All Eyes On

Xylouris White’s Sisyphean Take on Punk

According to George Xylouris’s stories of Anogeia, the small mountain village in Crete where he was raised and still lives is so saturated with music that…
Andy Cush / October 13, 2016

Lucy Dacus: Film-School Dropout Turned Alt-Folk Darling

Lucy Dacus used to want to be a film director. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter watched Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Federico Fellini's…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

Cheena: New York Punks Who Come Alive at Night

In the mess of chain coffee shops and clothing boutiques that crowd lower Manhattan, it can be hard to find a place to just sit…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2016

Dua Lipa: From Britain to the World, a Pop Star With Unflagging Confidence

It’s early May and Dua Lipa is curled up in a booth at New York City's Soho House, hurriedly downing a salad. The 20-year-old singer has…
Brennan Carley / July 8, 2016

Big Thief: The Dynamic Indie Quartet Can’t Be Satisfied With One ‘Masterpiece’

Big Thief have to be the least-arrogant-sounding band to ever title their first album Masterpiece. The folk-inflected indie-rock quartet's opening statement is a triumph of the…
Andrew Unterberger / June 30, 2016

Let’s Eat Grandma: An Alchemic Pop Duo With an Unbreakable Bond

Best friends Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton have the same favorite composers: Mozart and Debussy, which they like to pronounce "De Boosie." They themselves go by…
Anna Gaca / June 10, 2016

The Gotobeds: Post-Punk Revivalists With Pittsburgh Pride

The Gotobeds singer-guitarist Eli Kasan (code name: Hazy Lazer) loves his hometown of Pittsburgh. When I bring up Philadelphia, the metropolis on the opposite end of…
Rachel Brodsky / May 25, 2016

Bibi Bourelly: A 21-Year-Old Pop Songwriter on Her Way to Powerhouse Frontwoman

Berlin transplant Bibi Bourelly's career is off to an auspicious start. She’s already performed on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show and is prepping to open up…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2016

Michete: The Thick-Boy-Loving Rapper Who Wants Ur Blood

"I tricked you into interviewing me," Spokane, Washington rapper Michete cackles halfway into our phone conversation. That’s possible, though you could argue that any artist…
Dan Weiss / April 29, 2016

Told Slant: A Busy Drummer Making Heartrending Indie Rock

Felix Walworth performs herculean feats of limb-flailing and time management as a drummer in four Brooklyn-based indie-pop bands. They (Walworth uses gender-neutral pronouns) are an essential…
Colin Joyce / April 12, 2016

Jacquees: The Cash Money Singer Bringing Back Feel-Good R&B

Birdman, rapper and co-founder of Cash Money records, remembers one thing about his first encounter with the young R&B singer Jacquees: "I just felt like…
Elias Leight / March 28, 2016

Junglepussy: The Rapper Sliding Into Your DMs

No, Junglepussy's father wasn't aware of his 24-year-old daughter's alter ego, which is brazen even for rap. In late 2013, the East New York native…
Dan Weiss / March 17, 2016

MMOTHS: A Self-Proclaimed ‘Freak’ Finds the Light — And the Dark

Jack Colleran, a.k.a. MMOTHS, refers to himself as a "freak" twice in our interview — and uses the word "weird" 19 times, according to a…
Harley Brown / March 4, 2016

Pinegrove: Getting By With a Little Help From Their Friends

When we meet at a Midtown coffee shop for our interview, Pinegrove's Evan Stephens Hall and I are wearing almost exactly the same outfit: jeans topped with flaming-orange sweaters.
Rachel Brodsky / February 18, 2016

Porches: A Synth-Obsessed Songwriter Learns to Be Alone (But Not Lonely)

On "Be Apart," a morose synth-bit confessional from Porches' crepuscular new LP, Pool, it sounds like Aaron Maine is having a hard time making up his…
Harley Brown / February 5, 2016
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