interviews

We talk at length with record-makers about how they make records.

May 6, 2021  |  No. 143

Nate Smith: Listening Hard

by Geoff Stanfield

A drummer can make or break a session, and I have always loved getting their perspectives on the recording process as well as the variety of roles they play in the studio. After several solo records...

May 13, 2021  |  No. 144

Purity Ring: Accidents & Textures

by Geoff Stanfield

Hailing from Edmonton, Canadian electronic pop duo Purity Ring made a splash with their debut album Shrines. The release was a document of Corin Roddick and singer Megan James’ long distance...

May 6, 2021  |  No. 143

Liam Hayes

by Nathaniel Scott Cook

In 2010 on St. Patrick’s day, my friend, Patrick Sansone (of Wilco), took me to watch Liam Hayes perform at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. We were introduced after the show. I had no idea at the...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Malay: Cooking Up Tracks

by Geoff Stanfield

If record credits were easier to find these days, you’d see the name Malay on the back of many a record sleeve or CD booklet. Born James Ryan Ho, Malay’s song-focused and sonically-rich...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Thom Flowers

by Larry Crane

Based out of Santa Barbara, Thom Flowers worked as a producer and engineer at Orange Whip Recording in the mid-‘90s and early ‘00s, with bands such as Lagwagon, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nerf...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Qmillion: Experiment & Listen

by Larry Crane

Keith Lewis is Qmillion, a musician, engineer, producer, composer, and mixer based in L.A. He’s been busier than ever during the last decade with Robert Glasper (and his Experiment and Trio...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Sadie Dupuis: In the Details

by Larry Crane

Who is Sadie Dupuis? A writer, singer, and guitar player in the band Speedy Ortiz. Producer, writer, and collaborator behind Sad13. Label owner of Wax Nine Records. A writer, with a book of poetry...

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