Chris Payne


Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste,, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Mumford and Sons

Mumford & Sons 'Appalled' By Sexual Violence at Sweden's Bravalla Festival

Deeply disturbing news came out of last week’s Bravalla Festival -- BBC reports that five incidents of rape and 12 of sexual assault were made at the music fest in Norrkoping, Sweden. Mumford & Sons were among the headliners and the’ve issued a statement in support of the victims.