Published Oct 06, 2011The October issue of Exclaim! is officially on blue stands across Canada, packed with content for your reading pleasure. As always, that means we have tons of new interviews, features and reviews for you to check out, plus more.
Feist graces the cover this month, divulging how she's spent her time off since releasing The Reminder, as well as speaking to the inspiration behind her new album Metals.
October's Timeline is dedicated to alt-country poster boy Ryan Adams. Read about his tumultuous times with early bands like the Patty Duke Syndrome and Whiskeytown, through classic albums like Heartbreaker and up to the new Ashes & Fire, which he is set to release this month. Ben Folds takes on the Questionnaire in this issue, praising Kanye West and sharing an anecdote about an encounter with an older celebrity in a restaurant that's sure to elicit a laugh.
Vancouver troubadour Dan Mangan is also interviewed in this issue, discussing the creative process behind new album Oh Fortune and "just letting go." Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) chats with Exclaim! about the critically acclaimed Strange Mercy and the isolating technology cleanse she imposed on herself during the making of the record, while Wild Flag adamantly reject being labelled a "supergroup" in the magazine this month.
As for October web exclusives, we have interviews with heavy hitters like Chuck D (Public Enemy), Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, the Nightwatchman).
Regular Music School features like Ask Allison return, this time with environmentally friendly solutions to packaging music, while Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy speaks about recording in the Woodshed for Where I Play. You can also learn about breakthrough music streaming service Rdio in this month's Need to Know.
Finally, this month's videogames feature focuses in on the recent "bible study" trend in the gaming world, praising El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron as a unique and visually superior leader in the genre.
Pick up a copy of the October issue of Exclaim! or check out Exclaim.ca for all these stories, plus many more.