Interviews

Interpol Talks Marauder, Avoiding Nostalgia, and Loving 21 Savage and Migos

Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler is not the most exotic creature haunting Washington Square Park on this sweltering August afternoon. That would be the…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2018

Bill Hader on Barry and the Anxiety of Working on SNL

Much like Barry Berkman, the hitman turned aspiring thespian he plays on TV, Bill Hader loved heavy music as a kid. Judging by the Metallica…
Maggie Serota / August 1, 2018

DJDS Talk New Album Big Wave More Fire and What They Learned From Kanye

It still boggles the mind a little that a producer who named himself after an internet joke has become one of the most powerful and…
Dale Eisinger / July 5, 2018

Neko Case on #MeToo, Art History, and Becoming a Producer: The Spin Interview

The best Neko Case songs walk familiar paths to new realms. She’s recorded eight solo albums, a half-dozen more with the New Pornographers, plus notable side…
Anna Gaca / June 6, 2018

Q&A: Amen Dunes on the Meaning of Freedom

The first voice on Amen Dunes’ new album Freedom is a child delivering the pep talk from the 2004 hockey…
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2018

Belle and Sebastian: Politics and Religion

Late one night last August, the Belle and Sebastian tour bus headed for a gig in St. Paul, Minnesota, leaving drummer Richard Colburn at Walmart…
Anna Gaca / March 13, 2018

Ravyn Lenae Is Feeling Lovey Dovey

Chicago R&B singer Ravyn Lenae first established herself a few years ago with intimate, romantic confessions that floated gently over local hip-hop producer Monte…
Tosten Burks / February 14, 2018

Interview: Aly & AJ Just Want to Sell Out Shows

It’s not on the charts, but Aly & AJ released one of the best pop singles of 2017. It’s called "Take Me": a rush of…
Anna Gaca / November 17, 2017

John Maus Talks New Album Screen Memories, the Apocalypse, and Wanting to Write Like Mark Ronson

John Maus has an enthusiasm that’s hard to contain. From his fist-pumping, head-banging karaoke-style live performances at the turn of the…
Rob Arcand / October 27, 2017

A Chat With Beto O’Rourke, the Ex-Punk Bassist Running for Ted Cruz’s Senate Seat

Before he fronted At the Drive-In, and later the Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler-Zavala played drums in an all-but-forgotten forgotten Texas post-hardcore band called Foss. You won't…
Andy Cush / October 4, 2017

David Crosby Is Making More Noise Than Ever

David Crosby helped define and further the sound of rock'n'roll as we know it. He was a founding member of the Byrds, produced Joni Mitchell's first…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 28, 2017

Steve Aoki Is Still EDM’s Most Ambitious Multitasker

In the festival world, Steve Aoki is not just a DJ; he’s a myth. He has defined his high-energy live-shows via a series of signature,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 28, 2017

Rostam Is Finally on His Own

In 2006, during his senior year at Columbia University, Rostam Batmanglij decided he was going to make a solo album. He had studied classical music…
Jeremy Gordon / September 14, 2017

Liars’ Angus Andrew On Recording New Album TFCF in the Australian Bush, SPIN Calling Its Second Album “Unlistenable”

The mark of a great band, or at least an interesting one, is whether it eventually self-destructs in a blaze of Behind the Music glory,…
Andy Cush / August 23, 2017

Interview: Kate Nash Talks GLOW, Her New Kickstarter-Funded Album, Doctor Who, and More

Kate Nash gets recognized at the gym, though not for being a pop star. "This massive guy was sweating and working out; I…
Geena Kloeppel / August 15, 2017
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