Articles by Will Schube
Foxing Is Nearing Perfection Onstage and in the Studio
Following the band’s Shaky Knees set, Conor Murphy wrestles with musical and existential questions.
The National, “I Am Easy to Find”
There are fewer layers, less fireworks; every part coalesces quietly.
White Denim Are No Longer Just an Austin Band
When they’re not on the road, James Petralli and Steve Terebecki are taking creative control with their own studio.
Quelle Chris Takes Aim at the Weaponization of Art
On “Guns,” the Detroit rapper continues to defy assigned labels.
In Conversation: Bing Liu’s Skate Doc “Minding the Gap” Is About a Lot More Than Skating
The first-time filmmaker on becoming a documentarian-of-all-trades—and trying not to miss anything.
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.”