Emily Zemler

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The Underground Guide: Los Angeles with the Airborne Toxic Event

Mikel Jollett, singer-guitarist for the Airborne Toxic Event, was born and bred in California and now resides in Silver Lake, the Los Angeles neighborhood that's…
Emily Zemler / June 7, 2011

Next Big Things 2011: Tame Impala

Home sweet home: Perth, AustraliaExpect: Wigged-out psych rock for kids who dug Congratulations more than "Kids"Must hear: Innerspeaker (Modular), out now…
Emily Zemler / February 14, 2011

Up-And-Comers Meese Share Favorite Book

Denver rock band Meese has been relentlessly touring for the past few years, most recently since the release of their new album, Broadcast, in July.
Emily Zemler / November 20, 2009

Juliette Lewis Shares Her Favorite Book

You know Juliette Lewis as a movie actress and a musician, who released her first album, ...Like a Bolt of Lightening, in 2004 with then-band…
Emily Zemler / September 15, 2009

Q&A: ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Star Charlie Day

The hit FX comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia wasn't the most likely TV show to be transformed into a musical. You don't expect wisecracking…
Emily Zemler / September 4, 2009

Fischerspooner’s Summer Reading Is Smack-tastic

New York electropop duo Fischerspooner know a thing or two about New York City's underground scene. They emerged as video, performance, and musical artists in…
Emily Zemler / August 19, 2009

Book of Fables Inspires New Mewithoutyou Music

Philadelphia rockers mewithoutyou are beloved for their introspective, thoughtful lyrics and the spiritual elements they imbue into their music. So it should come as no…
Emily Zemler / June 24, 2009

Alden Penner of Clues Loves ‘Tao of Pooh’

Clues frontman Alden Penner reads a lot of books. And though he doesn't necessarily finish them all, the ex-Unicorns man says a wide variety of…
Emily Zemler / May 28, 2009

Orenda Fink Talks About Her Favorite Book

Artists like Gang of Four and Bob Dylan have famously referenced the work of Flannery O'Connor in their songs. So it was only a matter…
Emily Zemler / May 15, 2009

Thermals Drummer Talks About His Favorite Book

Usually the musicians talking about their favorite books in SPIN.com's ongoing Book Club series are lyricists and songwriters -- which makes sense because if you…
Emily Zemler / April 9, 2009

Saves the Day, Two Tongues Singer Shares Favorite Book

Chris Conley -- longtime frontman of emo pioneers Saves the Day and, more recently, part of Two Tongues, his collaboration with Say Anything's Max Bemis…
Emily Zemler / March 17, 2009

Rapper MC Lars Shares His Favorite Book

MC Lars, a self-proclaimed "post-punk laptop rapper," may be best-known for his fast-talking rhymes about Hot Topic stores and hipster girls, but the Bay Area…
Emily Zemler / February 17, 2009

Video: Sara Quin on Her Favorite Novel

Our ongoing series of rockers talking about their favorite literary works continues with Sara Quin, one half of buzz band Tegan and Sara. Quin stopped…
Emily Zemler / January 12, 2009

Famed Author Rick Moody Leads SPIN.com’s Monthly Book Club

In an attempt to prove that musicians aren't just interested in sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, SPIN.com has gathered together an eclectic group of literary-minded musicians…
Emily Zemler / September 24, 2008

Indie Stars Host Unconventional Convention Party

A collective of indie rock royalty, including Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Zooey Deschanel, Johnathan Rice, Jenny Lewis, and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, took…
Emily Zemler / August 28, 2008

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