2004: Brand New’s Jesse Lacey talks beginnings of iconic ‘Devil And God’ before its release
There he was, a despondent young man sitting in a crowded bar in lower Manhattan. It was 2004 and the music scene around him was exploding and his band, fresh off of signing with Interscope Records, were heading toward the height of their popularity ...
“This is where we are at now. We’re grown men.”—Mike Kinsella on the evolution of American Football
At this point, when interviewing Mike Kinsella, most people will expect you to ask the 39-year-old American Football frontman about one of two things. The first is what it was like to relaunch his pioneering emo band to unparalleled fanfare, as Kinsella, guitarist Steve Holmes, drummer Steve Lamos and new(-ish) bassist Nate Kinsella did just a few years ago ...
‘I had to get this as perfect as possible’—Q&A with ex-Texas Is The Reason frontman Garrett Klahn
Next week, Garrett Klahn will release his debut solo album and, without question, it’s his best work since coming to prominence with beloved post-hardcore pioneers Texas Is The Reason in the mid-’90s. Filled with heartbreaking acoustic ballads and warm, Sunday morning comedowns, it’s the sound of a grizzled punk vet who can easily recite the track listings of, say, All Things Must Pass, Harvest, D
Why the Good Charlotte reunion matters
Okay, so first thing’s first: You shouldn’t take the title of this article too seriously, because obviously the Good Charlotte reunion matters. How could it not? Tickets for their first show back—which happened last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles—sold out in literally less than a minute. If you're going to bel ...
“You could shoot a gun in the air and hit a great song”—Jawbreaker discuss ’24 Hour Revenge Therapy’
At this point, there isn’t that much you can say about JAWBREAKER’s inhumanly perfect third album that hasn’t already been said before: Released in February 1994, 24 Hour Revenge Therapy was an inspiring document of messy parties and even messier relationships that went on to influence an entire slew of bands you are familiar with if you somehow landed on this website this morning. Foo Fighters co
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Blood
Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood It’s tempting to think this will be the album that finally breaks sometimes-New Pornographer Neko Case into the middle-aged pop market, a place so dull that Norah Jones is its version of a rock star. But ...
Paramore – All We Know
Paramore All We Know Is Falling 	If you caught Paramore on the Taste Of Chaos tour earlier this year, you probably don't need this review to understand just how much they can stand out from their screaming, male rock peers. The mere sight of the band's 16-year-old female vocalist, Hayley Williams, made this point better than we ever could. On the ...
Circa Survive – Juturna
Circa Survive Juturna "Make a sound," insists Circa Survive singer Anthony Green on the second song of the band's debut, Juturna. "Fake it just enough." Now, this is usually the part where we run our reviews through the emo-ban insult machine AP has back in Cleveland, and you eventually end up reading something along the lines of, "Faking it like the Mars Volta-only whit