Scott Interrante currently pursuing a master's degree in musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender and genre in contemporary pop music. He is the host of the Pop Unmuted podcast.
A Song Can Be About Anything: An Interview with Dan Wilson | 27 Jan 2015 // 8:20 PM
In 2014, former Semisonic frontman and "Someone Like You" scribe Dan Wilson released a solo album, re-released his pre-Semisonic band Trip Shakespeare's albums, and challenged his fans about the fact that a song, in fact, can be about anything.
The Legends We Were Meant to Be: An Interview with Sondre Lerche | 22 Sep 2014 // 8:14 PM
Sondre Lerche dealt with a difficult divorce going into the sessions for his latest album, Please, but it's the greatest thing he's ever done, and tells us about the saxophone solo that may have changed his life (yes, it's on the record).
Toy Soldiers: The Maybe Boys | 2 Dec 2013 // 4:30 AM
The Americana rockabilly sensibility of Toy Soldiers' The Maybe Boys instantly transports you to an old barn that has been converted to a dance bar where you've already had a few too many drinks. Recorded "mostly live," the album feels more like a party you're enjoying than a collection of songs you're listening to, which is certainly not a bad thing.
The 1975: The 1975 | 14 Oct 2013 // 8:02 PM
With emo melodies dressed up in disco guitar grooves and '80s rock reverb, the 1975's self-titled album makes for one of the year's most compelling, if flawed, debuts of the year.
Pop Unmuted Podcast: Brian Wilson's 'No Pier Pressure' and Veteran Pop Artists | 27 Apr 2015 // 4:00 AM
The latest installment of Pop Unmuted talks about pop artists who are far into their careers, starting with the latest Brian Wilson album. No Pier Pressure.
K-Pop Roundup - March 2015: Back to the Garden of Eden | 6 Apr 2015 // 2:56 AM
March was dominated by great K-pop tracks from female artists, rookie groups, and veterans alike.