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The Seattle foursome talks the appeal of pop music, gross fans, and Pee-wee Herman
Multitasking, working alone and writing music for a show about a cat disguised as a mouse
The Northampton, Mass. group on the limitations of genre, DIY culture and ignoring internet haters
Here are the albums we're looking forward to hearing before this year is over
Started from the bottom now we're half-way here
CMJ's list of the year's best albums so far
Listen to a playlist of some of CMJ's favorite tracks at the half-year point
Talking tattoos, tall boys, and why 'First Impressions' is better than 'Room on Fire'
Matt McDonald, CMJ's showcase booker, spills the juicy secrets
Guy and Howard Lawrence on crossing over, recording 'Settle' and why "If DJ EZ plays your music, everyone else can fuck off"
Kai Campos and Dominic Maker talk their new LP, King Krule and unfinished business at Coachella
The singer-songwriter talks about her band's latest Don Giovanni release, dropping "the cans" and lifting amps
Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs on the band's new album and new label
West Coast waves from Tim Foley and Kate Betuel
Duke Erikson on the band's seven-year hiatus, the thrill and terror of touring and plans for a new album this year
Matthew Houck on balancing dark with light, mixing truth with fiction and the underwater sound of his new album, 'Muchacho'