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."
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.
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.
Exclusive Album Premiere: ‘You Will Eventually Be Forgotten,’ Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
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.
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.