"You change all the time. Everything changes you. But things that are shit don’t actually change you that much, apart from just getting on your nerves, because you’ve heard it all before. But when it’s something different, it actually will change you. That’s what I’m interested in. That’s the whole point."

Aphex Twin

Check out our latest interactive Cover Story, “Strange Visitor: A Conversation With Aphex Twin”, by Philip Sherburne.

Listen to Mr Twin Sister’s excellent new self-titled album via Pitchfork Advance and read Ian Cohen’s review.


No Such Authority - “Home” with Metahaven

A Michael Jackson interview from 1980 is featured in the latest episode of PBS’ "Blank on Blank" webseries.


J Dilla - Donuts


J Dilla - Donuts


luv u so much, monáe

"[Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner] and I started making music in 2000, and we’d had a writing session the night before 9/11. There was this biblical storm that night, and the next day was beautiful. I’d stayed over at Nick’s Williamsburg loft because we’d been working late—he had a really huge room and I slept on a mattress there. He went to work that morning, and I woke up probably around 11, maybe even later than that. Everyone in the living room was watching the first tower go down on TV. I went on the roof and you could see the smoke coming from across the river. It felt like World War III was happening. It was the beginning of a different, less secure time."

Karen O

"I could be an asshole, and that’s my right. People need to get over that. It’s not illegal to be an asshole. It’s not illegal to be racist, even. It’s not illegal to do anything."

Ariel Pink