Interviews

The Tooth Hurts: John Patrick Higgins on Pain and Porcelain

The Tooth Hurts: John Patrick Higgins on Pain and Porcelain

John Patrick Higgins chatters about his newfound porcelain immortality and the tooth hurt endured for his new book, Teeth: An Oral History.

Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny Chats About How ‘Time Is Glass’

Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny Chats About How ‘Time Is Glass’

Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny discusses late 1990s folk, music journalism, his independent publication, and new record Time Is Glass.

Elbow Stay “Guerilla”: An Interview with Guy Garvey

Elbow Stay “Guerilla”: An Interview with Guy Garvey

Weeks after his 50th birthday, Guy Garvey talks about Elbow’s electric new album, their wildest since their 2008 breakthrough The Seldom Seen Kid.

Ratboys Seize ‘The Window’ of Opportunity

Ratboys Seize ‘The Window’ of Opportunity

After breaking through with a lockdown-inspired set of songs, the Ratboys’ “post-country” stylings find a new audience, opening for the Decemberists.

Happiness in Kurdistan: An Interview with ‘Transient Happiness’ Director Sina Muhammed

Happiness in Kurdistan: An Interview with ‘Transient Happiness’ Director Sina Muhammed

Kurdistani filmmaker Sina Muhammed discusses the complex interplay between joy and enduring struggle in his feminist drama, Transient Happiness.

Feeling “Seventeen”, Ruth Moody Goes Solo Again with ‘Wanderer’

Feeling “Seventeen”, Ruth Moody Goes Solo Again with ‘Wanderer’

While the Wailin’ Jennys are still playing their hearts out as three roots wonder women, co-founder Ruth Moody has new music and a special announcement to make.

The Repression of Truth in Michel Franco’s ‘Memory’

The Repression of Truth in Michel Franco’s ‘Memory’

Michel Franco’s Memory explores the premise of entrapment in the context of trauma and dementia and, in its repression of truth, builds to a chilling moment.

A Kind of Beauty: An Interview With Ben Frost

A Kind of Beauty: An Interview With Ben Frost

Ben Frost, Australia’s premiere avant-garde composer, unleashes his first solo album in seven years by returning to the pitch-black metal he loves so dearly.

Gustavo Santaolalla on the Album That Launched His Career

Gustavo Santaolalla on the Album That Launched His Career

Award-winning musician and producer Gustavo Santaolalla is re-releasing a personal instrumental album that was a turning point for his lauded career.

Morphine’s ‘The Night’: A ‘Souvenir’ of a Golden Era

Morphine’s ‘The Night’: A ‘Souvenir’ of a Golden Era

Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley looks back at the alt-rock band’s career and discusses the newly expanded vinyl reissues for The Night and Like Swimming.

Sister Act Larkin Poe Finally Get Some Grammy Love

Sister Act Larkin Poe Finally Get Some Grammy Love

On a “tricky career path” since officially forming Larkin Poe in 2014, see how sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell became the feel-good story of February.

Delta Blues’ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Will Rock Your Soul

Delta Blues’ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Will Rock Your Soul

Blues powerhouse player Christone “Kingfish” Ingram knows how to swing, but at this week’s Extra Innings Festival, he won’t need a baseball bat to prove it.