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Indie’s tender newcomer Dana Gavanski is shaping sounds at her own pace

The Vancouver-based songwriter on her debut LP and the joy she finds in keeping things bare.

Meet NNAMDÏ, an oddball guitarist who prefers playing soft

The Chicago native talks falling in love with the six-string, his latest album BRAT, and why he prefers not dialing his amp up to 11.

Anderson .Paak’s backing band, the Free Nationals, take the spotlight with their debut album

Guitarist Jose Rios talks the recording process, his love of analogue, his extensive pedalboard and more.

“I want to get closer to being great”: R&B artist Ambré talks her new EP and working with H.E.R.

The 23-year-old New Orleans native discusses the process behind her new solo project Pulp and more.

How Chicago duo OHMME harness their classical training for textural experimentation

Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart discuss the excitement of diving into unfamiliar territory on the electric guitar.

Get to know Montreal artist Common Holly and the off-kilter world of her experimental new album

Brigitte Naggar and co-producer/guitarist Devon Bate discuss playing the guitar ‘wrongly’ and their new album, When I say to you Black Lightning.

Meet Long Beard, dream pop’s rising star who explores nostalgia on new album Means To Me

Rising musician Leslie Bear talks collaborating with Japanese Breakfast producer Craig Hendrix on her sophomore record.

Sarah Lipstate aka Noveller brings her moody soundscapes to Iggy Pop’s new album

The Los Angeles-based instrumentalist talks the process behind Pop’s new record, putting together the perfect pedalboard and pushing the boundaries of what a guitar can do.

Jay Som, indie-rock’s newest star, is taking her hushed dream-pop out of the bedroom

Melina Duterte talks the process behind the follow-up to 2017’s Everybody Works, her developing identity as a guitarist and finding community in her new home of Los Angeles.