Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.
Lake Pred was no lake but a precondition, / predecessor assault that kept coming, / preterite arrest we couldn’t quit.
On writing music to the poems of Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Natalie Diaz, and others.
The actress and singer contemplates family, language, and the nature of true artistry.
The experimental guitarist talks patterns, resonance, and her latest album.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Circuit des Yeux, Áine O’Dwyer, German Oak, The Yardbirds, Davy Graham, and more.
A new series from UDP presents poets on vinyl.
“What’s the point of being queer, or an artist, or a radical, if you don’t veer?”
“I think violence is inherited, it’s taught, and some of the characters are born into bad blood. …The characters are raped and so is the land.”
“I still seek for eternity, which maybe is like a rainbow-colored butterfly flying away, suddenly in front of your face.”
“A big part of music for me has always been advocacy, and about having a space where people who feel marginalized by society can do things together.”
O’Rourke and Sanders go over the complex layerings—from lyrics to mixes to the LP’s cover—in O’Rourke’s recent pop album, Simple Songs.
Thanks to his son, Harrod Blank, the filmmaker’s forty-year-old documentary on musician Leon Russell is finally released.
The Glasgow-based singer just released a self-titled album of music rooted in and pushing Scottish folk traditions. With Krute, he touches on individuation, syncretism, and the risks of nationalism.
Guillaume de Machaut meets Bone Thugs-N-Harmony through black metal.
Into the mystic with the Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter.
Songwriter Robert Forster on his group’s nearly flawless decade.