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My Firsts: Ora the Molecule

Aug 18, 2021 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Ora the Molecule.
The Avalanches on “We Will Always Love You”

Aug 09, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

The Avalanches had their audience prepared to wait another decade for their next album. The Australian group’s Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi surprised everyone with the relatively quick arrival of their third album, We Will Always Love You, only four years after its predecessor, Wildflower, which took four times as long to be released after the group’s critically and commercially acclaimed debut album, Since I Left You in 2000.
Future Islands on “As Long As You Are”

Aug 06, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When one mentions Baltimore synth dynamos Future Islands, the first word that springs to mind isn’t exactly “restraint.”
This Is the Kit on “Off Off On”

Aug 05, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

If timing is in fact everything, This Is the Kit’s Kate Stables has got it in spades. 
Deep Sea Diver on “Impossible Weight”

Aug 04, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Jessica Dobson began learning piano at six years old but her real light bulb moment came when she discovered a different instrument. “When I got the guitar it was like everything else in the world fell away, it was just me and that instrument.
Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?” – The Extended Interview

Aug 03, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

It is an unfortunate coincidence that in a year when dancfloors around the world were closed, Jessie Ware produced one of the best dance records in recent memory.
Cults on “Host”

Aug 02, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Cults, the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, have been making music for over 10 years now. With three albums under their belts, the two returned last fall with Host, an album unlike anything they’ve put out thus far.
Self-Portrait: Yola

Jul 30, 2021 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Yola.
LUMP – Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay on Their New Album “Animal”

Jul 29, 2021 Web Exclusive

Like a fading memory revived and now vibrant, a haunting dream brought to life, or a newly legible passage in your notebook that had long been scribbled over, the music of LUMP sounds like secrets arising from your subconscious. This suits the idiosyncratic writing process that singer Laura Marling—an acclaimed folk solo star—adopted for this side-project with Mike Lindsay, famed for his acid folk band Tunng