Matt Diehl


December 17, 2014

On her debut ep, the soulful vocalist likes her electro-jazz shaken, not stirred.

Charlotte OC

November 20, 2014

The English Chanteuse is here to cast a spell on you.

Shamir Bailey

September 16, 2014

The Las Vegas native is happily pushing the boundaries of genre and gender toward a breakout.

Sky Ferreira

April 1, 2014

When her music didn’t fit tidily into traditional pop genres, the enfant terrible from Venice Beach found her own way in. Now, her sultry voice, anime eyes, new-bohemian chic, and hit record have Sky Ferreira poised to be her generation’s hell-raiser with a heart of gold.

Iggy Azalea

September 26, 2013

Hip-hop’s latest girl-hope is all blond ambition.


June 26, 2013

It’s a NYC trope: boy meets girl; boy and girl form twisted electro-pop duo; pansexual swoon ensues.

Dirty Beaches

June 26, 2013

Alex Hungtai makes music that’s like a soundtrack to his life, if his life were directed by David Lynch.

Hanni El Khatib

May 16, 2013

With help from the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the Cali rocker gets semiotic-sexy on his eclectic sophomore album.

Mikky Ekko

April 4, 2013

This year, a star was born onstage at the Grammys. As Rihanna performed her single “Stay”—an uncharacteristically plaintive ballad about a fractured relationship—a mysterious figure in a knit cap emerged out of the shadows to sing the second verse in a ghostly falsetto: 27-year-old Mikky Ekko, the co-composer of the song and a budding pop star in his own right.

Toro y Moi

February 14, 2013

Chaz Bundick describes beginning work on Anything in Return (Carpark), his transcendent third album under the moniker Toro y Moi, as feeling like he was about to undertake “an experiment with myself.”

Ex Cops

January 19, 2013

Art-rocky Brooklynites steal only from New York’s finest.

Christopher Owens

January 15, 2013

After abruptyl bailding on his fawned-over indie-rock outfit, Girls, last summer, singer-songwriter Christopher Owens has emerged with his first solo record: a sweeping, wistful concept album about his fleeting romance with a French woman named Lysandre. Those French girls will get you every time.

Buke and Gase

November 29, 2012

The sublime ragged glory of the Brooklyn duo’s makeshift rock.

Toro Y Moi

October 9, 2012

“I was trying to make a pop record,” explains Chaz Bundick of Anything In Return, his forthcoming third album under the name Toro Y Moi. That’s not so shocking a confession from the 25-year-old musician-producer—except for the fact that Toro Y Moi helped pioneer yesteryear’s indier-than-thou chillwave movement.

Maria Minerva

August 24, 2012

The tale of an Estonian-born singer and her art-damaged disco

Joey Bada$$

August 24, 2012

It has been a while since brooklyn produced a teenage rapper with this kind of brand equity

Fiona Apple

June 4, 2012

In an era when pop-star confession was more than just a social-media engagement strategy, Fiona Apple had the market cornered on tortured soul-baring. Now, with her first album in seven years, she’s back—older and wiser, but still very much in control of her brand

Best Coast

May 31, 2012

“I became a little bit more rebellious,” says 25-year-old Bethany Cosentino of her band Best Coast’s new album, The Only Place (Mexican Summer), the follow-up to the L.A.-based duo’s critically acclaimed 2010 debut, Crazy For You. “With our last record, everyone wanted to know who the songs were about or how much I loved my cat. This one is more, ‘Are you okay?’ “

Remembering Adam Yauch

May 4, 2012

Dimitri Ehrlich and Matt Diehl remember Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at age 47. Both Ehrlich and Diehl have interviewed Yauch (or MCA) for Interview several times over the years.

Emeli Sande

May 3, 2012

The U.K.’s latest R&B minx isn’t all nonstop soul-pop.