Interview with Eon Sinclair from Bedouin Soundclash: A New Light on the Mountain Top

The past few years have been a bit hectic for Juno Award-winning reggae act Bedouin Soundclash. Rife with change, restructuring and progression, the band has undergone some dramatic developments, including the departure of the group’s original drummer Pat Pengelly, the solo debut from singer Jay Malinowski, and the founding of …

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Interview with Ryan Kattner from Man Man: There And Back Again

On the surface, the music of Man Man appears wild and unreserved; frantic drumbeats and fire-cracker guitar work square off against the grizzly, deep huff of vocalist Ryan Kattner, aka Honus Honus, in an unabashed display of musical abandon. Though after look deeper through the sifting layers, what at first …

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John Brown’s Body: Future Roots

Originally formed in 2003, progressive reggae octet John Brown’s Body was originally a traditional roots reggae act. As years passed, the band’s sound began to morph and modify, sifting through dub, drum and bass, dancehall, hip-hop and other styles to create a sound that drips intrigue and intelligence. The group’s …

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Interview With Dana Janssen Of Akron/Family: Eruption

Brooklyn’s Akron/Family first came to notoriety in 2005 with their self-titled debut. A mass of field recordings, Cherokee inspired chants, delicate pastoral meanderings and drippy psychedelia, the album introduced the band as a collection of individuals well aware of the versatility and malleability of recorded sound. The group continued to …

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The Disco Biscuits: Baking Through The Night

The Disco Biscuits, like all groups with life spans longer than five years, have gone through numerous changes their career—some for the better, some for the worse. Sure, some ideas could have been constructed a bit better, sometimes the execution wasn’t exactly what you would call flawless, but you have …

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Interview with Tim & Eric: Bizarre, But Beautiful, Right?

After premiering in February of 2007, Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job! has far surpassed the expectations of most, becoming a cult hit on Adult Swim’s late night run with five seasons of barely-11 minute long episodes consisting of absurdist sketches, at times bordering on surreal. The show’s quirky …

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Interview with Dax Riggs: The Ghost & His Guitar

I recall a little while ago, while venturing down the streets of San Salvador, El Salvador, a friend of mine told me that she didn’t put all that much faith in science or how science explains our universe. “I feel like it’s just the way of explaining things that has …

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Interview with Spiritualized: From Space Into The Spirit

About 20 years ago, J. Spaceman a.k.a. Jason Pierce split from Spacemen 3 to from Spiritualized. While the two groups were equally matched in creativity and experimentation, Spiritualized’s sound over the course of time began to explore the roughly hewn edges of American Gospel and Blues music, leading to the …

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Interview with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Up From The Desert, Into The Waves

I find myself quite often guilty of nostalgia for times which I myself never experienced, especially the 1960s. Love beads and rainbows and the days when rock and roll was young and fresh-faced—certainly, I’m romanticizing, but that’s the beauty of trying to remember things that never actually happened to you—you …

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Interview with Widespread Panic: Shut Up And Drive

Trucks have always fascinated me. I remember when I was a little boy, I loved playing with toy trucks (I had a huge collection). And now as I’ve gotten older and my mind has somewhat matured through various means of education and experience, the truck still fascinates me, not so …

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