Published Nov 02, 2012Exclaim!'s November issue is hot off the press and jam-packed with new interviews, music reviews and artist features. Here is a look at some of the highlights.
On the cover for November is Aussie psych-rock group Tame Impala. The feature discusses Tame Impala's sound on their new album Lonerism and its departure from the more '60s-laced style of their debut. It also touches on frontman Kevin Parker's worshippers and what goes on in his head when he creates new music.
This month's Timeline follows grunge rockers Soundgarden and includes everything from their formation to the present, including the group's onstage meltdown in Honolulu in early 1997 and the reincarnation of the band in 2010. In addition, Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard gives insightful answers to November's Questionnaire. He talks about what is currently his favourites in terms of music and art, as well as career highs and lows.
Other interviews from the magazine include Natasha Khan of Bats for Lashes and the search for the musical inspiration that resulted in The Haunted Man, while buzz-worthy hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar talks about the dark content behind his lyrics and Pig Destroyer discuss returning to their roots for Book Burner. Plus, we have talks with singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright and Winnipeg rappers the Lytics.
Web exclusive interviews include discussions with electronic dance duo Orbital, as they discuss their live performances' effect on their studio albums, as well as their departure from previous releases. Also, check out more web interviews from Ben Folds Five and Ann Wilson from '70s rock band Heart.
Lastly, in Music School Azari & III talk about the analogue gear in their Parkdale studio in Toronto, and our Videogames feature, Gaming's Two Solitudes, discusses the gap between Japanese games and those produced in North America.
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