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Getting Real With Girlfriends

When Nick Gross and Travis Mills first entered the music business, reality was an afterthought. It was 2006, the height of Laguna Beach…
Bobby Olivier / July 9, 2021

Jxdn Is Next

Jaden Hossler will not bullshit you. "I didn't grow up listening to punk music," he says. "I didn't fall in love with it…
Bobby Olivier / July 1, 2021

Willa Amai Is Ready to Speak for Herself

At first glance, Willa Amai’s album title sounds like something an overzealous child might brag about to their babysitter (as soon as their parents leave).
Bobby Olivier / June 3, 2021

How Wolf Alice Pulled Back to Surge Forward

As Ellie Rowsell unpacks "The Beach," one of several climactic, holy-shit moments off her band’s new album Blue Weekend, she describes the song as "classic…
Bobby Olivier / June 3, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo Doubles Down on Teen Angst With Sour

Being a teenager still fucking sucks and Olivia Rodrigo is here to tell us all about it.  That’s really the thesis…
Bobby Olivier / May 24, 2021

St. Vincent Finally Takes a Breath on Daddy’s Home

St. Vincent’s seventh album is her first ever to feel like an exhale, as the patently ambitious songwriter shrewdly forgoes much of the brazen —…
Bobby Olivier / May 13, 2021

Isaac Dunbar Is Limitless

"As long as the music evokes a feeling in somebody, that's all that matters," Isaac Dunbar tells us. "I know music has done a lot…
Bobby Olivier / April 26, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Fearless Re-Recording Is a Thrilling Timewarp

Before we start, a note: There really is no precedent for what Taylor Swift is doing.  Sure, artists have re-recorded bits and pieces…
Bobby Olivier / April 9, 2021

How ElyOtto Became the New Face of Hyperpop

Last spring, Elliott Platt was cleaning fish tanks at his local pet store when he received the luckiest news of his young life.
Bobby Olivier / April 8, 2021

Lana Del Rey Delivers Her Most Delicate Music Yet on Chemtrails Over the Country Club

By moniker alone, Chemtrails Over the Country Club would be considered a worthy new chapter in Lana Del Rey’s ongoing subversion of classic (see: myopic)…
Bobby Olivier / March 19, 2021

Julien Baker Embraces the Darkness on Little Oblivions

When Julien Baker toured in support of 2017’s delicately devastating Turn Out The Lights, her audiences stood suspended in time.
Bobby Olivier / February 24, 2021

Hayley Williams’ Flowers For Vases/Descansos Is Her Saddest, Quietest Music Yet

With her surprise LP, Flowers For Vases/Descansos, Hayley Williams has forgone further pop experimentation, instead clinging to a raw…
Bobby Olivier / February 9, 2021

Foo Fighters Swing for the Stadium (Again) on Medicine at Midnight

After 25 years—and 10 big ol’ rock albums—the only concerning factor regarding new Foo Fighters material should be this: How will it play live?
Bobby Olivier / February 4, 2021

Fana Hues Is Silent No More

As she sings of insecurities, failed love and what comes next, 25-year-old Fana Hues appears bold and limitless on her smoldering debut album Hues, worlds…
Bobby Olivier / January 28, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo on the Runaway Success of ‘drivers license’: ‘Absolutely Insane’

Olivia Rodrigo stares at her computer screen, desperately trying to focus on her homework. The 17-year-old is finishing her senior year of high…
Bobby Olivier / January 21, 2021

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