Posts tagged "cult talk"
[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

(photo by Taylor Bonin)  The Growlers talk a lot so I have to keep this intro short in the interest of the almond-sliver-sized attention spans that make up our readership (I tried to include a lot of pretty pictures, okay?). Most of what I knew about The Growlers before this interview was gleaned from attending...
[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven't Yet

[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven’t Yet

We haven’t yet gotten a chance to interview our new obsession, Toronto/Brooklyn artist Lydia Ainsworth, but when the time comes for us to meet, you can bet we’ll be prepared with questions.  The composer/producer/singer has been making orchestral, enchanting, haunting, cinematic songs on Arbutus Records (home to Grimes); songs like “Hologram” off of her recently released...
[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

[CULT TALK] Clare Kelly on Hesse Press

  Since I’m basically a total giddy fan girl when it comes to Clare Kelly and mostly everything she does, from her photography to her writing (she’s even written for Cultist as a result of my begging), it might behoove me not to blither on adoringly in this intro about her newest venture, the publishing...
[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

(photos by Michael Cukr) Your headphones are in. They are blaring your cool older brother’s mixtape of slacker rock bands while you lay in your high school bedroom and stare at that Keith Haring print you hung up because he’s your crush’s favorite artist, and it’s the perfect day to go to the beach but...
[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

  (photos by Alice Baxley) Corners are an LA band who make pretty post-punk music with a serious ghost-of-Ian-Curtis vibe. They are also definitely liars, as evidenced by the below interview where they (almost) all claim to never ever social media stalk. Their new album Maxed Out On Distractions comes out tomorrow October 7th via...
[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn’t All That Tragic, Really

[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn’t All That Tragic, Really

The world is constantly taking me by surprise. (I say “oh” a lot more than most people). Take Christopher Owens for example. The former Girls front man is steeped in his own mythology, which alternately positions him as a tragic hero who overcame the adversity of a difficult upbringing (Owens was raised in the infamous...
[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

I’m not going to go into detail trying to describe Audrey Wollen (aside from telling you that I would like her to be my best friend so that we can discuss feminism, make art, and cry together in public places – is that creepy?) because the incredibly intelligent artist does a damn fine job of...
[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

Curtis Harding is probably the coolest person I know. He’s so cool that he makes me physically nervous (more so than usual), a side effect that was exacerbated by the fact that we conducted this interview over pho (soup is so slurpy and chopsticks so unwieldy). The former rapper (cool) joined Cee-Lo’s band (cool) when...
[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

(all photos by Zed Cutsinger) Hailing from the small town of Millbrae just south of San Francisco, Tony Molina has scaled his way to the top of the Bay Area indie music scene through years of hard work and prolific musical output.  From his roots as a volatile hardcore front man in early bands like...
[CULT TALK] We found Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops in a Hopeless Place (on Tinder)

[CULT TALK] We found Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops in a Hopeless Place (on Tinder)

Stephen McBean is a total fucking weirdo. The bearded Black Mountain front man put out the first album from his Pink Mountaintops side project, the beautifully wistful and totally under-appreciated Outside Love, almost five years ago. Since then McBean (known to his friends as Bean, Beaner, and after several whiskeys, Gord) has relocated from Vancouver...
[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

Words and (terrible) photos: Criminal Hygiene This interview of The Orwells occurred in Portland, before our show at the Star Theater. We formed a super group called “Mystery” and played a mostly mediocre, yet spirited, cover of “Love Gun” by KISS.   CH: Mario, how many times have you been sexually harassed during this tour?...
[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

photos by Alexis Penney & Hether Fortune   What does it mean to be a modern artist? In an age of obnoxiously short attention spans (present company included) & a general “we don’t care” blase attitude toward everything, it’s hard to pinpoint what gets through and to whom. Now I’m just speculating here because I...