Sound Affects

May 2017

On a Bang: An Interview with Biffy Clyro

As they Scot-rockers try and make more and more inroads Stateside, the value of the struggle isn't lost on a group releasing their seventh full-length.


The Second Time Around: An Interview with Tuxedo

With soul-pop vocalist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One makin' sexy lounge-funk music, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Future and Drake are coppin' tracks from the side-project.


John Moreland’s Feeling Some Big Bad Luv

With a voice like early Springsteen and lyrics that put this Tulsa songwriter right up there with the Boss, John Moreland’s new album, Big Bad Luv, is gonna make your sad bastard ass get up and dance.


April 2017

Person You’d Be Proud of: An Interview With Cataldo

Time to put away the Ben Gibbard comparisons, even as Gibbard himself ended up DJ'ing the record release party for Cataldo's fifth indie-pop opus.


Keeping Dry Under Storm Clouds: An Interview with Sleaford Mods

When asked what can help counteract the worldwide growth of xenophobia and racism, Sleaford Mods' singer Jason Williamson states simply, "I think it's empathy, innit?"


Life Savers: Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’

Twenty-five years later, Ten allows me to touch a darkness that will forever define who I am.


March 2017

20 Questions: Beans

The prolific ex-Antipop Consortium rapper is releasing three full-length albums and his debut novel on the same day, and shares his loves and influences in depth with PopMatters.


Drug of Voice: Jack Savoretti’s Latest Work Ruptures With Jovian Emotion

Jack Savoretti's Sleep No More showcases what is arguably his most distinctive feature: his sweet and deadly singing pipes.


“If I Was a Studio Rat”: An Interview With Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle

With his band's first new album in a decade, Jason Lytle remarks that “my life and career would be so much different if I liked being indoors".


Courtney Granger Dives ‘Beneath Still Waters’

The Pine Leaf Boys Courtney Granger listened to his fans and trusted in his heroes for solo debut.


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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

// Notes from the Road

"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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