Interview with Paper Lions

Hi guys!  It’s been a sweet ride for you as Paper Lions, with your new album, My Friends, released on August 20th and a North American tour that kicked off that same day.  What has this in between time been like for you?  Were you waiting, anticipating, or was there tons of stuff to do before your album dropped? I think we've all been doing a … [Read more...]

Q&A with Metal Mother

Hello Taara!  I’m really enjoying your latest album, Ionika.  You know, I’ve heard *about* you for a while, but only recently checked out your music.  Boy, I’ve been missing out!  I’m enchanted by your sometimes otherworldly vocals and spacious synthscapes.  What has the release of your sophomore album been like for you? Hello! Thank you! The … [Read more...]

Mickey Hart Band – Superorganism

Mickey Hart, drummer extraordinaire of the Grateful Dead, kicks it old school and new on his latest album Superorganism, collaborating with such talents as fellow Grateful Dead member Robert Hunter (lyricist), Sikiru Adepoju (percussionist), Crystal Monee Hall (singer), Joe Bagale (singer and multi-instrumentalist), Greg Schutte (drummer), Gawain … [Read more...]

Q&A with The Cannanes

Hello Frances!  It’s so good to be able to touch base with you about your recent Small Batch EP and catch up on how you and Stephen are doing.  You’ve been going at it for a long while, first forming The Cannanes in 1984 and then segueing through various incarnations of the band to your current duo status.  What was the spark that ignited your … [Read more...]

Interview with Madison

Hey there, Madison!  It sure is a treat to touch base with you about your latest EP, the catchy-as-all-get-out We’ve Been Nothing, which came out in early February.  It’s the 2nd of a run of 4 EPs that you’re releasing.  What’s the vibe like for you now and when are the 3rd and 4th EPs due?  For EP #3 the vibe is very happy, very FUN FUN FUN, … [Read more...]

Q&A with Lost Animal

Aloha Jarrod!  Hardly Art released your debut album, Ex Tropical, in the U.S in late January.  Although Lost Animal is your project, you collaborated with Shags Chamberlain, as well as producer John Lee, on your album.  Do you consider Lost Animal to be a duo (or more) or a solo project with ever-changing contributors? It's a solo project with … [Read more...]

Graph Rabbit – Snowblind videos

Graph Rabbit, a duo comprised of Brooklyn-based artist Austin Donohue and Shy Kedmi (with an assist from producer Allen Farmelo) released Snowblind on its own label, Butterscotch Records, in October 2012.    Anyone pining for a mellowed out Thom Yorke or a toned down Jonsi will find a blissful sonic and vocal utopia on this subtly wondrous beauty … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 2 Albums and 2 EPs

 Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – You Are Everything Call it music and words; call it magic.  Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy’s third and final album together is everything their collaboration stands for.  The alchemy that exists between the two artists is palpable, and where separately each is mighty (re)fine(d), when combined, their sonic … [Read more...]

D E N A – “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”

The titular refrain of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” aims straight for the brain where it will remain as the feel-good mantra of the summer.  Berlin-based Bulgarian and international sensation D E N A, AKA Dena Todorova, has two previous songs to her name, “Games” and “Boyfriend”, and has just released her 4th song, “Thin Rope” while … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #4

Metal Mother – Ionika Taara Tati, the creative visionary behind Metal Mother, released her sophomore album, Ionika, on her own record label, Post Primal, in mid-April.  Her moniker ‘Metal Mother’ is misleading on the surface because the word ‘metal’ doesn’t refer to a music genre, but instead refers to the strength it takes to be a maternal life … [Read more...]