Musician Chris Glover on a memorable set outside Mexico City
Hot on the heels of releasing Lost in New York, his sophomore album, Chris Glover—who performs undeniably catchy electro-pop songs under the moniker Penguin Prison—made his way to Morelos, Mexico to play the Festival Vaivén. And while Glover and festivalgoers alike were probably hoping for some fun in ... More
The Brooklyn-based musician discusses her new album, Independent Channel
Luke Temple, the indie troubadour best known for his work in the band Here We Go Magic, had long been a staple on Domino Kirke’s playlists. But what Kirke hadn’t realized was that she knew his face just as well as she did his voice.
“I met Luke through friends ... More
Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm share their opinions on music (they’ve just released a new album) and men’s swimwear
Summer and tan lines always go hand in hand, but perhaps never more than they do this year. It’s all thanks to Highlights, the sophomore album from New York’s indie electro duo Tanlines (made up of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm), which combines undeniably bright beats with catchy guitar ... More
The U.K. fashion and music legend opens up after an eight-year hiatus
No one ever called Róisín Murphy a shrinking violet, and luckily, she’s only grown bolder with age. The UK disco queen and fashion icon, who got her start in the mid-nineties as one half of the electro-pop duo Moloko, is returning to the stage with her anticipated third solo album, More
The Pitch Perfect 2 star on her new movie and her favorite tunes
It’s no surprise that what happens on-camera during Pitch Perfect 2 is exceedingly musical—after all, the movie does follow the exploits of a college a capella team—but according to Ester Dean, things were never particularly quiet behind the scenes either. And much to her delight, what was often playing was her very ... More
DuJour gets the lowdown on the new record, The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
Musician Van Hunt might have won a Grammy Award for his work on the tribute to Sly & The Family Stone, but it’s his original work that’s currently getting all of his attention. Specifically it’s his fifth album (and the second he’s released on his own label), The Fun Rises, The ... More
The fashion-forward rocker on her new album, Sprinter
Mackenzie Scott’s been waiting for this moment. Two years after Scott, who performs as Torres, released her first, eponymous album, the 24-year-old rocker is ready to unleash her next creation, the smart, rollicking Sprinter.
Here, Scott explains how the album came to be, what she learned by recording it in ... More
Fun Home’s Jeanine Tesori on creating the music for a Broadway hit
The just-opened Broadway musical Fun Home might be based on a graphic novel, but there’s no discounting the role sound plays in the production. The show grew out of illustrator Alison Bechdel’s titular comic, which delves into her life growing up as the lesbian daughter of a closeted gay man ... More
When you’re the manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, celebrating a milestone comes with an obligation to go above and beyond. And that’s exactly what Steinway & Sons did in honor of their 600,000th piano. The iconic brand commissioned master artisan Frank Pollaro to create a one-of-a-kind instrument that embodies luxury ... More
Lucy Simon’s earliest musical work was truly a family affair; she played alongside her sister Carly—yes, that Carly—in the 1960s folk duo The Simon Sisters. These days music is still Lucy Simon’s preferred creative outlet, but she’s striking out on her own.
Dr. Zhivago, the latest project from the Tony-nominated composer ... More