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A DRAG QUEEN BUT NOT A DRAG: AN INTERVIEW WITH YAYAH

interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by Chris Bogard (@chrisbogard_ on Instagram) all videos filmed by Rebecca Cave ### I first interviewed Camryn Nichols way back in 2013 when he was one half of the indie pop duo Ugly Bunny along with Gwendolyn Giles. Their album Tokyo was one of my favorites that year and...
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ROCKIN’ THE O.C: AN INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG BROOMBA OF FILMSPEED

interview by Michael McCarthy I was sitting around bored one night, frustrated that I wasn’t finding anything that I was in the mood to listen to when I decided to check out some random albums being presented to me by publicists. It’s certainly not uncommon that I listen to things they send me,...
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FROM NYC TO LEEDS: AN INTERVIEW ROYSTON LANGDON (OF SPACEHOG FAME)

interview by Michael McCarthy Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Royston Langdon hails from Leeds in the United Kingdom, but it was during 1994 in New York City that he formed the band Spacehog with his brother Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel. Later that same year, the band was signed to Sire Records. Their debut album,...
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THE MAIN MAN: A INTERVIEW WITH JOHN O’CALLAGHAN OF THE MAINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...
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#songoftheday = ALVVAYS: “IN UNDERTOW”


"No turning back..."  Our latest song of the day is Alvvays' new tune, "In Undertow," a mix of synth pop, shoegaze and alternative rock that is ripe for rejoicing because, well, it's totally awesome!  If you're in the middle of winter right now, listen to this and it'll...
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#songoftheday = MAXIMO PARK: “RISK TO EXIST”


"I cannot breathe," sings Maximo Park's frontman Paul Smith on their just released new single "Risk to Exist," but the song is actually a breath of fresh air. I haven't been doing many song of the day posts lately, less they take the focus off of our...
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An Exclusive Interview with Lily Virginia

by Michael McCarthy If St. Vincent ditched the electronics and simply made her music with live instruments, she would probably sound a lot like Lily Virginia, who’s an equally talented singer/songwriter/guitarist. Other artists Lily reminds me of are Ben Folds – she’s like a female Ben, just using guitar instead of piano –...
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HAYDEN THORPE OF WILD BEASTS: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Wild Beasts, one of today’s most popular bands out of the United Kingdom, released their fifth album, Boy King, back in August and it’s one of the best records I’ve heard this year, packed with songs that are equal parts catchy, pop-minded affairs and intellectual, artistic statements. It’s also...
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KRISTIN KONTROL

interview by Michael McCarthy If the sound of Kristin Kontrol’s voice seems familiar to you, there’s probably a very good reason for that.  You see, prior to going solo, Kristin was Dee Dee, lead singer/songwriter of the popular rock band Dum Dum Girls.  More recently, she decided to go back to using her...
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An Exclusive Interview with Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld

interview by Michael McCarthy Have you ever seen a magic show by one of the masters – like David Copperfield – and swore it was real? Well, I saw Copperfield perform a few decades ago and still can’t fathom how he did anything that night. The finale is the illusion that especially boggles...
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