Archive for the 'The AD Interview' Category

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Few returns in 2017 have been as welcome as that of London’s the Clientele. It feels like a couple lifetimes have passed since 2010’s Minotaur, but Music For the Age of Miracles, released this week via Merge Records, shows no discernible wear and tear on the band’s unmistakable sound. Airy, autumnal, and possessing a twilight magic, the […]

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Daniel Norgren grew up in Sweden driven by an idea of America, a composite of our country built on the films he saw and records he played. You can hear it in his music, a lonesome blend of blues and folk, in which synthesized Americana sounds mingle with a naturalistic Scandinavian aesthetic. I first heard Norgren at […]

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Last year, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Kayla Cohen released Open to Chance under her Itasca banner. In his review for Aquarium Drunkard, Tyler Wilcox admitted the temptation to call the album’s slow burning, psychedelically-tinged folk rock “the perfect autumn soundtrack,” noting the album would sound just as good in the spring or summer. And he’s been […]

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The Paisley Underground is the kind of scene that makes for a good verbal secret handshake. While its myriad branches snaked into the mainstream eventually thanks to Mazzy Star, the band that most transcended its range was The Dream Syndicate. While their 1982 debut full length The Days of Wine and Roses seems to owe […]

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A conversation with Robyn Hitchcock can at times feel a lot his lyrics; just when things seem grounded, the skies open up and we’re off in the clouds for a whimsical journey. A very affable fellow, there’s great humor spiced through his words, often moving quickly between the visceral and surreal. Following a conversation this […]

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

“Left to our own devices with this group, we’ll lean toward jazz, funk, Afrobeat,” bassist Jah Wobble says of his band, Invaders of the Heart. Though best known for the noisy work he did on albums like First Issue and Metal Box with Johnny Rotten’s post Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd, Wobble (real name John […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Looking for a thread connecting some of the year’s best records, from Joan Shelley to Wooden Wand’s Clipper Ship, Brokeback’s Illinois River Valley Blues to Michael Chapman’s 50? Look to guitarist James Elkington. For the last couple years, the UK-born, Chicago-based musician’s been everywhere, playing with Steve Gunn, Lætitia Sadier, Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and many more. Now, Elkington adds another record […]