Published Mar 26, 2014We've made it through yet another winter, and with the changing of seasons now comes a new issue of Exclaim! to brighten your day all that much more. Once again, a plethora of interviews, reviews, features and all kinds of music, movie and videogame goodies lie beneath its colourful cover. Grab your copy today at a coffee shop, venue, bar, record store or street box across Canada, or of course check it out online.
Gap-toothed pop joker and cigarette enthusiast Mac DeMarco is the subject of this month's cover story. With the release of his anticipated third studio record Salad Days coming on April 1, DeMarco took some time away from his Viceroys and "extremely offensive" collaborations with Tyler, the Creator to sit down with Exclaim! to chat about rising through the indie pop ranks, totally misunderstanding Office Space and remembering to not take things too seriously.
Long-running country rockers Drive-By Truckers are the subject of this month's Timeline feature. What started as two roommates forming a band under the name Adam's House Cat turned into pushing on through tornados and stolen gear, dealing with changing lineups, strong disagreements and the deaths of close friends. The band have been through it all, and we trace their exciting career in whole.
Broken Social Scene frontman turned solo artist Kevin Drew took our Questionnaire this month, in which he talks playing Lollapalooza in 2006, his perfect Sunday away from the city and what his mom wishes he was doing. Hint: it involves Rod Stewart.
As always, the new issue has no shortage of features, including an interview with Beck about his new album Morning Phase, chats with Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves and bucket hat-wearing rap sensation Schoolboy Q and many more. On top of that, Exclaim!'s gamer expert Joshua Ostroff examines crowdsourcing as a way for independent developers to get around major publishers.
Seth Smith and Nancy Urich of Dog Day take us to class in this month's Music School section, where they give us a tour of Fundog Studios, conveniently located in the basement of their Halifax home. Just a few pages away, Lydia Loveless, Rick Ross, Morning Glory and Trust discuss their new records.
There are even more interviews online, including chats with Isaiah Rashad, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Slakah the Beatchild and Ringworm.
More content from the issue will go up online as the month goes on, but you can get it all right now by heading to your local record store, cafe, bar or street box and picking up your copy of the new issue of Exclaim!