“Obviously, we knew the time was ripe for three middle aged dudes to play some old songs about teenage feelings, and stand around tuning guitars for a long time.”—Steve Holmes of 90s emo band American Football, who are reissuing their only album and playing their first shows together in 15 years.
“I sometimes worry that serious music can only be served by serious talk, or worse, that people who like serious music can only have serious reasons for doing so. The truth is that you will probably meet just as many shallow people at a National show as you will at a Miley Cyrus show, the difference being that people at the National show are more likely to think they’re important, while people at a Miley Cyrus show are more likely to think they’re having fun.”—Mike Powell talks about what we mean when we talk about pop music with his Pitch piece "It’s Not What You Like But How You Like It".
“Russia really changed. People don’t believe in political changes. Now the opposition movement is like a funeral. It’s a ghost. Nobody smiles.”—Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova talks to Lindsay Zoladz about the sad decline of Russia’s protest movement over the last couple of years in our latest feature interview.
“Do you spend all your day talking to everybody as opposed to actually doing something? Is that something that just teenagers do, or will people grow out of it?”—Damon Albarn talks to Lindsay Zoladz about his ambiguous relationship with social media and his forthcoming debut solo album, Everyday Robots.