Interviews

Q&A: The Prodigy Look Back on the Most Aggressive Career in Electronic History

The first electronic group to have a No. 1 album in America, the Prodigy have been responsible for a far longer and more illustrious career…
By: Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015

Brett Morgen Is Bawling Over ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’

Brett Morgen is exhausted. After spending eight years filming the first official Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, submerging himself in the late Nirvana singer’s memorabilia…
By: Stephanie Dubick / April 24, 2015

Sounwave Details the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Landmark ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Even though it’s been close to a month since Kendrick Lamar released his dense, jazzy opus of a third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, currently…
By: Patrick Bowman / April 24, 2015

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
By: Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Doldrums on Dystopian Influences and Faux-Toronto Slang

Earlier this month, Doldrums released their second full-length album, the post-millennial tension-racked The Air Conditioned Nightmare, named after a Henry Miller story about his distaste…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
By: Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015

Q&A: Mikal Cronin Opens Up (Emotionally and Instrumentally) on ‘MCIII’

The third record from San Francisco-based songwriter Mikal Cronin, the aptly titled MCIII, is an exercise in pushing limits. Moving beyond the garage-pop of 2011’s Mikal…
By: Connor O'Brien / April 22, 2015

Q&A: Nobody Puts Wire in a Corner

Shape-shifting art-punks Wire have no desire to be just any one thing. Best known for their wildly different first three albums, released between 1977 and…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

SPIN 30: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Looks Back on ‘New Wave’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 15, 2015

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch Has No Advice for Anyone

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch isn't an upbeat person. Super-personable, yes, but not very optimistic. "A huge part of any creative process, I think, is being…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2015
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