Articles by Mike LeSuer
SIGNAL BOOST: Tropical Fuck Storm Announce Sophomore LP “Braindrops”
After dropping a pair of singles, the Aussie art rockers have settled on August 23 for their second Joyful Noise release.
WATCH: PUP Dedicate Their Latest Video to “Sibling Rivalry”
An animated picture book recounting an ill-advised camping trip serves as the Toronto punks’ latest visual treatment.
Mannequin Pussy Learn to Accept Who They Are
Marisa Dabice unpacks the self-acceptance, self-hatred, and freedom of individuality that went into writing the punk band’s new album, “Patience.”
These Are the Best Theme Park Rides, According to Telethon
On the release day of “Hard Pop,” the Milwaukee pop-punk quintet contextualize their indisputably fun sounds.
PREMIERE: Rich Jones and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Get Airborne in “Dreaming” Video
The Chicago rapper and his co-pilot turn the “Shoulder You Lean On” single into an aerial stress dream.
Rocks in Your Head Records Announce “Hot Sick Vile & Fun” Compilation and Rocks in Your Head Festival
Sonny Smith’s label preps a festival in his native SF and an accompanying compilation LP.
SadGirl Break Down “Water” Track by Track
Misha Lindes details the story behind each of the debut record’s ten songs.
LISTEN: Vagabon Announces LP “All the Women in Me,” Shares “Flood Hands”
Lætitia Tamko’s second album will arrive September 27 via Nonesuch Records.
PLAYLIST: Sports Team’s Guide to the Best New U.K. Artists
As they blitzkrieg the U.S. with a quick slew of tour dates, the post-punks smuggle us a list of the hottest bands making waves in their native land.
PREMIERE: The Appleseed Cast Brave the “Chaotic Waves” on New Single
The emo first-wavers ready their first album in nearly five years with another track unveil.
PREMIERE: Maneka Announces Debut LP with “Never Nowhere”
The former Speedy Ortiz guitarist has “Devin” scheduled for a July 26 release via Exploding in Sound.
Go Party with Everything Is Terrible!
The “Jerry Maguire”–hoarding collective invites you to break in their new East LA storefront with them July 6.
In “Vampire’s Kiss,” We’re Laughing with Nicolas Cage, Not at Him
Thirty years later, the black comedy remains among the most underrated films in the Cage canon.
PLAYLIST: Froth Identify the Mental Haze Which Inspired “Duress”
An auditory illusion that sparked an internet phenomenon wasn’t the only influence on the LA psych trio’s fourth album.
Katie Dey Breaks Down Her Woozy New LP “Solipsisters” Track by Track
The hypnagogic pop experimentalist unpacks themes of life, death, and bodiless existence on her third solo album.
PREMIERE: Crag Mask Put New Haven on the Map with “Secret Plane”
The new single from the Connecticut rockers further distances Zackery Abramo from his experimental pop past in Vundabar.
PLAYLIST: Palehound’s Songs That Inspired “Black Friday”
Ellen Kempner cites eleven songwriting influences on the Boston trio’s latest LP for Polyvinyl.
Unravelling the Magic of “Galaxy Quest” with Hembree
Brothers Alex and Austin Ward host what is quite likely the only podcast entirely devoted to the 1999 sci-fi comedy.