Interviews

Mark Ronson Pulls Back the Studio Curtain

When Mark Ronson was working on his namesake AppleTV+ documentary, Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, there was no shortage of not just internationally acclaimed…
Jolie Lash / July 30, 2021

Alex Lifeson on Solo Music, Envy of None, ‘Really Cool’ Upcoming Rush Reissue

Alex Lifeson didn't have some grand master plan for all of this: the glossy-looking website, the big rollout of new music, the subsequent parade of…
Ryan Reed / July 26, 2021

Yola Walked Through Fire to Stand for Herself

There’s a staggering sentence in the bio that accompanied the sample of singer-songwriter Yola’s sophomore album, Stand For Myself. In discussing a perspective shift since…
Erica Campbell / July 23, 2021

Rewatch Our Live Twitch Interview With Descendents Ahead of the Release of 9th & Walnut

Almost exactly two months ago, Bill Stevenson and Milo Aukerman of the Descendents joined our Twitch stream for a very special episode of our weekly…
Josh Chesler / July 22, 2021

Bartees Strange on Independent Venue Week, Upcoming Music

"I'm ready to move on to the next thing," Bartees Strange tells SPIN. It's a logical impulse, especially since his debut LP, 2020's…
Ryan Reed / July 15, 2021

Like Post-Hardcore Wine, Fiddlehead Is Getting Better With Age

Pat Flynn knows the nightmare of being in a full-time band. He’s lived on the road and in studios. He’s depended on album sales to…
Josh Chesler / July 14, 2021

Inhaler Are Blazing Their Way to Stardom

Playing blisteringly tight, searingly good, and crowd-drenching sweat-filled live sets were giving Dublin’s Inhaler an old-fashioned breakout-in-the-making buzz, that is until the pandemic put a…
Jolie Lash / July 8, 2021

Robert Randolph’s Unityfest Amps Up the Party and Importance of Juneteenth

It’s taken generations for Juneteenth to become the kind of holiday that Black Americans feel comfortable getting loud about. For pedal steel guitar prophet Robert…
Nate Jackson / June 18, 2021

After 17 Years, Rebelution Continue to Make Poppy Reggae-Rock That They Want to Hear

In the world of reggae-rock, Rebelution remains one of the staples that have held together the scene for the last decade-and-a-half. Along with peers like…
Josh Chesler / June 17, 2021

Foxing Haven’t HIt Their Ceiling Yet

When you're a member of Foxing, it often feels as if you're throwing pearls before swine. Here you are, Foxing guitarist Eric Hudson.
Michael Tedder / June 17, 2021

How Laura Stevenson Made Peace With Her Rage

Laura Stevenson is sitting in her cluttered bedroom, struggling to think of the right word to describe her songwriting process. It’s on the tip of…
Dan Ozzi / June 16, 2021

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Pop-punk has always been for the kids, but for the kids? As in toddlers? Well, that’s an entirely different story. However, The First Rock Band…
Daniel Kohn / June 15, 2021

Jim Ward Doesn’t Care If You Only Like Him in At the Drive-In or Sparta, He’ll Keep Rocking For Himself

It’s hard to form a band that’s going to stand the test of time. Having a big hit is one thing, but launching an act…
Josh Chesler / June 10, 2021

Wire Look Back With Fondness at Post-Millennial Work

Wire is your favorite band’s favorite band.  Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard professes reverence. My…
Logan Blake / June 10, 2021

Danny Elfman Is a Big Mess

Within seconds of joining a Zoom interview, Danny Elfman is already running at speeds that would make the White Rabbit feel like the calmest being…
Josh Chesler / June 9, 2021
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