I used to feel, metaphorically, that I stood by a vast river of music and everything that was happening came down that river and I hooked out anything that was interesting to me. Now, I feel like I’m on a small boat on a calm sea and I’m only hearing the stuff that swims near me.
ADORE LIFE: SAVAGES FIND RAW BEAUTY IN OPENNESS
The London punk rock act talk love and stress in the wake of their intensive, emotive sophomore album.
REVIEW: KATE TEMPEST @ GREAT SCOTT, MON 6/8
Kate Tempest used Great Scott as a playground to prove her live shows are worth the hype.
ROB DELANEY: HOMEGROWN COMEDY KING CROSSES THE POND FOR TV
“The word ‘meat’ just makes me laugh,” he says.
RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”
Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.
BOSTON TROLLING: BONUS OLYMPIC EDITION
“This is a catastrophe for civil liberties!”