Deau Eyes | Let It Leave

With a handle like Deau Eyes, you might expect singer-songwriter Ali Thibodeau to be all soft and gentle and pastoral. You'd be wrong. The Virginia-born indie-rocker packs a solidly...

Jimi Hendrix | Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

WHO IS HE? Seattle's favourite rock ’n’ roll son until the arrival of Kurt Cobain. The guy who wanted you to stand next to his fire and excuse him...

Charli XCX | How I’m Feeling Now

The answers, in no particular order: Creative. Adventurous. Independent. Bored. Rebellious. Noisy. Anxious. Romantic. Playful. Claustrophobic. Unrestrained. Inspired. Smitten. Rambunctious. Empathetic. Sympathetic. Needy. Confident. Sexy. Sad. Experimental. Understanding. Nostalgic. Conflicted. Lonely. Hopeful. Or to put it another way: Just like you. But with way more talent and skill — and a stronger work ethic. THE PRESS RELEASE:...

Robert Guess | Cool Heart: Exclusive Premiere

Robert Guess warms up to a Cool Heart in his latest single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. Setting the Vancouver singer-songwriter's sweetly dusty vocal and romantic lyrics against the gently insistent...

David Crosby | Here If You Listen

"I've been thinking about dying and how to do it well," David Crosby croons with surprising sweetness a few songs into Here If You Listen. Well, fair enough, I...

Musicians I Love to Interview – Or Not

When you write about music for as long as I have — more than 35 years and counting, off and on — you end up interviewing your fair share...

Bob Mould | Sunshine Rock

Another new day is rising for Bob Mould. And it's a brighter one than he's seen in some time. After going dark (again) with 2016's Patch The Sky —...

Ron Sexsmith | Hermitage

Wherever you go, there you are. It's as true for eternal pop underdog Ron Sexsmith as for anybody else. So even though the critically beloved but commercially underperforming singer-songwriter...

Moor Jewelry | True Opera

Two heads are etc. Especially when the noggins in question sit atop the shoulders of Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) and Steve Montenegro (aka Mental Jewelry). On this desperately...

Ryan Bingham | American Love Song

Ryan Bingham does not seem like a man who is halfway to being an EGOTist. Especially not on the cover of his sixth studio album American Love Song. As...

The Pack AD | It Was Fun While It Lasted

Plenty of people can make an entrance. Almost nobody has a good exit strategy. The veteran Vancouver garage-rock duo of The Pack AD are an exception that proves the...

Luminous Bodies | Nah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh

WHO ARE THEY? A self-described "double-drummer psychedelic stupor group" from London featuring members of Terminal Cheesecake, Part Chimp, We Wild Blood, MGF, Melting Hand, Apes Fight Back, Psychic Pussies...

Rewinding 2020 (So Far) | The Short List: Tinnitist’s Top 20 Albums

Delayed albums. Cancelled tours. The untimely deaths of beloved artists. You don't need me to tell you how messed-up the music world has been this year. And it's probably...

JD McPherson: The Tinnitist Interview

JD McPherson has no idea where he's going. "I really don't know," the singer-guitarist says with a chuckle. "They just point and I go where they tell me." He's kidding,...

Bottle Rockets | Bit Logic

They aren't old, they're old-school. And nearly three decades into their existence, St. Louis' roots-rockers The Bottle Rockets are bumping up against some of the same unpleasant realities as...

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