New Canyons return after eight years with a third album of gloomy dream pop, hip-hop historian Darrell “Artistic” Roberts interviews 1980s MC Mello D, and more.
Volutus Records has a busy pandemic, Fat Night drop an album that would’ve been perfect for a normal summer, and more.
Triad Radio, Chicago’s pioneering experiment in commercial free-form radio, left the airwaves in 1977. Now longtime program director Saul Smaizys is moving its archives online.
Silkworm veteran Tim Midyett finally drops the first Mint Mile full-length, Steve Reidell of Air Credits almost remakes the 1980 Genesis album Duke, and more.
These days, record nerds seem keen to categorize the sounds of the past in newly minted genres such as “proto-metal,” “acid folk,” and “pastoral prog.” The terminally unhip Genesis—and especially their groundbreaking 1973 classic, Selling England by the Pound—might fit into any of these categories. No matter how anyone describes it, the album is one […]
Polite but excruciatingly thorough Canadian music interviewer Nardwuar likes to bring his subjects gifts inspired by obscure details of their lives. During his September 2018 interview with Miami MC Denzel Curry, the rapper got so flummoxed by the hyperspecific questions that he asked if Nardwuar was with the feds—but when Nardwuar handed him a cassette […]
Current musical obsessions of Ne-Hi guitarist Jason Balla, Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Also discussed: the genius of John Steinbeck, the eternal human battle between good and evil, and the challenges of adapting an 800-page novel for the stage.
A typically eclectic program with rock covers, music in just intonation, and help from Glenn Kotche and Gyan Riley
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is immersed in Judaic literature.
Notable films that never made it to screen
Current musical obsessions of Cave’s Cooper Crain and Scott McGaughey of Chandeliers
Michael Shannon stars in Simpatico, a death struggle disguised as a comedy.
Hollywood Holt produces Beyonce and Andre 3000, Fielded shares a track, and more
“The Carpet Crawlers” is an excellent pop-prog classic from Genesis