Blatant Animal Collective Ripoff: On the Disappointingly Impermanent Influence of “Merriweather Post Pavilion”’s Washer Pop

Commemorating Animal Collective’s earnest stab at moving popular rock music forward and the nine bands that should be dictating the sounds of 2018.

Hyper-Girlish Sci-Fi and Trump Parallels in Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”

Long before it became a Disney blockbuster, "A Wrinkle in Time" was a book—and Meg Murry a heroine—familiar to brainy girls the world over.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Air + Style 2018

In its fourth year, Shaun White’s music and boarding festival brings the Winter Olympics to Downtown LA.

Sunita Mani Defies Comfort Zones

From stilt-walking to viral rap videos, your guess as to where the “GLOW” star will appear next is as good as ours.

She’s #IndieButMajor: Singer DΔWN on Amplifying the Voices of Independent Musicians

With the film industry starting to catch up in terms of the recognition and inclusion of independent film, Dawn Richard is pushing for the same progress to be made in music. 

PREMIERE: Ghost-Note Whip Up the Perfect “Milkshake” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The Grammy-winning percussion duo crams an entire set’s worth of energy into five minutes with the help of some friends.

Best Supporting Inanimate Objects 2018

You know who the unsung heroes are? Those inanimate objects who aid actors and directors in their quest to make us feel something.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Noise Pop 2018

In its twenty-sixth year, San Francisco’s week-long music and arts festival is louder now than it’s ever been.

PREMIERE: Ladytron Returns with Synthpop Single “The Animals”

The British electronic band is back after seven years with a song about the beast within us all.

In Conversation: Vicky Krieps on “Phantom Thread” and Feminine Strength

The actress stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest and Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”—both roles in which she plays wife to great men who need her much more than they realize.

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread,” and The Myths We Create

The director entwines reality and fiction in much of his recent work, and in the process reveals emotional truths that wouldn’t otherwise have come to light.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Five 2017 Albums, Ranked

The proggy psych septet destroyed any traditional conception of a release cycle last year, but each of their five LPs are worth talking about on their own.

U.S. Girls’ New One Is All the Rage

With “In a Poem Unlimited,” Meg Remy turns pop into protest.

This Exhibit Goes to Eleven: A Walk Through Reykjavík’s Punk Museum

The Icelandic Punk Museum features a sizable collection of Nordic punk history dating from the late ’70s to early ’90s.

Things Called “Arm and Hammer,” Ranked

Counting off five Hammers that are just so hyped.

The Joyously Sad World of Anna Burch’s Bummer Pop

The Detroit-based singer/songwriter juxtaposes buoyant instrumentation with heavy subject matter on her solo debut, “Quit the Curse.”

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.

Leaving Here: Franz Ferdinand’s New Shade

Moving on after the departure of founding member Nick McCarthy, frontman Alex Kapranos explains how his band invented a fresh identity for “Always Ascending.”

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.

In Conversation: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk on “Funk Plus One” and the Hidden Gems of American Music

When he’s not busy playing in one of the most beloved indie bands around, Chris Funk is looking for the stories that get to the core of what drives musicians.

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

…and four that thankfully didn’t.



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