The Current's Guitar Collection: Mike 'McDuck' Olson, D'Angelico EX-DC

Mike McDuck Olson and his D'Angelico guitar

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.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Kaleo's JJ Julius Son, 1935 National Guitar

Kaleo's JJ Julius Son & his 1935 National Guitar

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.

Matty Healy of the 1975 on making bold decisions

The 1975

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 OK Go song 'Upside Down and Inside Out' gets a literal video treatment

OK Go's new video was shot on a zero-gravity plane

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.

A conversation with Naughty by Nature

Naughty by Nature

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.

Cloud Cult's 'The Seeker' is a big dream realized

Cloud Cult

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.'

The Current's Guitar Collection: Martin Courtney, Martin 000-28

Martin Courtney, Martin OOO-28 acoustic guitar

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.