5 years ago | Interviews
"My singing is fluent. Talking is still a long way to go, but my singing is perfect. Listen to me, big-headed." Edwyn Collins' Losing Sleep (Downtown), which gets its stateside release March 22, is the first record the former Orange Juice frontman...
6 years ago | Interviews
The Dutchess and the Duke, a Seattle duo whose sound people like comparing to the very early Rolling Stones, had barely played live when Sub Pop's boutique label Hardly Art offered them a record deal. In the 18 months since their debut She's the D...
Interview: Jay Farrar on Finding Inspiration in Jack Kerouac's Big Sur and Working With Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard6 years ago | Interviews
As a member of Uncle Tupelo, a solo artist, and now, in his second go as the leader of Son Volt, Jay Farrar has written hundreds of songs--and in terms of inspiration and the creative process, he's found that cultivating a bit of eccentricity can ...
7 years ago | Interviews
"Sorry to use the word 'peppy.'" The website for Merge Records says that Bay of Pigs, the new EP from Daniel Bejar's Destroyer which came out on Tuesday, "is an account of the 1961 American invasion of Cuba." That's sort of true--there was a secon...
7 years ago
Park Chan-wook was in New York this month, and he found himself a little disappointed. It was, he says, a great pity that he hadnt found time to attend a performance at Carnegie Hall. Instead, Parks time was busy delivering...
Interview: Sam Rockwell on Moon, Working With David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones, and Not Punching Mickey Rourke7 years ago | Film and TV
"Mickey Rourke and I don't punch each other physically, but we do punch each other in other ways--it's emotional." Sam Rockwell is an actor who's both comfortable propping up bigger stars--he was a supporting player alongside Brad Pitt in The Assa...