Album Review – HAIM – Something to Tell You (Polydor)

HAIM were an unexpected delight in 2013 with their debut album, Days Are Gone. That album was an unabashed love letter to rock music of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, with HAIM being able to up the ante by incorporating vocal effects, synthesizers, and electronic drums into the …

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Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

 

Only Paul Weller could create an album like A Kind Revolution—so stylistically rich and diverse, yet still be able to pull it off. Though, if you think about it, there shouldn’t be much surprise at all—style is what the man they call “The Modfather” does best, ever since …

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Johnny Marr: The Messenger

It took 30-odd years to see through, but The Messenger is former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr’s first solo album. Written and produced by Marr himself, it is the first of his many recordings to express solely his own musical vision, after working recently with Modest Mouse and of course, after …

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Interview with Billy Graziadei from Biohazard: The Rebirth Of Biohazard

I recently spoke with Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei about his band’s new album, Reborn In Defiance, and together, we talked at length on many topics, from how the sudden departure of bassist/co-vocalist Evan Seinfeld made him feel, to the fight against conformity that unifies underground music. Billy is the real …

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Interview with Brian Wheat from Tesla: Fortunate Sons

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tesla bassist Brian Wheat about their latest record, Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions. The album is a potpourri of Tesla nuggets recorded acoustically in the studio, and the release of the album coincides with the 20th anniversary of their highly …

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Interview with Matt from Matt & Kim: D.I.Y. Cute

They’ve probably heard this said about them a million times, but Matt and Kim are just so goddamn cute. I mean, just take one look at them—tell me you don’t look at the fresh-faced couple and think, “Man, I have never seen such an adorable couple before in my entire …

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Meeting Across The River: The Strange Saga Of The Occupy Wall Street Movement

All photos by Eric Berkow

The history of what was intended to be the peaceful protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street is hazy at best. But by most accounts, the protests—which began on Sept. 17, in Zuccotti Park, the privately owned but publicly accessible park in Lower Manhattan—had not …

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Interview with Adrian Utley from Portishead: Curators Of Cool

Portishead is not the kind of band that does things in the typical sort of way. They don’t put a record out every two to three years, nor are they on an endless touring cycle. But in between the lengthy moments of silence, which at points in their career have …

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Interview with Nick Harmer from Death Cab For Cutie: Vibes Transcending

The process of making records can take a considerable amount of time. Providing insight into how his band ticks, Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer shares with me that Death Cab has a “very collaborative process, and it does take time,” and how they’re “kind of on a three-year …

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Interview with Pete Yorn: Ten Years Down The Road

Pete Yorn is a California man, make no mistake about it. The sound of his laid-back speaking voice can be described as surfer-esque. But the singer-songwriter with Jersey roots is in New York City, as we speak via phone, during a chilly week in which Yorn has come out to …

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