Thom Yorke imagined our current Trump-addled digital hellscape 20 years ago.
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.
For Fucked Up, the concept of legacy isn’t just about creating a body of work for future generations to discover—it’s also about nurturing artists and scenes in their native Toronto. By Stuart Berman.
With the '90s sketch-comedy cult classic "Mr. Show" celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, co-star David Cross retraces its most memorable musical parodies. By Stuart Berman.
For nearly 50 years, brothers Russell and Ron Mael have made a sport of crashing the zeitgeist, producing brilliantly skewed songs that both revel in and poke fun at pop convention. Stuart Berman details their career and offers a playlist of highlights.
With a vinyl rarities series on the way, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg fondly reminisce about the band’s shambolic early days and consider the likelihood of a brand new Pavement album. By Stuart Berman.
This French artist’s work is marked by a live-wire energy that's often on the verge of chaos. She talks to Stuart Berman about her dicey relationship with creative partner Ariel Pink and her nervy new album, which recalls ‘80s outcasts like the Cure.
After spending much of the ‘80s and ‘90s gleefully blowing up rock orthodoxy, Faith No More are back with their first album in 18 years. Stuart Berman talks to them about going DIY for the new record and why they don't like being called a metal band.
Stuart Berman details how one era-defining classic—Elastica’s Britpop-bombing 1995 debut—spawned another: M.I.A.’s Arular, which turns 10 this year.
The indie figurehead reflects upon the music of his life: schoolyard sing-alongs to Donny Osmond; begrudgingly falling for Lionel Richie's featherlight soul; Public Enemy's cataclysmic noise; and the eternal allure of Nina Simone. By Stuart Berman.
We speak to Steve Knopper, chronicler of the decline of the music industry in the excellent new book Appetite for Self-Destruction.
The magisterial King Khan mouths off on the Canadian welfare system, Little Richard, Germany, racism, black metal, having sex with cheese-- pretty much everything except his latest release, The Supreme Genius of King Khan & the Shrines, a Vice Records compilation that collects tracks from obscure singles and mostly European-only releases.