We Are Scientists

| Jun 13, 2008

We Are Scientists

by David Hickey

Three years after their catchy debut “With Love and Squalor” burrowed its way into the homes of 150,000 people worldwide, Brooklyn-based indie-rockers We Are Scientists are back. Comprising Keith Murray (guitars/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass/vocals), this time around the duo’s plan for world domination ...

MY PLAYLIST: Cornelius

| Mar 21, 2008

MY PLAYLIST: Cornelius

by David Hickey

Keigo Oyamada stopped writing hits a long time ago. Not playing the pop star suits him just fine. It gives Oyamada — formerly of Flipper’s Guitar but better known since 1993 as avant-pop boffin Cornelius — more time to indulge his multimedia fantasies to ...

Ian Brown

| Feb 29, 2008

Ian Brown

by David Hickey

‘Every time I do interviews, they ask me about the same things — poverty, war and the power of the church,” says 45-year-old Ian Brown by telephone from Manchester. Tired of being quoted out of context, for his latest solo album, “The World is ...

MY PLAYLIST: British Sea Power

| Jan 25, 2008

MY PLAYLIST: British Sea Power

by Ian Martin

“Originally we wanted to record it as a psychedelic jam session, but in the end we just couldn’t help writing tunes,” says British Sea Power vocalist Yan (born Scott Wilkinson) of the making of their third (and arguably best) album, “Do You Like Rock ...

MY PLAYLIST: Robert Wyatt

| Oct 26, 2007

MY PLAYLIST: Robert Wyatt

by David Hickey

“I think there are more jokes on it than people might realize,” says one of the most distinctive voices in British pop, Robert Wyatt, when asked why his latest album isn’t exactly a laugh-a-minute listen despite being titled “Comicopera.” “I used to joke that ...