Mike Hilleary

Mike Hilleary is the author of On the Record: Music Journalists on Their Lives, Craft and Careers. In addition to InsideHook, he's written for GQ, Vanity Fair, FLOOD, Pitchfork, Paste, and Under the Radar. He spends what little spare time he has left in the day building LEGO sets with his kids.

All Articles From Mike Hilleary

“Chutes Too Narrow” at 20: An Interview With James Mercer of The Shins

The band’s founder and frontman reflects on the make-or-break album, the Neil Young influence, and whether it represents the peak of his songwriting

Beach Bunny's Lili Trifilio Talks TikTok Stardom and New Album

After going viral on the social media platform, the indie-rock band returns with an excellent new album

How Heartbreaking LA Failures Inspired Christian Lee Hutson’s “Quitters”

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst produced the singer-songwriter's excellent new record

How a Pair of Filmmakers Gained the Trust of the Elusive Brian Wilson

Director Brent Wilson and journalist Jason Fine reflect on their time with the legendary musician

Chris Carrabba Looks Back on "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most"

Twenty years later, the Dashboard Confessional frontman reflects on his band's breakthrough album and the golden age of emo