Magneta Lane Pay Tribute to Their Mexican Roots With New Spanish EP

This was my second time interviewing Magneta Lane (the last time was about a year ago while I was still an intern at AUX) in which they revealed details of an new EP of songs they recorded in Spanish. They also told me details regarding their forthcoming album they are currently working on with some… Continue reading Magneta Lane Pay Tribute to Their Mexican Roots With New Spanish EP

Yael Naim on the Apple Ad That Kick-Started Her Career as the ‘Israeli Feist’

I interviewed Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Naim while she was here in Toronto a little while ago promoting her latest album She Was a Boy. She spoke to me about her beginnings in music and growing up in Israel where she felt a little closed off from the world. Naim also commented on the Macbook Air… Continue reading Yael Naim on the Apple Ad That Kick-Started Her Career as the ‘Israeli Feist’

Video Interview: National Parks Project

The National Parks Project is a great hybrid between the music we love and the places we so rarely get to see. For this piece I interviewed several directors, producers and a musician who were all directly involved. For more information about the project, visit the official website. Much thanks to Kendra Hart for shooting… Continue reading Video Interview: National Parks Project

Video Interview: Black Lips

I did a print piece not long ago about Black Lips detailing how to use a human skull as a reverberation chamber. This video is from the same interview and is equally entertaining. Be sure to check out the band's upcoming album Arabia Mountain when it comes out on June 7 via Vice. Thanks to… Continue reading Video Interview: Black Lips

Tiesto on having “more passion” for dance music and working with Kanye West

My interview with Tiesto lasted exactly five minutes, although that was the amount of time allocated to myself and the other two publications that were present at the Ricoh Coliseum before his show with Wolfgang Gartner. Despite the short time, interviewing possibly the world's most famous DJ was certainly a highlight of my time spent… Continue reading Tiesto on having “more passion” for dance music and working with Kanye West

Video Interview: Phosphorescent

Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, put out his fifth studio album entitled Here's To Taking It Easy last year, but is still touring in support of it. For our interview we talk about what releasing music is like in the digital age and although he has toyed with the idea of releasing individual songs, he's still… Continue reading Video Interview: Phosphorescent

Video Interview: The Go! Team

I interviewed The Go! Team's Ian Parton and Ninja outside The Opera House hours before their show and they essentially told me that after the current tour the band is breaking up. It was a little sad to hear as they've made some great tunes since forming in the late '90s/early 2000s. Their latest album… Continue reading Video Interview: The Go! Team

Frank Turner more worried about “useless, bulls*** politicians” than royal wedding

English singer-songwriter Frank Turner is quite the man to talk to. For our interview I brought up the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, at which point he seemed to go off on a tangent about his own political beliefs as well as his thoughts on the media coverage in general. Read the… Continue reading Frank Turner more worried about “useless, bulls*** politicians” than royal wedding

Black Lips detail how to use a human skull as a reverb chamber

Interviewing Black Lips was pretty cool. They've always been one of my favorite bands and with a new record set to come out (Arabia Mountain), I was eager to chat with a couple of the guys. They used an actual human skull as a reverberation chamber in some of their new songs and I wrote… Continue reading Black Lips detail how to use a human skull as a reverb chamber