Archive for the 'The AD Interview' Category

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Wherever he ends up musically, from his work with Hiss Golden Messenger to sitting down with gospel legends the┬áBlind Boys of Alabama, guitarist Phil Cook seems to be smiling. But it’s on his solo albums, including 2011’s Hungry Mother Blues and 2015’s Southland Mission, that he seems most jubilant. That’s doubly true of his latest […]

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Few songwriters cut to the core like Gillian Welch. Along with her musical partner David Rawlings, Welch pens songs that feel at once timeless and rooted in the deepest American musical traditions. For the Welch, traditional folk forms offer a language for approaching the human condition, a lens through which to view love, loss, death, […]

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Based on my limited interactions with the mysterious songwriter, Liam Hayes doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. That much is clear from his records, like 2002’s Fed and 2014’s Korp Sole Roller, two chunks of magnificently realized pop. Recently reissued by Be With Records, the albums are the results of fine songcraft, intensely long hours logged in […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Catch Ryley Walker one day, and he may be forecasting his future as a bald, ponytailed guitar shredder; catch him another, and he’s sketching out a scene from the mid-2000s, scheming to pick up a book of pop theology and some blog rock. But somehow, his new lp, Deafman Glance, makes space for the whole […]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

“I’m stoked, man. Back at work after so long.” This is Stuart McLamb of the Love Language, standing on an L.A. sidewalk having just emerged from a barber shop. It’s a relatively new surrounding for the North Carolina native who took Huck Finn’s advice about a year ago and lit out for the territories. The […]

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Michael Rault’s new album, New Day Tonight, lends itself to repeated listens. It’s not just that the Canadian musician continues to build on his distinctively retro-but-not-old sound, but the complexity and layering accomplished on the LP reveals something new with each listen. We caught up with Rault from his home in Montreal and got the […]

Monday, May 7th, 2018

On Deeper Woods, Sarah Louise wanders deep into the woods seeking a sense of awe. Over the course of the album’s seven songs, which blend Appalachian folk melodies with droning ragas, she finds it over and over again. “There, I sat in wonder,” she sings on opener “Bowman’s Root,” over her fluttering 12-string guitar and […]