Derek Scancarelli

Longreads Or Whatever

Good Times, Forever: Looking Back on 50 Years of the Monkees

This year saw a new record and a 50th anniversary tour, but two questions have always persisted: How do you define The Monkees? And what makes a Monkees song?
Derek Scancarelli
11.4.16
Interviews

How Developers Created Alternate Worlds in Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Game

We spoke to Game Director Hamish Millar about the process of creating Iron Maiden’s new mobile game.
Derek Scancarelli
7.29.16
The Score

How Composer Howard Shore Brought the Sounds of Tangier to William S. Burroughs' ‘Naked Lunch’

Mondo will bring three Shore scores from David Cronenberg films to vinyl this summer.
Derek Scancarelli
6.30.16
Premieres

Spencer Krug Just Wants to be Noble

Known primarily as the singer in Wolf Parade, Krug is also one fourth of Moonface and Siinai. Stream their LP ‘My Best Human Face’ for the first time and read our in-depth profile on the frontman.
Derek Scancarelli
6.1.16
we saw this

We Saw the Thirst and Cool Chaos of Kanye West's "Pablo" Pop-Up Shop

Mike Dean, hand-painted Levis jackets, and infamous streetwear resellers were all on-hand at Wooster street.
Craig Jenkins
Derek Scancarelli
3.20.16
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Flogging Molly’s Dave King Ranks the Band’s Catalog to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

They’re much more than drunken-Celtic-punk-records, but the band has been known to drain a Guinness keg.
Derek Scancarelli
3.17.16
Longreads Or Whatever

'Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX' Changed My Musical Landscape Forever

It was a lot more than Tech Decks, CCS Catalogs, and video games. It was a life.
Derek Scancarelli
2.7.16
Interviews

Brad Dassey, Half-Brother of Brendan Dassey from 'Making a Murderer,' Explains His Rap Track

Brad Dassey made "They Didn't Do It" to stand up for his half-brother, who is a key figure in the hit Netflix documentary.
Derek Scancarelli
1.13.16
Premieres

Low Cut High Tops’ Video For “Red Lipstick” Is Filled With Panty-Sniffing Resentment

"I wanted to make a song that was really quiet, and also loud as fuck."
Derek Scancarelli
11.19.15
Interviews

We Spoke to the Director of the New Blur Documentary 'New World Towers'

Director Sam Wrench highlights the perks and quirks of trailing the reunited Britpop legends as they launched their excellent comeback album 'The Magic Whip.'
Derek Scancarelli
11.14.15
Interviews

Still Kicking It, 25 Years Later: A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Takes Us Back to 1990

When People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was released, he was living with his grandma, hitting up roller skating rinks, and hanging out at The Music Factory in Queens.
Derek Scancarelli
11.13.15
Premieres

PREMIERE: Oakland's SWMRS Deal With Life Tomorrow on “Figure It Out”

Drive north and never come back.
Derek Scancarelli
11.6.15
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