Eli Enis is a music and culture journalist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Vice, MTV News, The FADER, Stereogum, Teen Vogue, etc.
I spoke to three quintessential hyperpop producers about how they got started, what their workflow looks like, and where they think the scene will go in 2021.
I wrote about why popular artists are re-releasing their albums and older singles as "mood EP"'s to game Spotify's algorithm and milk the longevity of a song.
I talked to The Used frontman Bert McCracken about the harrowing stories that informed their 2004 album In Love & Death.
I wrote about how contrary to the many negative impacts that COVID-19 has had on the underground music industry, many indie labels actually had average or even great fiscal years in 2020.
I spoke with The Used's frontman Bert McCracken about the circumstances that influenced their first album and how he feels about the songs looking back.
I talked to a bunch of shoegaze bands and producers about how modern technology has allowed the genre to sound bigger, grander, and more crushingly beautiful than ever before.
I talked to Bladee and Mechatok about their collaborative album, the duality of luck, and the "tragedy" of the pop song.
I spoke with the songwriters of Architects about pushing the boundaries of metalcore and making an album that accurately speaks to overwhelming anxiety of the current moment.
I noticed that artists have been increasingly releasing seven-song projects that they promote as "EPs" or "non-albums", but still end up being categorized as Albums on Spotify. I investigated why this trend is happening for Water & Music.
I wrote a primer on the burgeoning genre of hyperpop music: its sound, its creative ethos, its attitude, and how the official "Hyperpop" Spotify playlist is driving it forward.
I talked to members of Code Orange, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, and Machine Girl about how heavy music has managed in a year without shows, what the landscape might look like when the pandemic ends, and their upcoming collaborative livestream event.
I spoke with experimental pop artist Dorian Electra about incels, edgelords, the masculinity crisis, and their new project My Agenda.