Get to know Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, with CHIRP's Cher Vincent. Katie talked about the benefits of getting her start in the DIY scene, and the difference between writing about childhood's nostalgias versus adulthood's heartbreaks. Waxahatchee plays Lincoln Hall with Screaming Females on September 25th.
Blake Burkhart interviewed Conrad Keely, lead singer of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They talked about refusing to let music-making become work, learning how to make better art with age, and shooting down the YOLO cliches of rock and roll.
CHIRP's Katie Owens took a trip down to Pilsen to meet Chicago's mathy indie-pop reps, Oshwa. Before heading off on a month-long tour, the band took a moment to talk about the origins of their name, how living in Pilsen affects their sound, and the power of Reddit. Their debut full-length album, Chamomille Crush, came out August 8th, 2013, via Naked Ally Records.
CHIRP's Dylan Peterson met up with El-P and Killer Mike before their performances at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They talked about their plans to make a few more albums as a rap duo, getting their own beer from Goose Island, partying with Andrew W.K., and the non-stop summer camp that is Run the Jewels.
CHIRP's Dylan Peterson got to hang out backstage at the Mid with Classixx before their Pitchfork Fest after-party. Michael David and Tyler Blake talked about the pitfalls of the nu-disco genre, making dance music that they can be proud of when they're old, and going to creepy S&M after-parties in Chicago. Classixx's first album, Hanging Gardens, came out May 14th, 2013, to heavy play on summer mixes everywhere.