November 11, 2014
In considering the two years that have passed since Kindness’ debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, it’s tempting to draw a connection between that title and the opening lyrics of Otherness, his sophomore album: “I felt the world restart; I felt the world begin.”
November 7, 2014
From a secluded cabin in portugal, the lo-fi folk songwriter sends her beautifully airy sound even higher.
October 20, 2014
What’s more romantic: being swept off your feet or planting them firmly on the ground next to the object of your affection?
Chef Enrique Olvera Goes North of the Border
October 14, 2014
The menu at Cosme will adapt Chef Enrique Olvera’s signature style of elevated and reimagined traditional Mexican cuisine to its surroundings: it’s of the utmost importance to Olvera to source his ingredients locally.
Notes from the Field
October 5, 2014
“Field Report” is an anagram of the last name of its frontman, Chris Porterfield. But it’s an apt name anyway for his alt-folk project, whose lyrics are often so closely observed as to feel like notes written on assignment.
Caitlin Moran’s Girl Uninterrupted
October 2, 2014
When we met Caitlin Moran in the “Narnia room” at her publisher’s office in downtown Manhattan to discuss How to Build a Girl, she was dressed not unlike she might have been back in her days as a precocious teenaged music reviewer—flannel shirt, cutoff jeans, tights, and boots—and she immediately swept us into a big hug.
October 1, 2014
The electro duo that scored Ryan Gosling’s heroic cinematic moment debuts a full-length get-down.
September 25, 2014
The worldly singer had a hot single last fall. Now she’s turning it up for her breakout debut.
September 18, 2014
For Spring/Summer 2015, Christopher Kane is pulling strings—literally.
September 18, 2014
The Jonathan Saunders woman arrived into the Spring/Summer 2015 season all wrapped up like a gift.
September 18, 2014
Since the dissolution of LCD Soundsystem in 2011, its erstwhile vocalist and keyboardist Nancy Whang has kept busy: she regularly DJs, guests on tracks by friends Classixx and Shit Robot, and records as one half of electro-disco act the Juan MacLean
Double Tap This
September 15, 2014
Interview has teamed up with our pals at art and design non-profit BOFFO to support â¤ Like, a project conducted entirely through BOFFO’s Instagram (and ours).
Like Dancing About a Radio Show
September 10, 2014
When we went to interview Ira Glass at the New York studio of his phenomenally popular radio show, This American Life, he made a kind gesture midway through his first answer: he pulled the lever on his office chair to bring it down a bit, so we’d be at eye level.
Miranda July Wants You to Love Somebody
August 29, 2014
Leave it to Miranda July, with the support of equally ever-original Miu Miu, to come up with something totally unexpected: Somebody, an app that actually prompts—gasp!—genuine human interaction.
A Stillman in Paris
August 27, 2014
“I feel no anxiety of influence,” explains Whit Stillman—writer, director, chronicler and coiner of the UHB—about his decision to set his new television show, The Cosmopolitans, among a group of young, attractive American expats in Paris.
Merchandise’s End Notes
August 26, 2014
Despite its title, Merchandise’s After the End isn’t an explicitly post-apocalyptic album—except in the sense, maybe, of a personal apocalypse.
August 25, 2014
If your Spotify recommendations have had you doing double takes lately, it’s with good reason: A spate of musicians have, of late, adopted groan-worthy pun homages as their stage names.
Exclusive Album Premiere: ‘You Will Eventually Be Forgotten,’ Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
August 13, 2014
Throughout the 11 songs that comprise the new LP from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, which we’re pleased to premiere in full, quotidian tragedies are properly mourned by Keith Latinen’s keening vocals.
Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘#13,’ AroarA
August 7, 2014
For its debut full-length, the self-described “faux-folk ghost science” duo AroarA (comprised of Broken Social Scene’s Andrew Whiteman and his wife Ariel Engle) found inspiration someplace unexpected: in the work of avant-garde poet Alice Notley.
The Upshot of Adult Jazz
August 6, 2014
Adult Jazz treats traditional pop structure as a starting point to be diverged from as often and as creatively as possible.