Interviews

Laetitia Sadier | Audible Utopia

In the three years since post-rock pioneers Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus, Sadier has been keeping busy. July 24 will mark the release of Silencio, her sophomore solo offering. It’s an LP that sees the French-born, London-based artist expand on the intimate tone and songwriting style that has come to distinguish her personal work from that of her former bands, the aforementioned Stereolab, and dream pop quartet Monade.

Veronica Falls

Taking on the juggernaut of touring North America can be shocking to a young band from the UK.

Frankie Rose

Previously best known for stints in various acclaimed Brooklyn Lo-Fi Pop Bands, this is set to change with Frankie Rose's critically lauded sophomore solo record, Interstellar.

Andrew WK

In case you don’t know what Andrew WK has been up to in the past ten years, he’s released three albums, hosted a game show on Adult swim called “Destroy, Build, Destroy,” done a motivational lecture tour, played countless shows and built an award-winning concert hall and nightclub in downtown New York City with close friends and associates.

Hans-Peter Lindstrom

It’s a few degrees below zero and depressingly overcast in Oslo, Norway. While the constant gloom of Norwegian winter may detract from any feelings of warmth, Hans-Peter Lindstrom is in his home getting busy with his sampler and keyboards, making otherworldly sounds that seem even more distant than Northern Europe.

NewVillager

NewVillager is reaching to blend their brand from the pop world into the art world and back again. Historically, this rarely sits well with music critics, and is ignored by art critics.

PTERODACTYL

Paleontologists prefer the term “pterosaur” to described the various species of prehistoric winged reptiles. In the Brooklyn rock scene however, Pterodactyl is very real.

Burd and Keyz

Burd & Keyz intend to drop their (well, his, since Keyz is now deceased) premiere anthology of hip-hop-influenced jams in mid-November. I write “hip-hop-influenced” because Burd handles all genres of production, from R&B and reggae to dance and SouthSide-esque (note, SouthSide reigns over Lex Luger, according to Burd) trap n**** beats.

Big Troubles

Big Troubles are up-and-coming, catchy, and purposefully hard to gauge. Recently signed to Slumberland Records, their second full-length Romantic Comedy came out this fall to mixed reactions.

Kids On A Crime Spree

Being a revisionist isn’t new. In fact, today one can be a revisionist inspired by revisionists of decades past. Mario Hernandez of Kids On A Crime Spree isn’t just a revisionist, he’s an originalist.

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