Alyssa Pereira

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Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez on Pogo Sticks and Drug Jokes

On their first two albums, 2009's Summer of Hate and the following year's Sleep Forever, Crocodiles established themselves as among the best of the many…
Alyssa Pereira / June 6, 2012

Laura Marling Often Thinks About Death (and German Water Nymphs)

Life doesn't come easy for Laura Marling. On 2011's enchanting, unsettling A Creature I Don't Know, the London singer-songwriter cooed, in hushed, pure tones, hard-wo…
Alyssa Pereira / May 30, 2012

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Is a Huge ABBA Fan

Spring and summer are shaping up nicely for Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. In April, four of his creatively restless Swedish band's classic albums got the…
Alyssa Pereira / May 17, 2012

Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen Is Obsessed With Old Jewish Photographs

When Tanlines’ percussionist Jesse Cohen isn’t enticing staid graybeards to gyrate to his band’s synth-laden dance-pop, you can find him scouring over antiquated photographs i…
Alyssa Pereira / April 23, 2012

Direct Your Own Version of Chairlift’s ‘Met Before’ Clip

Following in the tradition of Arcade Fire’s interactive clips for The Suburbs tracks “We Used to Wait” and “Sprawl II,” and Andy Grammer’s MTV O…
Alyssa Pereira / March 5, 2012