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Matthew Houck on balancing dark with light, mixing truth with fiction and the underwater sound of his new album, 'Muchacho'
Listen to an eclectic mix featuring the Orwells, Sky Ferreira, Mac DeMarco and more
Justin Kinkel-Schuster on his band's latest album, the draw of the South and why he's keeping happiness to himself
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Drummer Abe Cunningham looks back on 25 years of making metal
Trevor Powers on bedroom music, his bigger sound and the dark thoughts that fueled 'Wondrous Bughouse'
The former Servant frontman on navigating music copyright, his sophomore solo album and why he'll never return to band life
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CMJ's complete list of the top 30 albums of 2012
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Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt seem tall. Maybe it's the shoes. Or maybe it's their massive party songs that make them seem larger than life.
The Minneapolis rapper tops CMJ's Hip-Hop Chart for three weeks in a row
The all-sister band's bassist on signing with Columbia, L.A. radio and touring till her arms fall off
John Darnielle is a grown man with a wife, a child and a home of his own—so why can’t he stop singing about troubled kids?