Recording Under the Influence

Motion Graphics On…
Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Commercial Work, Mario Paint Me...

The Co La collaborator on what REALLY inspired his Domino Records debut

Solar Bears On… Severe Oceanscapes, Cannibalistic Anime Characters, and Locally Sourced Psiloc...

Lucius On… Dogs, Yayoi Kusama, Bubble Tea, 2001: A Space Odyssey and More

What really went into their new art-pop album 'Good Grief'

Algiers Share What Really Inspired Their Stormy Debut Album

Discussed: hauntology, black thought, Afro-futurist hip-hop, 'Stalker' and more

Bing & Ruth On… Frisbees, Tornadoes, Joan Didion and Fake Fireplace Videos

Jenny Hval on… Paris Hilton’s Sex Tape, Political Theory, Music Criticism & More

"The more I watched this video, the more I lost interest in Paris and took interest in his stressful, somewhat desperate staging of himself"

Young Fathers On… Truthful Bass Tones, Magical Rugs, Noise Makers and More

"He’s opened his fly and is shouting to me and pissing in the doorway. He’s in my time; he belongs to me."

The Faint On… Sewing, Skateboarding, Collage Art & Metaphysical Pool Tables

"These toys became my obsession, my identity, my self worth. They taught me about confidence, gravity and pain."

Patten Explains His Influences Through 10 YouTube Clips

Discussed: Mark E. Smith, alien landings, Maya Angelou, chess, Erik Satie, basketball and more

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek Discusses Five of His Non-Musical Influences

"My mom has a stability about her—a calm, a graceful way. And she can kick anyone's ass at Scrabble."

Jessy Lanza On…Hamilton’s Strangest Szechuan Restaurant, ‘Star Trek’ Sleep A...

"Weird stuff happens in it—random brawls, kitchen fires, servers randomly wearing costumes, etc."

Express Rising On…Pinball, Cemitas, Peru & Mountain Climbers

"There is obviously some kind of poetry to be found there"

Nadine Shah On…The Beauty of Repetition, Frida Kahlo, Philip Larkin, and More

Soft Metals On … Past Lives, Nature Walks, ‘Barbarella’ and More

Pete Swanson On … ‘Police Academy’, Columbia’s Nursing Program, ’90s P...