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Savages Are Planning to Unleash a ‘Beast of a Record’

Last January, whirling skirmishes Savages decided to road-test their new material in the United States, “where life is harder in some kinds of ways,” vocalist Jehnny Beth tell…
By: Harley Brown / May 18, 2015

Q&A: ‘God-Fearing’ Torres Says Johnny Cash Is Her ‘Style Icon’

For Brooklyn singer-songwriter Torres, family plays an important role in her music. Mackenzie Scott named her musical project after her mother’s maiden name, paying homage to…
By: Ilana Kaplan / May 15, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Dad Sax and Competing With Tame Impala

The title of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest LP, Multi-Love, may be an explicit reference to the complicated three-person live-in relationship frontman Ruban Nielson spent a year…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

Nate Ruess Is the Happiest He’s Ever Been on Solo LP

The first sound on Nate Ruess' debut solo LP, Grand Romantic, is the sound of raspy, maniacal laughter: the kind of deliberately articulated cackle that makes it…
By: Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

Q&A: Mac McCaughan Revisits ’80s Growing Pains on ‘Non-Believers’

Over the past 25 years, Mac McCaughan has built an impressive resume: singer-guitarist of Superchunk, arguably the hardest-working band in indie-rock history, whose tenth (and most…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015

Exclusive: Zedd Treats Fans to Premiere of New Song ‘Daisy’

For the past month, electro-extraordinaire Zedd has been visiting cities across the country to promote his upcoming album True Colors (May 18 via Interscope). At each location,…
By: Brennan Carley / May 14, 2015

Holly Herndon’s Trying to Find New Ways to Play the World’s Oldest Instrument

Next week, sound sculptor Holly Herndon will release Platform, her second proper LP and her first release as a member of the 4AD roster. The album…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

Q&A: The Tallest Man on Earth’s ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ Was Almost ‘Too Personal’

Last year, Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. the Tallest Man On Earth, returned from tour to begin writing his next album in his home studio in Swede…
By: Caitlin Gallagher / May 11, 2015

PC Music & SOPHIE: A Report From Inside the Pop Cube

My PC Music & SOPHIE Pop Cube confirmation email warned "dress to impress... you're going to be on TV!" I'd been informed that the mysterious "Po…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 9, 2015
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