An Interview With The Devil Wears Prada: Existence Precedes Essence

When I reach lead singer Mike Hranica at his home in Chicago, we are 18 days out from kick-off for The Devil Wears Prada’s two-leg Rise Up Tour, co-headlined by Memphis May Fire with support from Like Moths To Flames, post-hardcore band Silverstein jumping on for a couple of the …

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Lifting The Curtain: An Interview With Coheed And Cambria

In high school, our creative writing teacher tasked the class with a writing assignment that called for taking a choice song lyric and creating a fictional narrative. Using the example of “Your hair is everywhere,” pulled from teen-heartthrob songwriter Chris Carrabba aka Dashboard Confessional’s breakout song “Screaming Infidelities” (showing my …

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Waste Not, Want Not: An Interview With Of Montreal

With their latest, swirling album Innocence Reaches, Of Montreal has a prolific 14-record catalog of psych pop-inspired ’60s paisley sound schemes and the music scene pegged on New York in the ’70s. The follow-up to 2015’s Aureate Gloom, which dealt with themes related to founder and frontman Kevin …

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An Interview With The Fall of Troy: Abstract Interplay

Let 2016 be known as the Year of the Reunion. Coming out of what had been thought to be permanent hiatus, genre-defining acts of our time have felt the pull of that had brought them together and answered to gravity. Like chemistry or a divine alchemy, the volatile particles of …

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An Interview with Marianas Trench: The Intimacy and the Ecstasy

It’s no coincidence that Canadian pop rock quartet Marianas Trench will soon be stopping by on their American SPF 80s tour just as the true Jersey heat is settling in. Founded in 2001 by the son of a vocal coach and recording studio owner, Josh Ramsey (lead vocals, rhythm guitar …

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The Original Animal: An Interview with Eric Burdon

It’s interesting that we tend to associate a band’s sound, look, even, with its lead vocalist. Sure, the “frontman” is right in front. They are the band member the eye is drawn to. Above the percussion, playing with the guitar, trading off with synth, their pipes are glue filling in …

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An Interview with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration: Patience Is A Virtue

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Frank Iero has the kind of speaking voice you can hear grinning through the phone. There’s a lilt that sometimes punctuates the conversation with a sort chuckle that seems to belong there as much as much as an em-dash or an ellipsis would. His answers to …

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Letting Go Of The Wheel: An Interview with mewithoutYou

MewithoutYou, stylized as mewithoutYou, is a five-piece rock band hailing from Philadelphia, PA. The first song of theirs I ever heard is called “Disaster Tourism,” which comes off of their second full-length album, Catch For Us The Foxes. Off the same album, the second song of theirs I ever heard …

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An Interview with Into It. Over It.: Opening Up

Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss is running a little late for our phone interview, but with what little time he has off these days, who can blame him? A week out from a fairly aggressive 31-date spring tour for the US and UK with barely any breaks, Into It. …

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An Interview with Underoath: Answered Prayers

 

When there is a question of what legacy the Millennial generation leaves music, Underoath comes to mind. Directly associated with nearly every post-hardcore, metal, emo, and indie scene in the early ’00s, Underoath, with their juxtaposition of clean and carnal vocals, play on melody and rhythm, lyrical anguish, and …

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