December 17, 2014
On her debut ep, the soulful vocalist likes her electro-jazz shaken, not stirred.
November 20, 2014
The English Chanteuse is here to cast a spell on you.
September 16, 2014
The Las Vegas native is happily pushing the boundaries of genre and gender toward a breakout.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
January 19, 2013
Art-rocky Brooklynites steal only from New York’s finest.
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.
August 24, 2012
The tale of an Estonian-born singer and her art-damaged disco
August 24, 2012
It has been a while since brooklyn produced a teenage rapper with this kind of brand equity
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
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.
May 3, 2012
The U.K.’s latest R&B minx isn’t all nonstop soul-pop.