Articles by Will Schube
Dr. Octagon Gave Us Two Decades to Catch Up, But They’re Still a Thousand Years in the Future
Tired of waiting for everyone else to join them, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, and DJ QBert have touched back down on Earth.
Soundtracking the Domestic Horror of “Hereditary” with Colin Stetson
With A24’s latest triumph now in theaters, Stetson walks us through his collaboration with director Ari Aster and the film scores that have shaped his work.
La Luz, “Floating Features”
La Luz are turning their garage rock early days into something shimmering and alluring, yet laced with venom and sharp edges.
H.C. McEntire, “LIONHEART”
On her debut solo LP, H.C. McEntire remains an effusive, unrelenting force amidst a shifted landscape.
The Emotional Ingredients of Blue Hawaii
The Montreal pop duo experiments with optimistic themes on their latest musical cocktail.
Easy Rider: Gemma Thompson of Savages Goes Behind Her Score for “Along for the Ride”
The Savages guitarist walks us through the making and spirit of her score for Nick Ebeling’s new Dennis Hopper documentary.
Spoon, “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” [10th Anniversary Reissue]
“Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” is the logical conclusion of Spoon’s commercial appeal and their innovativeness, an effort seamlessly weaving between earworm melodies and genuine experimentation.
Torres, “Three Futures”
Sometimes the best things are the ones that remain the same.
Protomartyr, “Relatives in Descent”
Detroit’s most amiable punks explores their sound and considerably extend its boundaries.
Kamasi Washington, “Harmony of Difference” [EP]
From a quiet, smooth opening, Kamasi Washington’s new EP grows to enormous heights.
Ben Frost, “The Centre Cannot Hold”
Frost’s music can be grating, obstructive, evil, sinister, and ugly. Yet there’s something both charming and beautiful in how he embraces these characteristics.
Mount Kimbie, “Love What Survives”
Maker and Campos find a way to bring their collaborators toward their sound, not the other way around, and the results are outstanding.
Action Bronson, “Blue Chips 7000”
Most of all, Bronson simply seems fully in control of the world he’s created on “Blue Chips 7000.”
Grizzly Bear, “Painted Ruins”
On their first record in five years, the venerable group starts small.
The Districts, “Popular Manipulations”
This is how most of “Popular Manipulations” works: starts modest, grows bolder, ends up on a mountaintop.
In Conversation: With “Mellow Waves,” Cornelius Crashes on American Shores Again
It took eleven years, but the Japanese songwriter has returned.
Tyler, The Creator, “Flower Boy”
Tyler’s always been an immensely talented producer and rapper, but he’s never put together an album as cohesively as he does here.
Shabazz Palaces Is Ishmael Butler’s Path to Understanding
We speak with the Seattle legend to figure out how, exactly, he always stays one step ahead of the game.