Interviews

Meet Latin Rap’s MVP: Myke Towers on His New Album Lyke Mike

Nearly a decade ago, Myke Towers was an underground rapper from Río Piedras. To expand beyond Puerto Rico’s borders, Towers started to explore reggaeton and…
Lucas Villa / April 28, 2021

Andy Hull Says That Manchester Orchestra Is His ‘Life’s Work’

Nearly 15 years after the release of their debut album, I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child, Manchester Orchestra have established themselves as a career indie…
Josh Chesler / April 28, 2021

Gojira on New LP Fortitude, Escaping Our ‘Collective Coma’

"We're all drawn into ourselves — in a collective coma," Joe Duplantier sings on "Born for One Thing," the punishing centerpiece of Gojira's seventh LP.
Ryan Reed / April 26, 2021

Dysphoria Dies at MAGFest: We Are the Union’s Reade Wolcott Comes Out As Trans

In the early days of April, Reade Wolcott entrusted me with something she has been keeping secret for years. "The number of people who know…
Niko Stratis / April 23, 2021

How MxPx Found Livestream Success Through Their DIY Mentality and Punk Rock Roots

Few punk bands from the ‘90s have adjusted to the new livestream culture as well as MxPx has. As soon as things started shutting down…
Josh Chesler / April 14, 2021

How The Living Became Seattle’s Greatest Lost Band

If you haven't heard of the Living, you're not alone. The Seattle-based band formed in the early '80s, recorded some songs in 1982 and that…
Daniel Kohn / April 13, 2021

The Beautiful Bleakness of T. Hardy Morris

The collapse is nigh. Everything means nothing. Superstructures blot out the sky. People shout invectives through N95s across divisions of understanding. The pandemic has rendered…
Logan Blake / April 13, 2021

‘None of Us Thought We’d Be Doing Thursday 20 Years Later’: Geoff Rickly on Two Decades of Full Collapse

On April 10, 2001, Thursday released Full Collapse on Victory Records. At the time, a handful of punk and alternative publications thought the New Jersey-based…
Josh Chesler / April 10, 2021

Greta Van Fleet Go Prog — in Their Own Way — on ‘Cinematic’ New LP

"Nobody wants to hear that shit," Greta Van Fleet's Sam Kiszka says, playfully interrupting a question about progressive rock. He has a point:…
Ryan Reed / April 9, 2021

Gallant Is Leaping Into Musical Freedom

Gallant works right up to his deadlines. As a newly independent artist, it’s clear the R&B singer wants his reemergence to be perfect.
Bianca Gracie / April 7, 2021

Joe Strummer and George Harrison Meet in the Afterlife With Strummer’s Assembly

In The Future Is Unwritten, Julian Temple's 2007 documentary on the late Joe Strummer, there are scenes in which the former Clash frontman's friends gather…
Craig Rosen / March 25, 2021

‘It Needs to Sound Like a Warm Bath’: Saint Maud Composer on Scoring the Year’s Most Unsettling Horror Movie

A year of pandemic has stolen countless experiences from us—and one of them was seeing Saint Maud, the year’s most quietly unsettling horror film, on…
Zach Schonfeld / March 24, 2021

The Funk and the Fire

What’s a musician supposed to do during the pandemic when the stages of the world have gone silent? If you’re Judith Hill, you record the…
Jason Webber / March 17, 2021

Flogging Molly’s Dave King Just Wants to Bring Some Drunken Joy Back to St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is this week, and Flogging Molly isn't about to leave everyone high and dry for a second straight year. Sure, COVID might’ve…
Josh Chesler / March 15, 2021

Cocteau Twins’ Milk & Kisses Turns 25

When Cocteau Twins broke up in 1998, it came as a surprise to virtually no one. Five years earlier, guitarist Robin Guthrie and vocalist Liz…
Cam Lindsay / March 15, 2021
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