A Conversation With…
Scottish label Last Night From Glasgow hit upon an amazing business model, one built on subscriptions and a non-profit ethos. Surprisingly, this model has proven quite successful. We sat down with founder Ian Smith to learn more about his label and how it operates.
On September 11th, 2001, Mercury Rev released All Is Dream, an album many consider to be the band’s magnum opus. Late last year, Cherry Red released a superb 4-CD expanded box set documenting the album’s creation and that era of the band. We sat down with the band’s visionary Jonathan Donahue to discuss the creation of the album, the mindset going into the day of its American release, and the album’s legacy.
We sat down with Matt Saincome, the founder of the hilariously funny website The Hard Times, on the occasion of the release of their first book, The Hard Times: The First 40 Years.
We have a delightful conversation with Sean O’Hagan, the mastermind behind the lovely High Llamas and former member of noted Irish band Microdisney, where we discuss his gorgeous new solo album, Radum Calls, Radum Calls, his reunion with his former bandmate Cathal Coughlan, and what the future holds.
We remember the late, great Kim Shattuck by revisiting our delightful and hilarious conversation with her regarding The Muffs’ second album, the superb Blonder & Blonder.
We have a lovely and informative discussion with Clive Ives, one-half of the British experimental instrumental duo Woo, where he breaks down their latest archival release, the charming and delightful All Is Well.
We were supposed to begin a conversation with the late David Berman this week, a little dalliance to keep him preoccupied whilst he fought the boredom of the road. Yet sadly, that never happened, as he passed away by his own hand last Wednesday. We reflect on him, his fantastic Purple Mountains project, and present you with questions we had intended to ask him, but sadly will never get to ask him.
Hot on the heels of a critically-acclaimed new archival release, we sit down with His Name Is Alive mastermind Warren Defever to talk about how it came to be, his early years of music making, and what he’s got up his sleeve.
We sit down with the hottest and most exciting kick-ass punk rock bubblegum supergroup you’ll find this summer! They’re fun, but they rock out with a purpose, and we hope you check them out!
We were saddened to learn of the death of Richard Swift. We revisit a conversation held with him in 2007, one that captures his restless spirit and his feelings about the music industry.