Articles by Nate Rogers

All the Band Shirts Worn by the Baby Anarchist in “GLOW,” Ranked

Ready, steady, go.

FYF Fest Still Isn’t Coachella (And That’s a Good Thing)

Headliners were a story, as always, but they weren’t the story out of the fest’s inaugural three-day run at Expo Park.  

Non-Negotiable Casting Suggestions for Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Crank up the Beach Boys, baby: it’s time to figure this thing out.

Lorde, “Melodrama”

In an age of army-sized writing teams crushing any sense of person on most major label releases, Lorde exists as a disarmingly legitimate personality.

PREMIERE: Top Down Spread Their “Silver Ashes” in Video from Tour with Fred and Toody of Dead Moon

“Rough Roads” is out now via Voodoo Doughnut Recordings.

Does Ed from Radiohead Only Sing His Own Name? An Investigative Report

Not all fan theories are garbage.

PREMIERE: Frankie Cosmos Strips Down “On the Lips” in Iceland for Original Tracks

A long, long way from New York, Greta Kline and David Maine joined us for an acoustic version of the “Next Thing” track.

Woods, “Love Is Love”

If the critique of Woods is that they don’t shake things up enough, here is a definitive example to the contrary.

PREMIERE: Juans Unite in the Juan Wauters–Directed Video for Tall Juan’s “I Wish I Knew”

“Olden Goldies” is out May 5 via BUFU.

Mountain to Sound: The Returning Peaks and Hidden Valleys of Spoon

For a songwriter known for his inability to write a bad song, it’s easy to forget that Britt Daniel was once pushed to the brink. And whether he wants to or not, on “Hot Thoughts,” his group is bridging back to the beginning.

Foxygen, “Hang”

“Hang” feels like a dramatic work in eight parts—a vaudeville act about Hollywood and the bastardized Manifest Destiny that it’s created.

Ordinary People: Ty Segall, Cory Hanson, and the Search for the American Pastoral

Strange as it may sound, two of music’s heaviest rock acts also function as two of its most sincere folk revivalists. But is it really a revival act at all?

PREMIERE: Dive into the Void with Cate Le Bon in the “Rock Pool” Video

The “Rock Pool” EP is out January 27 via Drag City.

Innocent When You Meme: The Best Weird Internet Videos of 2016

Yeah, yeah, we get it. Beyoncé had a good year. But can we get on to the more important stuff now?

Preserving the First-Place Legacy of Leonard Cohen, A Man Forever Confined to Second

In a year overwhelmed with dramatic departures, the profundity of Leonard Cohen’s exit was a little washed over—and may have been all the more appropriate for it.

Transmissions from a Heartbroken Mob on a Los Angeles Freeway

With nationwide protests sending out a clear message, why does it all just feel like shouting in a bucket?

EZTV, “High in Place”

The Brooklyn power-pop trio have two albums to show for their two years of existence, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re currently batting a thousand.

Zen and the Art of Watching Tom Cruise Run

The current legacy of America’s most complicated movie star has long been defined by a YouTube clip of him jumping on a couch, but—praise Xenu—we finally have something to replace it.

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