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A Eulogy for Ultimate Painting, One of Indie Rock’s Most Underappreciated Talents

The London duo should’ve become an institution. But with their final album supposedly scrapped, they’re at risk of becoming a footnote.

PREMIERE: Dante Elephante Leave Their Wireless Devices at Home on “Call Me (on the phone)”

Ruben Zarate’s surf pop project teases their yet-unannounced sophomore album with a new R&B-leaning single.

Pourin’ One Out: Four Promising Atlanta Bands That Called It Quits in 2017

…and four that thankfully didn’t.

PREMIERE: Priests Bring Their Spooky Energy to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Leila 20”

DC punk’s holiest emissaries belt out the cut from last year’s “Nothing Feels Natural.”

Check Your Passport: Revisiting the “Vampire Weekend” Story, Ten Years On

When Vampire Weekend arrived with a highly divisive debut a decade ago, the “preppy Columbia band does world music” narrative was set. But it wasn’t all that correct. 

Dear Charlene: “I’m Having a Hard Time Staying Away”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

The Emotional Ingredients of Blue Hawaii

The Montreal pop duo experiments with optimistic themes on their latest musical cocktail.

The Hired Lows: “Corporate”’s Creators Are Down to Funny Business

For Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, the recipe for the creative success of their comedy series “Corporate” is one part inspiration, one part perspiration, all parts depression.  

A Case-by-Case Legal History of Radiohead

Oh, so you’re such a big fan now? Name three of their lawsuits.

More Than Joke, Purpose: Did Das Racist Accidentally Fix Underground Hip-Hop?

Somewhere between Cage’s LaBeouf-directed “I Never Knew You” video and Brockhampton’s formation on a Kanye forum, something shifted. That something was almost definitely “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.”

PREMIERE: Chromeo Get “Jealous” for Original Tracks

The Canadian funktronica duo resurrects their catchy 2014 single for a passionate in-studio performance.

PREMIERE: Kal Marks Thaws Out on “Today I Walked…”

The sludgy Boston three-piece offers up another preview of their forthcoming “Universal Care.”

Stop Breaking Down: How the Jawbreaker Documentary Defied the Odds

“Don’t Break Down” looked like a movie that might never see the light of day. And then the Jawbreaker reunion happened.

What Men or Gods Are These: Jawbreaker Returns

More than twenty years after a bitter dissolution, the modern punk legends have rejoined. Here, members of the Jawbreaker scene and story recount the saga and impact of one of the heaviest—and most literary—bands ever.

Montreal Shines Light on Leonard Cohen’s Legacy With “A Crack in Everything”

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal exhibit commemorates Cohen with mixed-media installations ranging from a replication of the artist’s work space to interactive Wurlitzers.

The Best Reissues of 2017

Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.

Storms and Lights at Day for Night 2017

St. Vincent, Nine Inch Nails, and Pussy Riot rock under gray Houston skies.

The 2017 FLOOD Holiday Gift Guide

Clock’s a-tickin’, but we’ve got you covered. 

The Best TV of 2017

Ten shows that kept us watching, through binge and cringe.

The Best Films of 2017

Ten movies that defined the year, for better or for worse.

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