In the Studio

Pity Sex Talk New Album and Why Wawa is Overrated

Two years after the release of their breakthrough debut album, 2013's sweetly corrosive Feast of Love, Michigan dream-rock quartet Pity Sex find themselves a band…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 24, 2015

How Pop Phenom Alex Winston Overcame a Vocal Hemorrhage for Her Second LP

Last January, Brooklyn based vocalist Alex Winston suffered a hemorrhaged capillary in her vocal chords. It happened days before the brood-pop singer's first concert in eight months, the bulk…
By: Brennan Carley / April 1, 2015

La Luz Triumph Over Near-Fatal Car Accident on New, Ty Segall-Produced Album

On November 5, 2013, La Luz was driving back to Seattle after playing a show in Boise when they slipped on a patch of black…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 26, 2015

Girlpool Revisit Childhood on Their Debut Album, ‘Before the World Was Big’

When Girlpool's Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker turned 18, they packed up, left their native Los Angeles, moved to Philadelpha, and finished their first studio album, Before…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 10, 2015

Kurt Vile Talks ‘All Over the Place’ New Album

Kurt Vile keeps late hours. "Somewhere between midnight and three," the singer-songwriter says, "maybe the best stuff happens." It's late February and the 35-year-old has take…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2015

ASTR Talk Uptempo ‘Homecoming’ EP and Meeting Drake for the First Time

Zoe Silverman and Adam Pallin only met a couple of years ago, but their musical backgrounds stretch back further. The latter is a producer and…
By: Brennan Carley / January 27, 2015

Purity Ring Achieve Their Moment of Clarity on ‘another eternity’

Given the gauzy, atmospehric sound of Purity Ring's debut album (2012's Shrines) and their presence on 4AD (the label that came to prominence in the '80…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 22, 2015

Speedy Ortiz Quit Their Day Jobs for New Album ‘Foil Deer’

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis has more free time these days than usual. Spending the last three years teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 21, 2015

Q&A: Waxahatchee Talks ‘Ivy Tripp’ and Resisting Liz Phair Comparisons

Katie Crutchfield, a.k.a. Waxahatchee, is not a fan of studios. Renting a snug house with her boyfriend and bandmate, Keith Spencer, the Alabama native recorded…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

Q&A: Ghostface Killah Talks Ambitious New Concept Album ’36 Seasons’

Rap legend and Wu-Tang Clan MVP Ghostface Killah is one of the most consistent rappers of the last two decades, peaking in the 2000s o…
By: Dan Weiss / November 24, 2014
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