La Discothèque: Phoenix on the Dancefloor Romance of “Ti Amo”
PREMIERE: Fletcher Tucker Crumbles on the Coast in “Descend”
Storms in Heaven: Ten Shoegaze Records You May Still Need to Hear
Living Hells: George Saunders, Octavia Butler, and the Quest for a Moral Fiction
George Saunders’ first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” follows in the footsteps of “Kindred” and “Cloud Atlas” in attempting to create a new kind of hell for the secular world—and in the process, it shows how fiction can still make a difference in Donald Trump’s America.
PREMIERE: Night Moves Wish You “Kind Luck” in New Video
From last year’s “Pennied Days.”
Meet the FLOOD Festival Guide, Presented by Toyota C-HR
Featuring in-depth stories on Vince Staples, Demetri Martin, Hundred Waters, and Buff Monster, in addition to our picks and tips for this year’s festival slate.
POW!: Twelve Albums That Influenced “Check Your Head”
Great record collectors make great records. Uh, sometimes.
PREMIERE: Male Gaze Demand That You “Tell Me How It Is”
“Miss Taken” is out June 30 via Castle Face.
Breaking: Demetrius Shipp Jr.
All eyes are on the first-time actor who was born to play the part of Tupac Shakur.
Grammy-Nominated Producer Ian Brennan Reflects on Working With At-Risk Albino Community in Tanzania
For International Albinism Awareness Day, the “White African Power” producer shares how music gave a forgotten people a sense of self.
PREMIERE: Banditos Make You Sweat in “Healin’ Slow” Video
A virtuosic performance from Mary Beth Richardson.
RECAP: DTS Space x The Sounds of Summer with XYLØ
June gloom be damned, we got summer started on a Hollywood rooftop.
PREMIERE: Sprint Through “My New Necklace”‘s Marathon with Turtlenecked
The young Portland punk has more styles than Harry.
Jim Jefferies Takes On the World
The Aussie outlaw comedian loses the leather jacket but keeps the foul mouth as he leans back on his new seat at the late-night comedy table.
24 Flavors of Chips Named for Bob Dylan That Aren’t Just a Song Title
“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” is not a chip flavor. “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Falafel” almost is.
PREMIERE: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Rip Through “Kindness Be Conceived” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
Throwing it back to a Slab Session so nice we premiered it twice.
In Conversation: Forest Swords Finds the Barest Way to Beauty
The British producer and sound collagist talks about opening himself to collaboration and simplifying his sound on his latest—and best—album, “Compassion.”
Breaking: Chastity Belt
On their third album, Seattle’s funniest punks come clean.
Wino Party: Bottlerock Basks in the Light of its Own Joy
These days, there’s a niche festival for everyone—even people who love the radio.
Dear Charlene: “I’m Not Interested”
Every month, comic and writer Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.
Breaking: Benjamin Booker
Three years after his debut the LA-based singer-songwriter questions whether bearing witness to history is enough.
Algiers, “The Underside of Power”
Rock history proves that if you’re going to try and awaken the world with a new message, you’d better wake them up with new sounds, too.