Rare Essence’s Andre Johnson Talks Reinstating Go-Go in DC
“We feel like go-go has been silenced in DC. … We’re saying turn this sound up.”
Ratskin Records shines a light on the shadowy margins of the Bay Area experimental music scene.
Inhalt Navigates the Minimal Wave Resurgence
The international cast of musicians coalesces and flourishes amid a minimal wave resurgence in San Francisco.
Teen Suicide’s Sam Ray Likens his Band to a Dying Dog
Everything on the final Teen Suicide record relates to death.
What I Learned: The Slapstick Legacy After 20 Years
A personal reflection on the sprawling influence of the Slapstick Family Tree.
Wreckless Eric Talks Beauty and Idiocy in America
“But ‘amERICa’? It’s gratuitous, it’s self-serving—it’s a disgrace really!”
Life in the Service Industry
Lushes left the straight world and regret nothing.
Cate Le Bon Taps the Well of Absurdity
“There are certain words I find myself foraging for late at night.”
The Meta World of Cole Kush, Net Artist Orbiting Mac DeMarco
With his websites and animation, the lapsed prosthetist probes digital culture.
Wolf Eyes’ Archivist Illuminates the Shadow Catalog
The band members haven’t even heard some of this stuff.
Mal Devisa’s Poignance and Will to Thrive
Spare ballads and boastful bars animate the young songwriter’s live presence and intrepid new album, Kiid.
Sounds of Fear: Jonathan Snipes talks Excess Flesh
The Los Angeles noise artist avoids the trappings of horror film music with a nonetheless unnerving score.
Cleaning Toilets: Why Does my Band Always Play First?
At no point will anyone be able to tell you what your band is worth.
The Speaker is Present: A Conversation with Lesley Flanigan
The New York electronic artist views feedback as her unpredictable ensemble.
London Goes Quiet
35% of the city’s music venues have shuttered since 2007. Is legislation the fix?