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 Best K-pop of 2014 | 22 Dec 2014 // 8:10 PM
Due to current events, 2014 was largely a rough year for K-pop. Still, these 15 songs represent the best K-pop had to offer this year, both inside and outside the mainstream.
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.
The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs | 20 May 2015 // 3:00 AM
In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.
K-Pop Roundup April 2015: Boy Band Legends and Girl Band Up-and-Comers | 11 May 2015 // 5:06 AM
Comebacks from two major boy bands and exciting tracks from newer female artists highlighted the month of April for the K-pop genre.