Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson

Examining the illustrious career of a truly prolific pop penman

It’s impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album Re-Covered offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he’s delivered as a singer, songwriter, band member and producer have been playing in homes across the globe since 1998. As co-founder, co-songwriter and vocalist of Semisonic, Wilson offered …

Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands

We discuss touring and guitar geekery with the 20-year-old Memphis powerhouse

Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly to let Baker play what she refers to as “bummer tunes” from her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Baker grew up in Memphis, …

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French rockers La Femme's hallucinatory music video, a triple threat from Baauer, G-Dragon and MIA and more new music

La Femme: Sphynx After their debut 2013 album Psycho Tropical Berlin, the trippy beach town rock band La Femme (hailing from Biarritz, France) is back to soundtrack our spring—or at least tonight’s post-dusk adventures. “Sphynx” has the distinct pulling, hypnotic tone of the previous album, and gets more introspective. Their NSFW video—La Femme’s Marlon Magnée co-directs—is a hallucinatory journey through gaping mouths, one after the …