Articles by Mike LeSuer

PLAYLIST: NNAMDÏ’s Songs to Isolate To

The songwriter talks “BRAT,” quarantine, and the tracks that are getting him through it.

Tame Impala and The Streets Have Something They Want to Tell Us

Kevin Parker and Mike Skinner tease a new track, likely to appear on a new Streets mixtape.

SIGNAL BOOST: 15 Tracks from March 2020 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few weeks.

PREMIERE: Bad History Month Shares Spite-Jam “A Survey of Cosmic Repulsion”

It’s the second single from Sean Sprecher’s forthcoming “Old Blues.”

LISTEN: Tame Impala Rework “The Slow Rush” from the “Imaginary Place”

The alternate version of Kevin Parker’s new LP sounds like you’re hearing it from outside the venue.

PLAYLIST: Dogleg’s Formative Punk, Emo, and Post-Hardcore Tracks

Alex Stoitsiadis shares a handful of tracks that influenced his band’s hectic punk sounds.

Jordana Breaks Down Her Bedroom-Pop LP “Classical Notions of Happiness” Track by Track

Jordana Nye gives some context for all thirteen tracks on her debut for Grand Jury.

PREMIERE: Olivia Awbrey Takes on Surveillance in “Geolocation at P.A.M.” Video

The songwriter traverses Portland in the clip for the “Dishonorable Harvest” opener.

PLAYLIST: Deeper’s No Ketchup Tunes

A collection of songs by the Windy City’s finest, including Melkbelly, Mykele Deville, Dehd, and The Hecks.

LISTEN: Run the Jewels Shares Greg Nice and DJ Premier Collab “Ooh LA LA”

It’s the second single from El-P and Killer Mike this week.

PREMIERE: Fearing Revisit Their First Panic Attack on “Sherbet”

The doomy West Coast coldwavers share the third single from “Shadow.”

Hundreds of Musicians Sign Open Letter Demanding Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed Workers

Fugazi, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bikini Kill are among the names listed.

PREMIERE: The Lovely Eggs Show Us Some Second-Rate Things in “Still Second Rate” Video

The clip is a “masterclass in how to not spend £20,000 on making a music video.”

Several Artists Push Back Release Dates Due to Coronavirus Uncertainty

HAIM, Jarvis Cocker, Hinds, Willie Nelson, and more reschedule their album releases for more certain time.

PREMIERE: Cold Years’ “62 (My Generation’s Falling Apart)” Video Is a Coming of Age Story

The Scottish punks share their new single with a satirical (and timely) video.

LISTEN: Car Seat Headrest Share Second Single from “Making a Door Less Open”

Will Toledo debuts “Martin” with a video of him washing dishes.

LISTEN: MGMT Share Lengthy B-Side “As You Move Through the World”

The ironically titled single arrives early in lieu of the duo’s cancelled tour.

Sacred Bones Shares New Benefit Comp for Artists Whose Tours Were Cancelled

New songs from Blanck Mass, Jenny Hval, SPELLLING, and more are available now, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the artists today.

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