Alternately called spooky and melancholy, the Black Heart Procession really like to have fun just as much as the next guys, even if that doesn't always come across in their music. Marcel Feldmar spoke with Tobias and Pall, and found out they aren't ready for the grave yet, after all.
Frontman Courtney Taylor and keyboardist Zia McCabe tell Gail Worley more tales about their new record, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, their "revolution or die" theory, and pitch a Dandy Warhols animated series.
From his teen days in Squirrel Bait through stints with Slint and Gastr Del Sol and on to his solo work for Drag City, David Grubbs has long been an innovator in music. Nirav Soni spoke with Grubbs about improvisation, collaborations, Indian music, and the Beach Boys.
Did you know that back in the day, the Marvelous 3's Butch Walker was an ad rep for Ink 19? It's true! But now he's the frontman for the popular Atlanta-based rockers, and is sharing his philosophy on rock n' roll in the Information Age with Andrea Thompson.
Think the Cherry Poppin' Daddies are all about the swing thing? Not so, says singer Steve Perry. As he tells Jason Feifer, the band is not only more diverse musically than that, they're also more interested in spreading a message beyond the usual hipster daddy-o-isms.
Lots of artists like to go into the studio to play with all the high-tech toys, but Self went in to record their new album on actual toys! Matt Mahaffey reveals the secrets of Gizmodgery to Bryan Tilford.
Tristeza create beautiful, lush soundscapes, using jazzy tempos and undestated guitars to create a deam-like atmosphere. Marcel Feldmar met with Jimmy LaValle and Luis Hermosillo to find out how they do it.
Dillinger Four are one of the most respected and popular bands on the underground punk scene today. But are they big enough to take on the Almighty Himself? Sean Carswell asked guitarist Erik how the band fares on its new album, Versus God.
Combining a simple, stripped-down sound with sterling production techniques, White Hassle are a different beast than Marcellus Hall and Dave Varenka's other project, Railroad Jerk, entirely. Ian Koss caught up with Hall to discuss the differences between the two projects, interesting day jobs, and their new EP, Life is Still Sweet.
One of the most interesting new labels on the indie pop scene is the New Hampshire-based Red Carpet Ring. Randall Stephens talked with label founder Paul Vittum to find out what's new at the home of such bands as the Princeton Reverbs Colonial, My Place in Space, and Fablefactory.