Interview with TV On The Radio: The Best Shot At Utopia

Brooklyn’s TV On The Radio are back again with Dear Science, another exceptionally remarkable album that is the follow-up to their previous record, Return To Cookie Mountain. Recorded between February and April at Staygold Studios in Brooklyn, Dear Science picks up where Return To Cookie Mountain left off—ducking …

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Interview with Cold War Kids: Taking The Natural Approach

Last month, California’s Cold War Kids returned to the scene with their amazing new album, Loyalty To Loyalty— the follow-up to their 2006 critically acclaimed debut, Robbers & Cowards. Recently, The Aquarian had the opportunity to speak with lead singer and pianist, Nathan Willett.

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Interview with The Futureheads: Breaking Up Time

Barry Hyde, the vocalist and guitarist for The Futureheads, is a touchstone of English charm. It’s been two years since the release of their last record, News & Tributes, and with the release this month of their latest effort, This Is Not The World, Hyde’s enthusiasm boils over …

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The Black Crowes: Warpaint

The Black Crowes have found themselves again on Warpaint, the long-awaited studio release from the Brothers Robinson and family. For a record that seemed all but impossible for The Black Crowes towards the start of this decade, Warpaint gives The Black Crowes finest works a brand- new rival.

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Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

A debut record like Vampire Weekend’s has a lot of stigmas attached to it. Like most bands from New York City, they seemed to have emerged from out of nowhere, and while it appears that they have the wind to their back right now, indie rock is rough terrain. The …

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Interview with The Beastie Boys: Still Mixing It Up

With their latest release The Mix Up being a collection of instrumentals and jams, one wonders what kind of statement, if any, the Beastie Boys—one of the earliest success stories in hip hop culture—are trying to make about the status of hip hop music. “We’ve been getting asked that a …

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Interview with The Mars Volta: Happy Pastors

Terminal 5 is really more like a hangar than it is a terminal. Inside, it’s as cold and gray as the January evening outside. The dark and chilly ambiance is only offset by the countless attendees, all packed in on top of each other throughout the three stacking levels of …

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Wu-Tang Clan: 8 Diagrams

It is commonly recognized how pain and loss can inspire the best art. In the case of Wu-Tang Clan, the loss of Ol’ Dirty Bastard in 2004 was just cause for The RZA—a.k.a. The Abbot, Bobby Digital, Zigzag—to reunite the prolific crew from Shaolin for 8 Diagrams, the first …

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Interview with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: Reckless Risk-Taking Pays Off

Conrad Keely is always keeping busy. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead returned to the area last month and played the Highline Ballroom and the Williamsburg Hall of Music— and the band is, as their MySpace page informs, still “on tour until they die” in support …

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Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

The first time I heard Ryan Adams, I was coming up Ocean Parkway from Gilgo Beach while a friend played Love Is Hell. It wasn’t anything I hadn’t heard before, but the material was rich in both style and substance, and I was instantly hooked. That was in 2005, …

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