Published Jul 04, 2012In print or online, the brand new issue of Exclaim! has plenty of material to keep you busy and informed as the summer kicks off. If you're looking for the latest in music reviews, interviews, features and more, our summer edition is the perfect place to start. You can pick up a copy, and check out some of the issue's highlights and must-read content below.
To start, gracing our cover this time out are New York genre blenders Dirty Projectors. In our story, leader Dave Longstreth opens up about the group's ever-evolving songwriting process and how they view their newest release, Swing Lo Magellan, as a new beginning.
Then there's Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who discusses his career highs and lows, and the makings of a perfect Sunday, in our Exclaim! Questionnaire. Meanwhile, in our Timeline, we chronicle the life and career of one of R&B's most successful -- and notoriously scandal-ridden -- artists, as we break down R. Kelly's biggest hits and misses over the years.
In other interviews, Twin Shadow defies the typical perception of the California lifestyle on his sophomore effort Confess, while Halifax's Wintersleep find themselves riding high following the release of their latest album, Hello Hum.
Next, Dusted (aka Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt) talks about adding to his growing catalogue of solo material, and Montreal producer d'Eon explains the highly developed concept behind his most recent release, LP. Plus, the brothers behind Guelph, ON duo the Magic chat about their reasons for waiting six years to release their debut recording.
You can also read our online exclusive interviews with Shout Out Out Out Out, Dying Fetus, Kelly Hogan, Aesop Rock and DIIV.
Finally, check out the Music School to learn about how the team at Revolution Recording gives indie artists access to high-quality equipment, and read up on what SOCAN and SODRAC actually do for Canadian musicians.
You can check out all those articles and more in print or online now.