PREMIERE: Retail Space Play the Old Country Waltz on Synths in “Don’t Ask Me Why”
PREMIERE: Aidan Knight Goes Deep in “What Light (Never Goes Dim)” Video
The Dark Night: Jóhann Jóhannsson on “Orphée”
PREMIERE: Myke Bogan Invites You to “Take the Night Off” at Pickathon’s Slab Series
Trust us, you should do what the man says.
PREMIERE: Boone Howard Invites You to “Eat It Dog” in New Video
The onetime sound guy for Portugal. The Man has a sound of his own.
Laughtershock: Comedy As a Minor Form of Resistance
How do you laugh at anything after an election like this?
PREMIERE: Take a “Drag” with Day Wave for Original Tracks
The Oakland-based dream pop act brought their chill to the Original Penguin store in Chicago—sans rhythm section.
Express Yourself: Lee Fields on Life, Love, and Soul
In his mid-sixties and playing for ever-larger crowds, the New Jersey–based soul singer reflects on how he got here.
Pissed, Destroy, Etc.: On Joe Corré’s Sex Pistols Pyre and the “Death” of Punk
The son of Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood is more indebted to the forces he claims to detest than he might realize.
PLAYLIST: Paul Dufrene of Platter Playlists Shares Dark, Rainy Folk for the End of Fall
Draw up your collar, put on your wellies, and head out there.
PREMIERE: Golden Daze Give Up the “Ghost” in New Video
Visit your mom.
A House Divided: How Barry Moser’s “We Were Brothers” Offers a Way Forward After Trump
The author’s reflections on his relationship with his deeply racist brother make an appeal to our common humanity.
Five Records for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2016
They’re almost worth trampling someone over.
PREMIERE: Sara Lov Gets Animated in “Rain Up” Video
The heartfelt track from last year’s “Some Kind of Champion” gets an equally heartfelt clip.
Sanctuary: A Weekend at the House of Creatives Music Festival
With darkness encircling the nation, what better time to get lost in our southernmost major city?
Preserving the First-Place Legacy of Leonard Cohen, A Man Forever Confined to Second
In a year overwhelmed with dramatic departures, the profundity of Leonard Cohen’s exit was a little washed over—and may have been all the more appropriate for it.
Hometown Hero: Lucy Dacus Rises From River City
The up-and-coming singer-songwriter is the latest in a suddenly strong line of musicians who call Richmond, VA, home.
PREMIERE: Lou Barlow Stares into “The Breeze” in New Video
From the good-timin’ “Apocalypse Fetish” EP.
Make Stars Hollow Great Again: The Unsettlingly Relevant Political Reality of “Gilmore Girls”
Behind the blur of words and scrim of melodrama, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series shows us a buffoonish tyrant at work.
RIP: Sharon Jones (1956–2016)
The Queen of Funk.
Stardust Memories: Revisiting the Sound and Vision of Nicolas Roeg, David Bowie, and “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
On its fortieth anniversary, the sci-fi classic is getting a 4K re-release. Here, the earthlings involved—including cinematographer Tony Richmond and Bowie’s co-star Candy Clark—talk about the moment the star became a man.
Telefon Tel Aviv, “Fahrenheit Fair Enough” [reissue]
The reissue of the New Orleans IDM duo’s debut is a refreshing reminder of a more cerebral time.