Articles by Lydia Pudzianowski

Priests, “Nothing Feels Natural”

Priests’s debut full-length feels like a natural extension of the DC band’s early EPs while simultaneously pushing the band’s sound forward.

Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White, “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”

On their covers LP, Morrissey & White stand shoulder to shoulder with classics from Sinatra & Hazlewood and Sonny & Cher.

Metallica, “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct”

Historically, metal’s biggest act has suffered the most when they try something new. “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” finds them slogging their way back to basics.

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?

Sad13, “Slugger”

If it feels like you’ve heard the lyrics on “Slugger” somewhere before, it’s probably because you’re a woman and you’ve thought them all.

Deap Vally: All Smiles

The LA duo and comedian Liza Treyger talk crocheting caps for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and taking babies on tour.

Breaking: Shovels & Rope

For the married duo behind the Charleston, South Carolina, Americana act, there is no line between music and life.

Natural Child, “Okey Dokey”

These dudes could blow smoke right in your face, and you’d just have to sit there, groovin’ on it.

Alex Cameron, “Jumping the Shark”

The mysterious Aussie singer-songwriter channels Suicide, Nick Cave, and David Lynch on Secretly Canadian’s re-release of his 2014 debut.

Happy Diving, “Electric Soul Unity”

Oakland unity metal with a splash of sunshine.

Breaking: Pill

The only Brooklyn post-punk quartet with a yakety sax and a devotion to Japanese disco are ready to offer you a dose of “Convenience.”

Remember Already: The Self-Definition of MUNA

With a strong debut EP to their name, the LA trio MUNA are ready to get serious.

Twenty-Three Short Stories About Lolla

This ain’t no recap, it’s a reenactment.

iji, “Bubble”

It’s got no place else to be, and it’s happy to be here.

In Conversation: Author Steve Miller on Where the Juggalos Roam

In his new book “Juggalo,” Steve Miller grapples with what it means to be a fan of the most hated band in the world.

Lucy Dacus, “No Burden”

“No Burden” is what would happen if your quietest, most thoughtful friend from college ran her journal through an electric guitar and a distortion pedal.

case/lang/veirs, “case/lang/veirs”

Given who’s involved here, there was no doubting that “case/lang/veirs” would be powerful. The only question is how they’d choose to use their power.

Xenia Rubinos, “Black Terry Cat”

There are hints of Judy Garland and Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, but Xenia Rubinos has created something all her own with her second album.

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