Interview with Monks of Mellonwah

Monks of Mellonwah

It's so great to touch base with you about your new tuneful alt-rock EP titled Disconnect, your past recordings, and your future plans as Monks of Mellonwah. First off, can you please list who's in the band, what instruments you play, and what your mood is like at this moment? Joe de la Hoyde: Thank you so much for having us!  Monks of Mellonwah … [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Gardener

Ray Dickaty, left; Mark Gardener, right - Photo Credit: Pawel Jozwiak

During the past year, you’ve been involved in the Pure Phase Ensemble music project which is overseen by Ray Dickaty and includes some top talent from Poland.  You are part of the 4th iteration of the project, where each year a new co-director is invited to lead an ensemble of artists.  Who contacted you to join Pure Phase Ensemble 4?  Anna … [Read more...]

Interview with Janet Beveridge Bean (Eleventh Dream Day)

EDD (left-to-right: Jim Elkington, Rick Rizzo, Doug McCombs, Mark Greenberg and Janet Beveridge Bean)

Eleventh Dream Day have certainly been no strangers to these pages over the last twelve or so years - for which this writer makes no apologies.  As a quintessential gang of underground rock survivors, the Chicagoans should by rights always be mentioned in the same breath as Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo when it comes to carving out a consistent, … [Read more...]

Interview with Forevr


Hiya Sam!  I just found out about your swooningly beautiful shoegaze/noise-rock debut EP Demonstration, which is out now.  Where is it available and in what formats? Demonstration is available at our Bandcamp for a name-your-price download, and on CD and gold cassette tape. You and Donovan, who is the other half of Forevr, are both natives of … [Read more...]

Interview with Maff


Hi guys!  Wow, I’m really enjoying the massive, abrasive distorted guitar sound that runs through many of the songs on your new self-titled EP.  Before we go into EP details, can you please list who’s in the band, what instruments you play, and when you all got together as Maff? Hi Jen!  First of all, thanks for this interview; we really … [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Maze


Hi Mark!  It’s such a joy to touch base with you about your recent album Uncomfortable Truths, which you released this past January, and to find out more about you and your music.  What are the vibes like for you at the moment? It’s all happening and I am genuinely really happy with how the EP has been received. When you are creating, you are so … [Read more...]

Interview with Nick de la Hoyde

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Hey there, Nick!  It’s so cool to get the chance to touch base with you and find out what you’re up to these days.  I’m smitten with your single “The Longest Way” and wanted to see what you have planned for the rest of 2015.  Will you be dropping a debut album anytime soon?  Or more singles or an EP? Hey Jen, I am really glad you liked my single … [Read more...]

Interview with 1984


Salut Etienne!  It’s a joy to be chatting with and to find out the latest about your band 1984.  You recently released an engaging EP titled Night Phases.  How does it differ in theme and tone from your last album Influenza, which was feverish and infectious (both in a good way!)? Hi Jen!  Our EP differs quite a lot from Influenza. You're right; … [Read more...]

Interview with I, Us & We


Hello Jordan, Evan, and Aaron.  What are the vibes like now just after the release of your alluring synth-pop/dream-pop EP Mono? The vibe for us at all times is creativity and forward motion.  As much as we love and are proud of what we have accomplished already with Mono, we are already working on our next piece to present. I’ve read your … [Read more...]

Interview with Pompeii


Hi guys!  It’s great to hear from you and to find out how it’s all going for the imminent release of your third album LOOM after a 5-year hiatus.  First off, who is in the band and what instruments do you play? EJ: Erik Johnson - guitars & keys CB: Colin Butler - bass & percussion RD: Rob Davidson - drums Dean Stafford - vox … [Read more...]