Hilary Hughes

Hooray for Earth’s Untitled Future

January 31, 2013

Noel Heroux is sitting in his car on street cleaning day when we call him to talk about what’s going on with Hooray For Earth.

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Waking World,’ El Sportivo & the Blooz

January 14, 2013

Fitting with the lap steel licks and country undercurrent of the latest from El Sportivo & the Blooz, the cinematic interpretation of “Waking World” is a four-minute modern Western that takes on a magically surreal twist at the end.

The Untameable Sallie Ford

January 10, 2013

When it comes to the perfect live show, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside bank on brutal honesty, rambunctious noise, and keeping the crowd on their tapping toes—and Ford will be the first person to tell you that.

Around the World in 80 Days with Metz

December 19, 2012

Punk, noise, straight-up loud: some blunt adjectives have been put to work trying to peg down the genre Metz belongs to, but as long as the description is remotely on the ball when it comes to putting their sound into words, the Toronto quartet’s content.

Anais in Wilderland

December 3, 2012

When we call up Anaïs Mitchell to talk about the year she’s had and the riveting prospects of the one ahead, the folk bard is freezing her butt off at a breakfast joint in Portland, Maine.

Kate Nash, Fangirl

November 20, 2012

Prague, pretty dresses, bass, Quentin Tarantino, swearwords, catchy riffs, lo-fi, hot pink, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: these are a few of Kate Nash’s favorite things at present, and they’ve all had a hand in the astonishing (and creative) year she’s had.

Paul Banks, Honestly

November 13, 2012

“I just try to do honest work that feels right with the band, and honest work that feels right when I work alone,” Paul Banks says, discussing the differences in creative process between his Interpol days and his independent work before sound-check at a Chicago rock club.

The Reanimation of The Luyas

November 2, 2012

Between the Presidential election and Hurricane Sandy, New York City is having a tough go of it when it comes to keeping a date with The Luyas. As the Montreal rockers prepared for their upcoming tour behind their recently released third album, The Animator, they took a second look at their American dates and noticed that they had a show scheduled on election night.

Solid Gold’s Saturn Complex

October 23, 2012

Solid Gold—a.k.a. Zach Coulter, Adam Hurlbut and Matt Locher—moved from Madison, WI to Minneapolis before recording its first full-length album, 2008’s Bodies of Water. Though they formed in 2002, Solid Gold counts Bodies of Water and Eat Your Young, out today, as the only LPs to its name.