Published Aug 03, 2009August is upon us, and with a new month comes a new picture on the calendar and most importantly, a new issue of Exclaim!
First and foremost, take a peek at August's cover feature with Toronto orch pop septet Ohbijou. The collective give us the inside scoop on their freshly served Beacons album, the group's Indie Band Residency and the many associations of "community."
As always, this month we've again roped/tricked someone into filling out our monthly Questionnaire, which this time around has been completed by none other than Gwar's Oderous Urungus. We don't want to ruin any surprises, but he muses about his love for dead baby pâté and smoking crack, among other things.
In our Timeline, we explore the tumultuous career of Canadian heavy metal legends Voivod, as well as dig into Wax Mannequin, Georgia Anne Muldrow, YACHT in August's Points section.
And of course, Exclaim!'s many reviewers have been busy writing about DJ Spinna, Dan Mangan, Job for a Cowboy, Deastro and more in this month's various reviews sections. Also, there's this month's Music School, which venture's into the studio of Ghislain Poirier and takes a look at what distributers are looking for.
On top of all this, we have a pile of web-exclusive conversations, which this month include talks with Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, John Leguizamo, Woods and Jessica Hopper, among others.