A Primer on Paul McCartney’s Complicated History with—and Triumphant Return to—Japan
PREMIERE: Parker Gispert Shines On “Sunlight Tonight”
Dear Charlene: “My Mom Wants to Do Everything with Me”
PREMIERE: Overcoats Let Go of Love on “I Don’t Believe in Us” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The duo leave a relationship behind with smiles and pep in a song from their debut LP YOUNG.
PLAYLIST: IAN SWEET Presents Songs About Crushes
Jilian Medford shares ten tracks about crushing (and getting crushed by) crushes that helped inspire Crush Crusher.
PREMIERE: HONNE Rework “Day 1” for a Brooklyn School Gymnasium
It’s not quite “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” but the new video sees the UK pop duo transform in an elementary setting.
Beastie Boys Get an A for Their Book Report
The “Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct” tour was a funny, moving, and irreverent spectacle—all soundtracked by breakbeats and scratches.
PREMIERE: Craig Wedren Shares New “Into the Blue Sky” Demo, Originally Written for Chris Cornell
The former Shudder to Think vocalist serves up a rework of a track originally written with the late grunge icon in mind.
PREMIERE: Vera Sola Paints Many “Shades” of Southern Gothic
Recorded alone in a St. Louis studio, the songwriter’s debut LP introduces a unique new voice to the indie folk scene.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Metallica at The Masonic
The iconic metal group went unplugged—or at least slightly de-electrified—for a benefit show this past weekend.
The New Wilderness of Liars
Angus Andrew has stepped off alone with his group, and returned to Australia in the process. And if you’re still looking for a theme, he’ll be glad to explain it to you.
PREMIERE: HARAM Draw First “دم Blood” in Fourth Season of Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
Kicking off a new season of the festival video series, the hardcore punks raze the Pickathon Slab in under two minutes.
Mandy Is Metal
If you squint, Panos Cosmatos’s latest psychedelic feature is actually a lonesome martyr’s fantasy to save heavy metal from the Reagan administration’s threatening anti-pornography policies.
PREMIERE: Glass Dove Drift Into the “Cigarette Sunset”
Josh Benus introduces his new indie pop project with the assistance of Liz Cooper.
Paul Dano and the Importance of Being Earnest
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.
Wu-Tang Clan: Twenty-Five Years Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.
Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass
Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.
The Rage and Resistance of M.I.A.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the pop star and fervent activist.
PREMIERE: The Kooks Feel “No Pressure” In Their US Tour Video
Along with the clip, the indie mainstays offer up a new set of February US dates.
Deerhoof’s Ed Rodriguez Is a Very Easy Scare
The experimental rock vets put their spin on two creepy classics from “The Shining”’s soundtrack—and Rodriguez, who took the helm on the project, might have been the most spooked out of everyone involved.
Spinning Fortuna’s Wheel at Voodoo 2018
When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a music festival and get more out of life.
The Beatles, “The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition”
If not for the fissure amongst the Beatles’ ranks, the lustrous brilliance and weird experimentalism of this collection wouldn’t shine so bright fifty years later.