Interview: Can’t Swim on Their Changing Sound and Refusing To Be Pigeonholed
Today, Can't Swim released "Casey" which is a dramatic change of sound for the band and a sign of what's to come on their December EP. Lead vocalist Chris LoPorto spoke with Michelle about their experimentation, influences, and pushing back against people's expectations.
Interview: Motion City Soundtrack on Their Hiatus and Writing New Music
Motion City Soundtrack wrote some of the best hooks in alternative music and played a huge role in forming the taste of many music fans. However the stress of releasing and touring on 6 albums in 12 years got to be too intense, and in 2016, MCS went on hiatus. After some reunion shows, and a COVID year off, they discuss where things stand.
Artist Interview: Equipment Discuss Their New EP and Surviving 2020
Last year’s Madrigal EP brought Equipment some success with its immediately gripping pop-punk style. Just over a year later, the band is back with a new EP, All You Admire, made up of their four best songs yet. Zac chatted with bandleader Nick Stoup about the EP-writing process.
Interview: Spanish Love Songs
Zac interviewed Spanish Love Songs on their quarantine life, starting a Patreon, and their latest release, Brave Faces Everyone.
Interview: Gulfer Really Feel Like Themselves
Gulfer meld together a melodic but mathy rock with the gripping wail of emo punk, and on their self-titled LP they draw in other influences: the shimmering, distant production aesthetics of shoegaze and the bright electronics they dabbled with on their 2018 record 'Dog Bless'. Jordan spoke to the band about their new record and band life in 2020.
Interview: Sinai Vessel Transcends on ‘Ground Aswim’
Michael spoke with Caleb of Sinai Vessel about the making of their excellent new album 'Ground Aswim,' the evolution of the project, the importance of Big Thief, and more.
Track by Track: Cartalk – ‘Pass Like Pollen’
Cartalk is the solo project of Los Angeles, CA, singer/songwriter Chuck Moore. Like Great Grandpa’s Four of Arrows from last year, Pass Like Pollen is an indie rock juggernaut with one foot in the world of alt-country. Moore joined us to share a track-by-track breakdown of the entire album.
Interview: Shutterings Discuss Their Patchy Take on Math Rock
Luciano spoke with Shutterings about their tendency to toggle between differing styles, making space for each member of the band to contribute their own influence and more ahead of the release of their album 'How to Drown.'
Interview: Kississippi Talks Glittery New Single and Triple Crown Signing
Zoe Reynolds of Kississippi spoke with Michelle about her new single, signing with Triple Crown, embracing her love for pop, and not holding herself back.
Interview: Cayley Spivey is Ready to Embrace Going Solo
Zac spoke with Cayley Spivey about the significance of switching from releasing music under the moniker Small Talks to her own name, how she's maintained communication with fans in a world without touring, and more.
Interview: Movements Hope Fans Are Ready to Grow with Them
Three years after 2017’s Feel Something, the mood is heavier on Movements' new album, but the sentiment is the same: “I feel so fucked / At least I’m feeling,” vocalist Patrick Miranda belts in the opening track. Check out Michelle's discussion with the band about their upcoming LP.
Interview: Knuckle Puck Discuss Their Upcoming LP and Live Streamed Release Show
As 2020 has continued to wreak havoc upon everyone’s plans, Knuckle Puck decided to double down on their instincts and put out an album of poppy, positive pop punk bangers. Michelle spoke with them about the delayed release of the record and their upcoming live streamed release show.