Bob Mould has a new solo album, and Ryan Adams, who is a fan, invited the singer to his home studio for a rambling conversation that's occasionally interrupted by the pair recording a song together. Listen to their recording session and friendly chat.
Lake Street Dive's Mike 'McDuck' Olson came into The Current's studio with a shiny D'Angelico electric guitar -- and it turns out it was shiny for a reason. 'It's brand-spanking-new,' Olson says. 'It plays great and looks great, too.' Find out more about Olson's D'Angelico EX-DC in the latest addition to The Current's Guitar Collection.
Kaleo frontman JJ Julius Son has long been inspired by the sound of vintage blues music, so ever since the band relocated to the U.S. from its native Iceland, JJ has been on the lookout for vintage resonator guitars. When he spied a 1935 National Guitar at a vintage shop in Nashville, JJ couldn't resist. Read more about the first resonator guitar to become part of The Current's Guitar Collection.
On the heels of releasing their sophomore LP, Matty Healy of the 1975 sat down to chat with New Hot host David Safar to talk about I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, forthcoming demo releases and making bold decisions in the name of the album.
The band OK Go are well-known for their music, but maybe even more so for their single-take, elaborately choreographed videos. For their most recent project, the band teamed up with Russia-based S7 Airlines to shoot a video in zero gravity -- adding flips, spins, aerialists and paint balloons to the mix.
Jack Torrey of the Cactus Blossoms plays a vintage guitar he was happy to tell us about. It turns out he found it through an online search, and when he first played it, he couldn't believe the treasure he'd unearthed. Read more about Torrey's vintage Silvertone guitar.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Sean McPherson sat down with one of the most revered hip-hop groups of all time, Naughty by Nature. Known for infectious hits as well as contemplative tunes, Naughty by Nature shared stories and insights that speak volumes to their longevity in the music business. Listen to Sean's complete interview with Naughty by Nature.
Craig Minowa has long imagined film versions of Cloud Cult's albums. Good things come to those who wait: For 'The Seeker' -- the band's tenth full-length release -- a film starring Josh Radnor and Alex McKenna accompanies it. With the album set to release on Feb. 12, Minowa spoke about the marriage of music and visuals on 'The Seeker.'
Martin Courtney was looking to have a more acoustic-guitar-driven band on his solo effort, 'Many Moons.' Thanks to an arrangement between Real Estate's management company and Martin Guitar, Courtney was able to purchase a new acoustic guitar directly from the company. He describes it in the latest addition to The Current's Guitar Collection.
Andrew Bird stopped by The Current ahead of his performance on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend with host Chris Thile and Paul Simon to talk about his new album Are You Serious and collaborating with Fiona Apple.