pale Waves on the Life-Changing Events That Shaped “Who Am I?”

Heather Baron-Gracie on growing up, The 1975 comparisons, and surviving a near-fatal bus crash.

In Conversation: Claud Unlocks the Power of the “Super Monster”

The 21-year-old turned two years of songwriting into a powerful LP about surviving heartbreak and reconciling the hero and the monster inside everyone.

In Conversation: The Sloppy Boys Blow Minds in Their New “Tha Mastah Bong Rippah” Video

The LA trio and “Birthday Boys” alums are here to prove that the world needs party bands more than ever.

In Conversation: The Avalanches on the Hailstorm of Feeling That Is “We Will Always Love You”

Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater talk collaboration, efficient songwriting, and David Berman following the release of their third LP.

In Conversation: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore on the Primate Themes of His New Instrumental EP

Gore talks reading habits, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and “The Third Chimpanzee.”

In Conversation: Ani Di Franco Takes Us Into the Vulnerable World of “Revolutionary Love”

Ahead of the songwriter’s 22nd studio album, Di Franco opens up about her goal to practice revolutionary love in her daily life.

In Conversation: Pharoahe Monch Leads th1rt3en’s Magnificent Musical & Cultural Exorcism

The three-man band of Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones, and Marcus Machado channel rage and musical amorphism on the stark “A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism.”

In Conversation: M. Night Shyamalan on “Servant,” “Old,” and Adapting to Change

The Apple TV+ series and forthcoming feature prove that the director/writer still has many scary tricks up his sleeve.

In Conversation: Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper and Designer Julian Gross on Their “Healer” Artwork

In addition to being the frontwoman for Grouplove, Hannah Hooper is a gifted visual artist who’s established herself via her captivating paintings and the hand-painted…

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: Spencer Tweedy on Recording Drums and His New Book “Mirror Sound”

The percussionist discusses self-recording, the best era for drum sounds, and compiling his recent coffee table book.

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.

In Conversation: Julien Temple on Working with Shane MacGowan on His New Pogues Doc “Crock of Gold”

The filmmaker talks profiling MacGowan, Johnny Depp’s role in the project, and peroxide-haired ’80s punk.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.


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