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Interview: John Carpenter Talks “Halloween”, and Releasing Albums in Your 60s

By: Jeff Weiss – John Carpenter is set to release Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes albums, next Friday, October 20th via Sacred Bones. On the new album, Carpenter is joined by the musicians that accompanied him on his last two … Continue reading

Interview: Tyler Bates Talks Working With Marilyn Manson, Film Scores, & Monsters After Dark

By: Lucy Sky – Chances are you already know Tyler Bates’ work. If you’ve seen any number of Hollywood blockbusters like 300, Guardians of the Galaxy or John Wick, all of these acclaimed films were enhanced by the creative, musical mind of Tyler Bates. As a composer, Bates always focuses on capturing the emotion of the movie with his music to create … Continue reading

Interview: Chris Jericho Talks “Judas”, The Rock 2020, & His Favourite WWE Match

By: Curtis Sindrey – Heavy metal band, Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. And when you have two high-energy performers like Rich Ward and Chris Jericho (it’s debatable on who jumps higher onstage) in the band, grooves and good times come easy; but these guys aren’t just entertainers. Ward is one of the … Continue reading

Interview: The Bronx Talks “V”, Weird Quirks, & the future of Mariachi El Bronx

By: Lucy Sky – The Bronx, a Los Angeles-based genre-bending hardcore punk band, are back with their new album V, which dropped on September 22nd via ATO Records. The Bronx is what punk needs: they harness the genre’s classic fire but then bend it to their whim, forging rock n’ roll swagger together with hardcore grit. The … Continue reading

Interview: SNL’s Jared Scharff Talks New Season, Jamming With Dave Grohl, & New Solo Music

By: Lucy Sky – Playing in the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years, and on his off-time playing at the New York Rangers games is a huge musical feat in itself, but guitarist Jared Scharff also takes the time to impress us with his solo work, as Pear Lion. Set for release later this year. Pearl … Continue reading

Interview: Weaves’ Morgan Waters Talks New Music, “The Amazing Gayl Pile”, & Polaris Shortlist

By: Curtis Sindrey – It’s been almost exactly a year since Weaves released their acclaimed debut LP. The self-titled album, which was short-listed for the 2017 Polaris Prize, was among the most anticipated of the year, and was lauded internationally upon its release for its exuberant approach to guitar pop. With their forthcoming album, Wide Open (out Oct. 6th), and … Continue reading

Interview: TIFF 2017 – Aldo Shllaku Talks “Downrange”, Immigrating from Albania, & Dream Directors

By: Lucy Sky – The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday with an eclectic slate of films. But what usually lies beneath the radar, are the scores within the films. The score is a true compliment to Downrange composer Aldo Shllaku’s creative instinct. The Canadian composer behind the new Ryûhei Kitamura-directed film grew up with musical training … Continue reading

Interview: PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn Talks “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell”, Ghosts, and Coming Out

By: Curtis Sindrey – Formed in 2012 by singer/LGBTQ activist Lynn Gunn, alt-rock trio PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) blend dreamy electronica with dark, beat-heavy rock, and have returned with their brand new album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, which dropped on August 4th via Rise. In our new interview, lead singer Lynn Gunn discusses the … Continue reading

Interview: Joywave Talks “Content”, Creating Super 8 Film Music Videos, & Nintendo

By: Lucy Sky – “Anxiety caused by feeling too content” is just the first aspect of the double-pronged paradoxical rumination that is Content, the sophomore full-length album by Rochester, NY-based indie quintet, Joywave, which dropped July 28th with a tour supporting Young the Giant and Cold War Kids to follow. The title, Content, sees Joywave apply … Continue reading

Interview: Johnson Crook Talks “The Album”, Favourite CNE Rides, & Playing With Tom Cochrane

By: Curtis Sindrey – Fresh on the heels of their harmony-rich roots-rock self-titled EP, Johnson Crook is back with the release of their debut full-length record, aptly titled, The Album. Released on August 4th via Coalition Music, the album encapsulates a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after the … Continue reading