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KYOSi

KYOSi

We’re always on the lookout for promising artists even as want to honor the seasoned veterans by sharing their stories. One indie pop artist who has grabbed our attention in recent days is KYOSi, an artist based in NYC who has worked with Richie Beretta (Diplo) on past tracks. Check out her newest song “Just Lines” below […]

Wolkoff

Wolkoff

Stereo Subversion: How have the tour dates with Jesse R. Berlin been lately? What’s made that a good pairing? Joanie Wolkoff: Some say that Jesse R. Berlin and I found a each other through a Russian Roulette syndicate. I’m not going to confirm or deny that, but I will say that physically dragging him out […]

Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks

It’s the comfort conveyed by Robbie Fulks that’s most striking. The highly regarded songwriter is comfortable right where he is — with his craftsmanship, with his age, with his influence, with his vocation. It’s a rare quality that permeates nearly every answer in our recent conversation to highlight his latest album, Upland Stories. Stereo Subversion: First of […]

Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers

It’s easy to chart the artistic growth of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. Like pencil marks on a door frame in a family home, the man behind Choir of Young Believers has given his fans new heights to appreciate with each new release. Four years after the release of Rhine Gold, Jannis has now delivered his most expansive album to […]

Radical Face

Radical Face

It began with a literary spark. Novels like East of Eden, which explore the effects of choices and events over the course of several generations, gave Ben Cooper the musical inspiration he needed. At that point, the man behind Radical Face set out on a journey to document the lives of his own family tree. […]

Hidden Hospitals

Hidden Hospitals

Dave Raymond has moved beyond the Surface Tension, which bodes well for Hidden Hospitals‘ future. But there’s plenty to enjoy in the present if you’ve yet to listen to the band’s latest album. Hidden Hospitals is ready to head out a spring run of tour dates to support the album, but if you’re lucky you might […]

POP ETC

POP ETC

POP ETC have found themselves. It took some typical band hurdles (line-up shifts, name changes) and some atypical (tiring global tours with acts like The Black Keys), but Chris Chu says the trio have found their sound and their stride. With recent tours with The Wombats and Oh Wonder, the trio is carving out a […]

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams is glad to be on the tail end of things. Despite the new release of his self-titled debut here in the U.S. (Dead Oceans), it’s been a long couple of years for the alt-country artist from a small coastal town in New Zealand. Success came early for Williams as front man for The Unfaithful ways, […]

Immersion

Immersion

To explain it is to complicate it. When Malka Spigel (Minimal Compact) or Colin Newman (Wire) even attempt to put into words the natural ease and organic flow of their collaborative work as Immersion, it’s a progression of stammered phrases and consistent interruptions. It makes sense. How does one explain that the music simply arrives? Analogue Creatures is Immersion’s first release since […]

Kaki King

Kaki King

“I am the fucking influence.” In our pre-interview conversation, I’d asked Kaki King about her not-so-memorable experiences with press, specifically the questions that are most frustrating to her. After a few examples, the least favorite moments, she said, included writers who failed to do their homework. The giveaway? “So who are your influences?” Hence the […]