Frontwoman of seminal ’90s punk band Bikini Kill, experimental multimedia group Le Tigre, and now The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna talks about how her music is about herself, now more than ever, and what it’s like to be considered an iconic leader of the Riot Grrrl movement....more
Posts Tagged: Katy Henriksen
Those rare flashes of vivid scenes burned in my memory, which create the mythos for my five-day adventure journeying to Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013....more
Department of Eagles’ Fred Nicolaus is obsessed with John Cheever. “I read John Cheever’s collected short stories when I was twenty, and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since,” he states. So obsessed that his brand new solo project, Golden Suits, takes its name from a Cheever reference, and this brand new video was an experiment inspired by Cheever’s story “The Swimmer.”...more
The core duo of bliss-drone-space-twang group Speck Mountain formed when Karl Briedrick went looking for a singer for his Brooklyn-based band...more
“We both know what memories can bring, they bring diamonds and rust.” –Joan Baez...more
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti may not have a new album dropping until August 21st , but here’s a taste from Mature Themes.
It’s a blissful 3 minutes and 12 seconds of retro vocal harmonies and jangly hooks reinvented ala Ariel Pink, exposing a decidedly upbeat sound that we’ve never heard from the band before:...more
Jeremy Thal, who serves as a band leader for Briars of North America, is one of my oldest friends. We took Suzuki violin lessons together in Madison, Wisconsin, and our first instruments were fruit roll-up boxes with rulers taped on them....more
Aussie Geoffrey O’Connor, has been the lead of the band Crayon Fields, a Melbourne-based indie dream pop act since 2001. He recently released his solo debut Vanity is Forever, which is decadent in infectious dreamy synth lounge hooks....more
You should check out We Who Are About To Die’s interview with Rumpus Music Editor Katy Henriksen where she talks about trying to balance writing and parenthood.
And Ruth Franklin at The New Republic wrote a really nice piece on Sugar and the coming revelation of her identity....more