Philip Cosores is a freelance writer and photographer for Diffuser.fm, beginning in March of 2013. He is the Director of Aux.Out., the long-form section of Consequence of Sound, where he also contributes a monthly column, The Day Room. He regularly writes and takes pictures for Paste Magazine, The Orange County Register, and Noisey/Vice, and has appeared in Myspace, East Bay Express, Spinner (RIP), LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Brooklyn Vegan, and others, including Beats Per Minute, where he served as Managing Editor. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from U.C. Santa Cruz and is the proud owner of a tiny dog named Tumbleweed.
Bad Religion Discuss ‘Christmas Songs,’ Explain the ‘Desecration’ of Punking Up Religious Favorites
Don't worry -- these guys haven't found the lord.
AFI Discuss Playing Riot Fest, Satisfying Old Fans + Making New Album ‘Burials’
Eighteen years after the release of their debut and more than a decade since they broke out of the Bay Area punk scene, AFI are back with their ninth full-length collection, 'Burials.' But don't let the title mislead you: The band is alive and well. They're simply enjoying the perks of success, one being the freedom to wait four years between albums.
Cage the Elephant Discuss New Album ‘Melophobia,’ Touring With Muse + the Poetry of Everyday Life
It may seem easy to lump Cage the Elephant in with the rest of the radio-rock world, but with their third album, 'Melophobia,' it's clear they're not expecting to be lumped in with anyone.
Grouplove Discuss Maintaining Momentum on ‘Spreading Rumours,’ Learning From Famous Father
In 2011, Grouplove's 'Tongue Tied' was the second-biggest alternative radio hit of the year, right behind 'Somebody That I Used to Know,' Gotye's inescapable duet with Kimbra. The song was huge, and in the lead-up to their sophomore LP, 'Spreading Rumours.' the Los Angeles five-piece has shown drive and determination, not to mention a certain amount of savvy.
Holy Ghost! Talk Competing with My Bloody Valentine, Recording New Album ‘Dynamics’ + More
New York City duo Holy Ghost! had a definite goal with the release of their second album, 'Dynamics,' out this week.
Neko Case, ‘The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You’ – Album Review
To say Neko Case is exorcising demons on 'The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You' is unfair. She long ago came to terms with her parents' failures, and in an interview with NPR, she spoke candidly about their deaths, revealing they never wanted a child and didn't treat her well.
The Dodos, ‘Carrier’ – Album Review
With their big Miller Chill deal long behind them, the Dodos carry on in a workmanlike fashion -- a reflection, perhaps, of their survival needs as professional musicians.
10 Best Modest Mouse Songs
The Modest Mouse catalog can easily be divided into two categories: their major-label '00s output and their independent '90s releases.
FYF Fest 2013 Day Two Recap: My Bloody Valentine Battle Sound Issues, Baroness Bounce Back + More
On Sunday (Aug. 25), the second and final day of FYF Fest 2013, many fans on hand for the L.A. event fell into one of two camps. First, there were those that pretty much only cared about My Bloody Valentine, playing SoCal for the first time since 2009 and promoting one of the year's most talked-about albums. Then, there were those that didn't care about MBV -- or at least didn't care enough to sta
FYF Fest 2013 Day One: Death Grips Show Up, Deerhunter Wig Out + More – Exclusive Photos
FYF Fest has come a long way in 10 years. From the small venues of Echo Park to its current Chinatown home in Los Angeles, the fest is known for its commitment to fans and music, and for experiencing its share growing pains. But 10 appears to be the magic number in terms of getting things right and maintaining the spirit on which the event was founded.