Interviews

Q&A: Nobody Puts Wire in a Corner

Shape-shifting art-punks Wire have no desire to be just any one thing. Best known for their wildly different first three albums, released betwee…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

SPIN 30: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Looks Back on ‘New Wave’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 15, 2015

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Has No Advice for Anyone

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch isn't an upbeat person. Super-personable, yes, but not very optimistic. "A huge part of any creative process, I think,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015

Q&A: Say Lou Lou on Finally Wrapping Their ‘Lucid Dreaming’ Period

It's been a long couple of years for Australia-via-Sweden twin duo Say Lou Lou in trying to get their debut album Lucid Dreaming out the…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 14, 2015

SPIN 30: Your Hard Drive Reminisces About Beating ‘Kid A’ and a Simpler Time Before Tidal

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Theon Weber and Dan Weiss / April 13, 2015

SPIN 30: Cornershop Flash Back to ‘When I Was Born for the 7th Time’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 10, 2015

SPIN 30: Moby Recalls His ‘Everything Is Wrong’ Phase

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 9, 2015

SPIN 30: Liz Phair Returns to ‘Exile in Guyville’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 8, 2015

Q&A: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Talks Pro Wrestling-Themed New Album ‘Beat the Champ’

John Darnielle is this indie-rock generation's poet laureate, strumming too hard and singing too passionately to be a mere folkie, despite much of his catalog…
By: Dan Weiss / April 7, 2015

Q&A: Foo Fighters’ Nate Mendel Enlists as Lieutenant on His First Solo Album

Nate Mendel is not used to the spotlight. "I've always been really comfortable being a sideman — a part of the band," the former…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 7, 2015

SPIN 30: Teenage Fanclub Talk Unlikely Breakout Album, ‘Bandwagonesque’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 7, 2015

SPIN 30: Ice Cube Reflects on His Back-Against-the-Wall Debut, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're revisiting a handful of records that the…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 6, 2015

Q&A: Death Cab for Cutie Unpack Chris Walla’s Departure and New Album ‘Kintsugi’

Earlier this week, Death Cab for Cutie returned with Kintsugi, the band's eighth album and first since 2011's Codes and Keys. That intervening four-year…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 3, 2015

Q&A: Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter on Becoming a Band for All Seasons

With Lower Dens' third album, Escape From Evil, the Baltimore-based outfit is pulling quite the Houdini act: Escaping the "cold and dark" place they'd found themselve…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 2, 2015

Matt and Kim’s Matt Johnson Picks His Favorite Song From Every One of Their Albums

Matt and Kim — the simply named collaborative project between Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino — have been making unpredictable, eccentric, and undeniably fun dance-pop for a little…
By: James Grebey / March 30, 2015

Q&A: Lightning Bolt Talk ‘Fantasy Empire,’ Working With Battles and Bjork

Providence duo Lightning Bolt have sustained a brain-melting career in so-called "noise" rock for an unfathomably long time. For two decades running, bassist Brian Gibso…
By: Dan Weiss / March 24, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Tkay Maidza Breaks Down Her Breakout Mixtape, ‘Switch Tape’

Australia rapper Tkay Maidza's Switch Tape hit the ground speeding when it was released on the teenager's SoundCloud last October. A bumper-car ride…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 18, 2015

Q&A: Professor Who Teaches a Kendrick Lamar Course Talks ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Professor Adam Diehl teaches a course on Kendrick Lamar's classic 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, incorporating the writing of James Joyce and showings of…
By: Dan Weiss / March 17, 2015

Q&A: Rapsody Talks Secretly Working on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

One of the most striking names in the track listing of Kendrick Lamar's surprise-released To Pimp a Butterfly — which went on sale around…
By: Dan Weiss / March 16, 2015
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