The indie-rock vets talk about streaming music’s stimulus overload, the radio’s disappointing lack of cool, weird guitar music, and their new record.
With his collaborative new album Planetarium out soon, the sage singer-songwriter talks about the attack on common sense, dealing with personal dread, and retaining dignity in an undignified era.
As the New York City duo play their final shows, they talk about what’s changed, what’s next, and what it was like being at the forefront of pop getting hip to indie.
El-P and Killer Mike talk about the pursuit of hope, liberty, and rap glory in the Trump era.
The Canadian duo talk about throwing out their own rulebook for new album Near to the Wild Heart of Life, which finds them opening up both musically and lyrically.
The pianist and saxophone player talk about how their bond goes beyond music and the issues they have faced as pioneering Indian Americans finding their way in jazz.
Inspired by the galvanizing work of Kendrick Lamar and others, the producer’s new album Sirens mixes the political and the personal into an eclectic statement of purpose.
After using her art to open the world’s eyes, M.I.A. has finally reached a sense of peace. But that doesn’t mean she’s through speaking her mind.
Following the musical iconoclast’s death at age 78—an in-depth conversation from 2002 that includes tales of dangerous old New York, what it meant to be a radical artist in the Vietnam era, and that time someone threw an ax at him onstage.
The sample-crazed DJ crew talk about why it took them so damn long to come out with their new album, Wildflower, and the anti-establishment undercurrent that runs through the record.
Talking with the musical virtuoso about his ambitious new album, which weaves politics, personal history, and poignant nostalgia into a sound that’s both singular and inclusive.
With his first new album in seven years out soon, the R&B survivor opens up about moving past family trauma and shame, and how it feels to be a 43-year-old bachelor singing songs of everlasting romance.
Following the release of his third album, the singer talks about collaborating with Frank Ocean, showing up late for a meeting with Kanye, and moving past the gloom that has defined him thus far.
Natasha Khan talks about the perils of modern romance and the tragic tale that propels her upcoming fourth album, The Bride.
The iconoclastic artist talks about her politically-minded new electronic album, being deeply disappointed with the Obama presidency, and taking part in a system that doesn’t have humanity’s best interests at heart.
A peek into the life of Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline, whose music pinpoints minute details that can conjure monumental rushes of memory and emotion.
As the soul great's 1976 boudoir masterpiece turns 40, producer and co-writer Leon Ware talks about how one of the sexiest albums in music history came to be.
Following the release of her new album, which molds funk, art-rock, and jazz into a kinetic whole, Esperanza Spalding talks to Alex Frank about her exploratory alter ego, what it means to be a jazz musician now, and the genius of Joni Mitchell.