All Eyes On

Vagabon Is Just Getting Started

There are no elaborate pretenses to Vagabon's music. Laetitia Tamko's technique begins with her own memories and vulnerabilities, which she pours into powerfully understated songs that feel…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2017

Diet Cig Talk Growing Up and Making Swear I’m Good at This

Diet Cig is the irreverent but hopelessly sincere duo of Alex Luciano, 21, and Noah Bowman, 24, who started making scrappy lo-fi music together after meeting…
Anna Gaca / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Saba on Personal Loss and Instilling Hope Through Hip-Hop

Saba is an exciting young voice—literally speaking, his dulcet tone is entrancing, and you'd have to make an effort to not be pulled into the melodic…
Brian Josephs / March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: Kweku Collins Talks Upcoming grey EP, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Being a Black Introvert

With the reality of the internet, "scenes" and "genres" feel like they're becoming increasingly outdated concepts. Consider Lil Uzi Vert's quest to blend hip-hop and emo signifiers…
Brian Josephs / March 16, 2017

Q&A: Miniature Tigers Bask in the Sun on I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

Like its titular Western hero, Miniature Tigers’ I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy is unpolished. Frontman Charlie Brand, 31, recorded pieces of his band’s fifth album…
Anna Gaca / October 28, 2016

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
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