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Interview: Switchfoot Talks “Where The Light Shines through”, and Overcoming Adversity

By: Lucy Sky – No one really knows how long their careers are going to last, and when you hit any significant milestone, it can make it all worth it. For Switchfoot, their musical venture is hitting a 10-album mark with Where The Light Shines Through, and they’re humbled by the fact that they’re still able to call music … Continue reading

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash Talks Toothless, Getting Older, and Collaborations

By: Curtis Sindrey – Toothless is the new project from Ed Nash, bassist for Bombay Bicycle Club, who released his debut album, The Pace of the Passing, on January 27th via Rostrum Records. To all intents and purposes, Toothless and his debut record have been carefully conceived by Nash. Everything up to and including the album’s artwork ties into the central themes that run … Continue reading

Interview: Valerie June Talks “The Order Of Time”, Working With Dan Auerbach, and Singing With Family

By: Curtis Sindrey – Valerie June’s highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release on March 10th via Concord Records, and is an enthralling and illuminating leap forward. The Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, … Continue reading

Interview: D.A. Stern Talks “Aloha Hola”, Fave Albert Brooks Movies, and Moving to LA

By: Curtis Sindrey – Introducing your new favorite Cali singer-songwriter, D.A. Stern, and his debut album, Aloha Hola (out Jan. 20th via Twosyllable Records). This exciting new collection of 11 catchy tunes was painstakingly written, recorded and produced by Stern in his mother’s New Jersey basement. Though formerly a New Yorker, D.A.–full name, David Aaron–has relocated to … Continue reading

Interview: Mother Mother Talks “No Culture”, Artistic Authenticity, & Headlining Massey Hall

By: Curtis Sindrey – With the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes Mother Mother with No Culture (out Feb. 10th via Universal Music Canada), which posits … Continue reading

Interview: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Talks “Zombies On Broadway”, Home vs. Tour Life, and Living in the Present

By: Curtis Sindrey – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is back with his new album, Zombies on Broadway, out February 10th via Vanguard Records. Having been diagnosed with cancer in New York in 2005, McMahon found himself wanting to return to the city to battle some demons leading to the creation of Zombies On Broadway. Its lead single, “Fire Escape”, shares the tale of McMahon’s … Continue reading

Interview: AFI Talks “The Blood Album”, Musical Escapism, and Intimate Concerts

By: Lucy Sky – Multi-platinum-selling punk rock band AFI (vocalist Davey Havok, guitarist Jade Puget, bassist Hunter Burgan and drummer Adam Carson) is set to return with their new album, AFI (The Blood Album), on January 20th, which serves as their first album since 2013’s Burials. The creative process saw the band crafting a plethora of material—60 … Continue reading

Interview: Deaf Havana Talks “All These Countless Nights”, BBQing with Metallica, and Opening for Springsteen

By: Curtis Sindrey – UK alt-rock band Deaf Havana catapulted into the rock big league with their smash hit 2013 album, Old Souls. It crashed into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart, earned rave reviews, and saw the band sell out ever bigger venues, appear higher up the bill at festivals and even support frontman James … Continue reading

Interview: Keane’s Tom Chaplin Talks “The Wave”, Drug Addiction, & Fighting Mental Illness Stigma

By: Curtis Sindrey – You may think you know Tom Chaplin. His soaring, emotional voice lay at the center of Keane, the anthemic, multi-million selling UK band who scored five number one albums in the UK between 2004 and 2013 – including two that landed on the Billboard 200, delivering such unforgettable hits as “Everybody’s Changing,” “Is It Any Wonder” and “Somewhere Only We … Continue reading

Interview: Two Door Cinema Club Talks “Gameshow”, Enjoying Success, and Finding Yourself

By: Curtis Sindrey – Indie rock trio Two Door Cinema Club are back with their new album, Gameshow. Perfectly marrying the band’s pop sensibilities and hooks with a continued sonic invention, Gameshow is a real statement of intent and a bridge to introduce their dedicated fan base to Two Door v2.0 – it’s a sound that’s ambitious, but never alienating … Continue reading

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