Published Jun 04, 2012Whether you pick it up on the street or browse through it online, this month's edition of Exclaim! has plenty of new reviews, interviews, features and more to get you up to speed on the latest new music and buzz-worthy artists. Here's some of the can't-miss content from our June issue.
In our cover story, we talk to Metric about their newest album, Synthetica, and how the advent of their own label has offered them both increased freedom, and accountability, while the men of Tenacious D look back fondly on some of their most "character-building" gigs in our Exclaim! Questionnaire.
In our June Timeline, we break down John Lydon's generation-spanning career, from his days as the Sex Pistols' snarling frontman, to the eve of his latest release, This Is PiL, with Public Image Limited.
In other interviews, Cold Speck's Al Spx opens up about the honesty of her debut album, and her habit of lying to reporters, while Cadence Weapon measures the value of multiple personalities on his LP Hope in Dirt City. Then, Japandroids' Brian King and David Prowse discuss their journey from obscurity on the West Coast to the release of their aptly named sophomore effort, Celebration Rock, and Cattle Decapitation talk about the pressure to follow up their successful sixth studio album with this year's Monolith of Inhumanity.
Finally, you can read our online exclusive interviews with Amirali, Andre Williams and the Sadies, Brasstronaut, El-P and Glen Hansard, or check out the Music School to read up on the pair behind Vancouver, BC's JC/DC Studios, and take some notes on how crowdsourcing can help would-be musicians get their projects off the ground.
You can check out those articles and more in print or online now.