Revolutionary Patience: An Interview With Vashti Bunyan

Bunyan’s long journey and hushed paeans to family are existential lessons wrapped in three sonic [...]

DJ Shadow and the Future of Music

Time machine [...]

Wave Of Pixilation!

Pixies are still making great music, and I’m happy to still be listening and interviewing them about [...]

All Hail Sharon Jones, Unstoppable Soul Sister!

Although soul sister Sharon Jones is continually referred to as a throwback to a funkier 20th century, she’s here, now, and still fighting to bring more humanity (and less autotune) to our increasingly digital music. And we’re all the better for [...]

Life To The Pixies!

Unbowed, the Pixies’ reconstructed band, and brand, now soldiers ahead with street and market cred to spare. [...]

Happy Anniversary, Surfer Rosa!

Who Is thenewno2? An All-Star Soundtracker

From Madonna to Mogwai, Swervedriver's Resurgent Sonics Achieve Escape Velocity

From My Bloody Valentine’s recently announced reissues and rarities to the April release of Spiritualized’s new sonic spacewalk Sweet Heart Sweet Light, synesthetic rock is returning from orbit. But its best-kept secret still remains Swervedriver, whose muscular guitar atmospherics are also thankfully back in action, starting Monday night on Fallon.

After that, Swervedriver embarks on a [...]

An Open Love Letter to My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless

It’s hard to believe that My Bloody Valentine’s epochal Loveless debuted 20 years ago today. It’s an unhappy birthday, however. Let’s be honest: There hasn’t been a single album released since Loveless that has been as singular, riveting or identifiable. Disagree? Bring it. Please.

Kevin Shields’ obsessive ingenuity has mythically grown ever since, as those influenced [...]

Behold! Explosions in the Sky’s First Official Video

Explosions in the Sky have specialized in epic instrumentals for quite a while now. And even though they produce spiraling sonic head-trips that feel utterly built for intrepid visual exploration, they have yet to release one official video. Until now, that is.

Which is to say, I got to show it off first. The fact that [...]