Published Sep 28, 2012Exclaim!'s October issue is freshly released and chock full of new interviews, music reviews and artist features. Here's a look at just some of the this month's highlights.
Taking over the cover this month is Flying Lotus. The feature outlines some of FlyLo's influences, including his great aunt Alice Coltrane (widow of John). It also highlights Cosmogramma's rise to mainstream and the road to his latest Until the Quiet Comes.
This month's Timeline follows the story of Winnipeg punks Propagandhi. The Timeline is a detailed recap of the band since their formation and right up to their release of the new Failed States. And the lovely St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) answers this month's Questionnaire and speaks about everything from her career to tacos being the best food ever.
Meanwhile, in interviews, METZ talk about finding their sound and getting signed to Sub Pop, while Grizzly Bear discuss reacquainting themselves with each other to produce their latest record, Shields. More interviews from the magazine include Hannah Georgas, who talks about the influence of electronic music on her new self-titled album, as well as features on London, UK's Toy and indie rapper Brother Ali.
In some online exclusive interviews, we have Eyehategod's Mike Williams, who discusses their new New Orleans Is the New Vietnam 7-inch, drugs and the band's latest tours. Also, check out more web interviews from Hot Chip's Al Doyle, C.L Smooth and Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli.
Lastly, Leon Taheny talks about his musical home, Candle Studios, in Where I Play, and the October issue also has a feature on Toronto's rising gaming scene in our videogame section.