Incubus guitarist, Mike Einziger, details the inside challenges making the band’s new album 8, why working with Skrillex proved instrumental in sparking the band, his career-long curiosity with creativity, and how advances in technology have impacted modern music.
In the fall of 2016, Touché Amoré released their fourth album, Stage Four, on Epitaph Records to critical and fan acclaim. In January of 2017, the band released a video for the song “Benediction,” further detailing the loss lead singer Jeremy Bolm experienced when his mother passed away from cancer.
I had the chance to talk with the band before their recent show at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will release their sophomore LP, Zombies on Broadway, later this week. I spoke with McMahon on the phone about the new record’s pop-leaning direction, his ever-evolving sound, the way family has defined his last few albums, and whether or not he’d ever consider writing a memoir. We also spoke briefly about next year’s 10-year anniversary of Jack’s Mannequin’s The Glass Passenger and whether or not fans can expect any special tours or reissues to mark the occasion.
Lead singer Myles Kennedy discusses Alter Bridge’s latest album The Last Hero, his interest in writing about heroes in the first place, why exploring the theme of disillusionment is particularly relevant today, and his continuing evolution as a musician, including how he got his musical start.
All Get Out’s new album, Nobody Likes a Quitter, is now in stores. I recently had the chance to talk with frontman Nathan Hussey a little about the release. This interview is a little on the shorter side, as he and the band were readying themselves for their nationwide tour, but we talked about the writing of the album, some of the recurring themes, and the possibility of a solo album.
I caught up with Kevin Devine on the same morning that his new album, Instigator, launched for stream onto the internet — a fact he seemed almost as relieved as he was excited about. Over the next hour, we talked all kinds of things from the connection between the album’s title and its artwork, how his song “No Time Flat” has aged over the past decade, and what full-length album he might want to cover next.
Despite line-up changes that would decimate other bands, Dance Gavin Dance have been together for over ten years. They recently solidified their place in the post-hardcore scene with the release of Mothership. I had the opportunity to talk with founding guitarist Will Swan and drummer Matt Mingus about the new album, and ask them some questions about their music video legacy.
After a busy couple of summers on the road, Third Eye Blind is back with the new seven-song EP, We Are Drugs. I recently caught up with lead singer Stephan Jenkins while he was recuperating from the band’s most recent tour. We talked about the new songs, staying punk rock, and of course, that infamous show during the Republican National Convention this past July.
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. Here’s the second batch:
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. I’ll be breaking these down into two posts, but here’s the first batch: