Devon Antonetti has been a contributor for Diffuser.fm since October 2012. Her work has appeared on The Huffington Post, USAToday.com, Consequence of Sound, and The Daily Beast. She currently lives on a couch in Brooklyn.
L.A. Rockers Kitten on Opening for No Doubt, Playing Women’s Prisons + More
Most aspiring teenage musicians don't sign to Elktra Records, headline national tours and open for No Doubt, but Chloe Chaidez wouldn't have it any other way. The 18-year-old singer delivers heavy '80s-influenced L.A. rock with her band Kitten, purveyors of a sound falling between Metric and Eurythmics.
Dead Gaze Leader Cole Furlow Talks Recording Debut Album, ‘Brain Holiday,’ at His Dream Studio
Growing up in Jackson, Miss., sitting on the edge of the storied region that spurred Delta blues and some of rock's most important music, Cole Furlow knew all about local history.
Of Monsters and Men Discusses New ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Song ‘Silhouettes’
Returning with their first new material since 'My Head is an Animal,' their breakout 2011 debut, Icelandic six-piece Of Monsters and Men have attached themselves to one of this fall's hottest films.
Matthew E. White Talks International Upbringing, New ‘Outer Face Edition’ of His Debut Album
Part jazz aficionado, part folk-tinged gospel crooner, Matthew E. White lays out expansive arrangements of soulful rock with avant-garde infusions. The native of Richmond, Virginia, has a résumé that boasts collaborations with Sharon Van Etten, the Mountain Goats and Justin Vernon, and his sprawling 2012 debut record, 'Big Inner,' introduced him as a powerful musician in his own right.
Night Beats Discuss Vintage Recording Techniques On New Album ‘Sonic Bloom’
Seattle psych-rockers Night Beats take a classic approach to their music, delivering a '70s-inspired garage sound and achieving that vintage feel in the simplest way possible. The trio recorded their recently released sophomore album, 'Sonic Bloom,' live in a warehouse studio space with only the basics. The decidedly lo-fi LP is even available on cassette tape, a format they've gone back to with a
Capsula Talk Nabbing David Bowie’s Producer and Heading to Kentucky to Record ‘Solar Secrets’ Album
Having paid homage to David Bowie throughout their 15 years together, Argentinian trio Capsula finally nabbed the Thin White Duke's longtime producer Tony Visconti for their latest release, 'Solar Secrets.' The band's name is derived from the Spanish form of "capsule," as mentioned in the Visconti-produced Bowie classic 'Space Oddity,' so working with the studio ace brought the group ful
Montreal Synth-Popper Jef Barbara Discusses Bowie, Florida, ‘Dynasty’ + His New Album ‘Soft to the Touch’
Montreal synth-popper Jef Barbara describes his aesthetic and musical tastes and explaines the differences between recording in French and in English. He also touches on Bowie, 'Dynasty' and how he got a bunch of kids to be in his new video.
The 1975 Discuss Debut Album, Hit Single ‘Chocolate’ + Long Path to Fame – Exclusive Video
After more than a decade together, U.K. rockers the 1975 released their eponymous debut album earlier this month. Formed in Manchester, England, in 2002, the band has appeared in various incarnations, struggling at home and abroad to make waves with their angsty and infectious sound. Recent singles like 'Chocolate' have finally reversed their fortunes.
White Poppy Talks Overcoming Depression, Recording Self-Titled Debut Album
Crystal Dorval is searching for contentment. The British Columbia native creates dreamy psychedelic pop under the name White Poppy, and much like her opiate namesake, her music induces an almost instant state of calm. Her self-titled debut, due out Sept. 3, is framed by celestial distortion and blurry vocal harmonies both tranquil and eerie. But White Poppy's therapeutic efforts don't stop at her
Thriftstore Masterpiece’s Charles Normal on Working With Frank Black + Isaac Brock to Revive Lee Hazelwood Gem
A forgotten collection of demos from the 1960s is getting new life thanks an imaginative producer and his famous friends from the Pixies, the Dandy Warhols and Art Brut.