Published Aug 16, 2012Exclaim!'s September issue is hot off the presses, packed full of all the music reviews and artist features you need to keep you up to date on your favourite musicians and the best emerging talents. You can check out some exclusive interviews, both online and in print, and read up on some of the best spots to eat, drink and hang out across the country in our artist-informed Hangout Handbook. You can find most of the month's highlights below.
First off, check out the September issue's Timeline feature profiling Cat Power, who also graces the cover. The Timeline chronicles the career of the once-troubled songstress up to her hopeful new album, Sun. And catch up with Canadian pop figure Alanis Morissette as she provides some pointed answers in our Exclaim! Questionnaire.
In this month's Interviews, the members of indie supergroup Divine Fits chat about the forces that drew them together, while Edmonton upstarts Purity Ring explain the beginnings of their unintentionally speedy rise.
Then, Animal Collective discuss the pressure, or lack thereof, to follow up their groundbreaking Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Matthew Dear opens up about his gradual incorporation of different genres.
And to round it out, Gaza break down their measured approach to their latest record, No Absolutes in Human Suffering, while Nü Sensae talk about their latest record and their growing resumé of unusual venues.
You can also read our online exclusive interviews with Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon, Sebadoh's Lou Barlow and Slipknot's Clown, as well as Corb Lund, SonReal and Dan Deacon.
Lastly, check out Music School and learn about Jean Sebastien Audet, the adolescent mastermind behind Calgary's Faux Fur, the You Are Minez and Zouk Fuck, and assess whether or not videogame designer Suda51's over-the-top Lollipop Chainsaw achieves its goal of parodying popular gaming culture.
You can check out those articles and more in print or online now.