Interviews

Jessie Reyez’ Realness Will Not Be Diluted

During her four-minute music video for "Figures," Jessie Reyez smashes her guitar to the ground with full force before looking into the camera with an intensity that…
Geena Kloeppel / June 26, 2017

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Remembered By AZ, DJ Whoo Kid, Mister Cee, Roc Marciano, and More

Mobb Deep's Prodigy passed away on Wednesday, June 21--his death has left a hole in hip-hop that was immediately felt by members of the community. He wasn't just a…

Thursday’s Geoff Rickly Talks Reunion, Getting Sober, Martin Shkreli, and More

"I'll take a hippie over a racist any day," Geoff Rickly tells me. The singer and I have met at a bistro in Brooklyn to talk about the…
Jeremy Gordon / June 9, 2017

Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks New Album In Spades and Why He Knew Trump Was Going to Win

Greg Dulli killed Emo Nite LA so that it may live. As the Afghan Whigs frontman and I get reacquainted during our phone conversation,…
Ian Cohen / May 8, 2017

“We’re Post-Post Racial”: Director Justin Simien Talks Making Dear White People in a Different America

Netflix's latest conflagration-starting series Dear White People is a show focused on black life that comes after the successes of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Atlanta, the Best…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2017

Remembering So Much for the Afterglow with Everclear’s Art Alexakis

Everclear’s So Much for the Afterglow, which turns 20 this year, was one of the first CDs--and rock albums in any format--I ever bought.
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 27, 2017

Feist on Pleasure: “Satisfaction Just Plants a Seed for New Wanting”

Leslie Feist is reaching for something so subtle she can't quite explain it. "The album communicates it fine, but I am a poor translator for…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2017

Producer DJ Dahi Talks the 5 Songs He Made For Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

Although Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN. is far more accessible and contemporary than its predecessor To Pimp a Butterfly, the past still plays a major thematic role. There is the…
Brian Josephs / April 24, 2017

Mastodon Talk New Album Emperor of Sand and What They Call “Funderwear”

Mastodon's new album Emperor of Sand was inspired by friends and family of the band who received cancer diagnoses, but we caught them in a predictably more lighthearted…
Garrett Kamps / April 3, 2017

“He Never Got To See the Final Product”: Director Paul Hunter Talks Making Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” Video 20 Years Later

The Notorious B.I.G. introduced the world to the grandeur of his double album Life After Death with the lead single "Hypnotize," released on the first day of…
Paul Hunter / March 24, 2017

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

Hanson on 20 Years of ‘Middle of Nowhere’ and Why They’ll Never Break Up

Hanson have never left. Twenty years after the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma recorded that indelible chorus to "Mmmbop," Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson—now 36, 34, and 31—are still writing,…
Anna Gaca / March 18, 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
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