Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with James Houlahan

Four albums deep, James Houlahan is still reveling in the wonder and imagination of the record-making process. His new LP, The Wheel Still in Spin, drifts through varied states of being, musically and lyrically evoking the stillness against constant motion…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Mad Crush

You could say Mad Crush know a thing or two about music. Only years of experience can explain the wry wit and complimentary musicianship of the songs on the band’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album. One part June Carter sassing Johnny…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ben Fisher

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been addressed in American music. But on Ben Fisher’s latest release, the Damien Jurado-produced Does the Land Remember Me?, the Seattle-based folk artist—who spent three years living in Israel—dives headfirst into an entire concept album on…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Loren Cole

If there is one thing you can learn from Loren Cole, it’s to question everything. The singer-songwriter came of age in the digital world, but even she finds the whole social media landscape a bit exhausting. Her debut album, For the Sake of…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with John Smith

Around this time last month, John Smith dropped the first tune from off of a forthcoming, soon-to-be-officially-announced album. ‘Willy Moore’ is an old-time American folk classic of uncertain origins, likely to have been written sometime during the early 1900s. Smith…

Interview | FFS 5 with Lindsay Kay

L.A. by way of Canada singer-songwriter Lindsay Kay puts forth a collection of songs centered around womanhood and femininity on her debut LP, For the Feminine, by the Feminine (out Oct. 5). The project was made start-to-finish by women and…