A four-part series examining artists who exist and create without the overbearing influence of Instagram. Why did they get rid of it, and what is life like without it?
Two New Jersey songwriters, known as Donovan Blanc, released their anti-nostalgia debut album (through Captured Tracks) in 2014 and then disappeared. We always wondered if, and when, they'd return but we no longer have to. Donovan Blanc is back with a self-released follow up, and it lives up to every sentiment they expressed in our interview from 2014. Read up and catch up with a band you should know.
What can we say? Bobbypin will hit you with all the right sentimentalities while still affirming her self-worth and independence. Her debut EP, sketches from a terrace, is full of promise and features some of the best songs I've heard this year. From dreamy to post-punk and back, here she is.
Currently based in L.A., this duo is making some of the best minimal pop I've heard in a long time. Here they discuss their detachment from the music scene, how they hope to see that change, and their love for '80s minimal/experimental band, Suicide.
Here's a record that's not what you think it is. Late Summer by Rafi Bookstaber is a little bit of folk, maybe some roots reggae, and definitely psychedelic.
Hoops isn't about the full-court press. They're about unexpected dunks and rewarding half-time shows. Check out their dreamy, slacker pop in this interview with front man Drew Auscherman.
S U R F I N G is about to drop the follow up to their underground classic, Deep Fantasy, and we're just as excited as you are. In the meantime, here's an interview, and guest mix, to hold you over.
After nearly fours years since they released their beloved debut album, Colored Emotions, Night Moves returns with Pennied Days. Front man John Pelant gives us the lowdown on where it all started and what's become of the band since then.
The mysterious duo giving nostalgia a makeover with their take on '80s pop, sits down with MP for a proper introduction.
Hel Audio's in house physician dropped by to give us all the information we need on his new electro-heavy EP, PHD.
Jed Anderson opens up a little on his musical interests, but just enough to let us know that he's not concerned about seeming like a visionary. He's just a talented kid pursuing his interests with an open mind about the future.
This is Autre Ne Veut in an age of transparency. He's got a voice like none other, and his newest album is, in his words, "my weirdest album yet". Age Of Transparency opens our minds to how pop music can evolve through jazz explorations, and why social media addiction is simply a result of capitalism.
Trance Farmers is so psychedelic, inspired, and kind that you can't resist him once you hear his gasoline-drenched Americana tunes.
The Holydrug Couple might just be the most accessible band on the cult-favorite, Sacred Bones label, and their recently released album, Moonlust, is their most powerful one to date. Front man, Ives, tells us the inspiration behind the record, giving us insight as to how it can so easily pull back our skin and calm our nerves.
One of our favorites dropped in for a most in-depth interview, and taught us what it means to hustle. Question is, could Juan Wauters be the first Captured Tracks artist to turn full-blown rapper?
Musically Proper interviews Peter Sagar, a.k.a. Homeshake, and receives some very suspect answers.
Pop-mystique, Bobo, graced us with an exclusive interview about her excellent debut album for Hel Audio, Smoke In The Elevator.
An un-official interview with one of the most misunderstood, and overlooked, blues/soul artists of our generation.
L.A.'s favorite pop-nut talks about his controversy in the media, what he thinks of playing in Utah and shares his love for John Maus.
The birth of Stones Throw Records. A label that's revived funk, hip-hop and countless other gems in music culture.
Our diddly-do interview with Sean Bohrman, co-founder of the legendary Burger Records. Sean talks tape revival in music culture and drops a bomb on us with the mention of Tiny Tim.