In Conversation: Neil Hamburger Is Giving the Vocal Performance of His Life

Gregg Turkington on the intersection of punk rock and easy listening and bringing absurdist sincerity to the masses.

PREMIERE: Ten Fé Get Blissed Out Thinking About “Echo Park”

The soft rock ensemble share another breezy single from their forthcoming second LP, as well as some highlights from their recent US tour.

Christian Rock Is a Brand, Not a Genre

An investigation into the only category of music entirely defined by its constricting censorship.

Soccer Mommy Is Taking Time to Reflect

Sophie Allison talks fate, knowing your angles, and what you can’t learn in school.

Fall, Glimmer, Sparkle, and Fade: Everclear at Twenty-Five

Everclear’s debut album is turning twenty-five. Art Alexakis tells us all about what came before and after it.

The Best Songs of 2018

Ten tracks we relied on in an ever-changing year.

What a Fool, and Shad, Believe

On the concept album “A Short Story About a War,” the Canadian rapper has created a world—and a war—that’ll hit close to home, wherever you are.

Van Morrison, “The Prophet Speaks”

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist may be the twentieth century’s most fascinating interpreter of other composers’ vocal music.

PREMIERE: Talos Focuses on the Outsider in “See Me” Video

For his latest intricate synth-pop orchestration, Talos offers up a heartfelt video—despite its dark subject matter.

The Best Albums of 2018

Twenty-five albums to kill your loneliness. Or at least make it suffer a little.

Sound Bath at the Black Dahlia House: Sigur Rós’ Liminal Music Series Returns

It’s beautiful stuff, and the hipsters are listening attentively, many with heads bowed and eyes closed, vibing out to the celestial sounds.

PREMIERE: Milo Reject’s Track Edits on “Stet” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The left-field hip-hop troubadour brings his wired analogies to the Pickathon stage.

Redd Kross, “Teen Babes From Monsanto” + “Hot Issue” [reissues]

It’s really about the sheer thrill of Redd Kross’ ability to just matter-of-factly, glam-a-riffically rock the fuck out.

New Reality: On the Road with SRSQ

Kennedy Ashlyn walks us through her recent West Coast mini-tour with a photo diary.

CHAI Wants to Know What Words Are Worth

The Japanese band is rocketing into the West with a full-blown stylistic vision firmly in place. And that vision doesn’t include any preconceived notions of what it means to be “cute.”

The 1975, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”

Finding a balance between joy and self-seriousness, this is the quartet’s finest and most decadent album to date.

PREMIERE: Anna Shoemaker Puts the Past Behind Her in “Want Something (Say Something)” Video

The pop-R&B singer-songwriter brings the East Side single to life with a Chloe Corner–directed video.

The Real World and Road Rules of Swearin’

Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt were just getting started when Swearin’ first called it quits. But then they said fuck all that and made something new.


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