Interviews

Juan Wauters Is Ready for the World on ‘Who, Me?’

Like a movie that is good (in his words) Juan Wauters' songs require your attention. The Queens-via-Uruguay singer songwriter has one of the year's best new album…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 4, 2015

Some Candy Talking: The Jesus and Mary Chain on ‘Psychocandy’ Turning 30

Nearly 30 years ago, the Jesus and Mary Chain — a band of pop-eviscerating Scots led by brothers Jim and William Reid — emerged with…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2015

Coliseum Talk New Album ‘Anxiety’s Kiss’ and Why Killing Joke Means More Than Nirvana

Twelve years and five albums into their career, Louisville power trio Coliseum have evolved from a predominantly hardcore-punk band to one whose new, invigorating LP,…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2015

Martin Gore on His New Solo Album and No Longer Making Music for the Masses

After 35 years of being the principle songwriter (and sporadic singer) behind new wave demigods and international superstars Depeche Mode — as well as a…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 28, 2015

Q&A: The Prodigy Look Back on the Most Aggressive Career in Electronic History

The first electronic group to have a No. 1 album in America, the Prodigy have been responsible for a far longer and more illustrious career…
By: Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015

Brett Morgen Is Bawling Over ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’

Brett Morgen is exhausted. After spending eight years filming the first official Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, submerging himself in the late Nirvana singer’s memorabilia…
By: Stephanie Dubick / April 24, 2015

Sounwave Details the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Landmark ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Even though it’s been close to a month since Kendrick Lamar released his dense, jazzy opus of a third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, currently…
By: Patrick Bowman / April 24, 2015

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
By: Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Doldrums on Dystopian Influences and Faux-Toronto Slang

Earlier this month, Doldrums released their second full-length album, the post-millennial tension-racked The Air Conditioned Nightmare, named after a Henry Miller story about his distaste…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
By: Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015
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