PLAYLIST: The SiriusXMU “Download 15” Festival Season Playlist

Prep for your next festival destination with an XMU-curated playlist featuring St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Jack White, and more.

PLAYLIST: The Alt-8 Artists You Need to Know

SiriusXM’s Alt Nation DJ and music programmer Jeff Regan breaks down eight rising festival artists you don’t want to miss.

Death Cab for Cutie Are Summoning the Past to Move Toward the Future

With the band now over twenty years old, Ben Gibbard is rethinking what Death Cab means, for him and for you.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Outside Lands 2018

Eleven years after its debut, the Golden Gate Park extravaganza continues to push away the fog.

Sunflower Bean Are Stretching Things Out

The trio are careful about what they do in the studio, but once they hit the stage all bets are off.

Shooter Jennings, “Shooter”

Shooter Jennings has never let convention or the commonplace slow his roll or stand in the way of a great notion.

Outlaw Country, Saharan Folk, and Cosmic Sorcery: Into the Woods for Pickathon 2018

The Happy Valley music festival once again stands out during festival season by embracing its natural surroundings and simply enlisting musicians who fit the scene.

Mac Miller, “Swimming”

Mac Miller has been open about his struggles in the past, and “Swimming” is rooted in trying to find a way to stay afloat.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Beach Goth 2018

The Growlers-curated festival returns with a brand new energy—not to mention a resurrected Ramones.

Lollapalooza 2018: The Youth Shall Set You Free

As the Chicago-set music festival ages, its audience appears to be getting younger.

FLOODfest Chicago 2018 Holds Court

Japanese Breakfast, St. Vincent, and Just Loud tore up the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel for FLOODfest’s fourth year.

PREMIERE: Night Shop Contemplates the Finitude of Love on “The Ship Has Sailed”

The latest track from Justin Sullivan’s debut heads back into the woods.

Spider Bags, “Someday Everything Will Be Fine”

No matter who Spider Bags sort of sound like, they always sound like themselves.

It’s Time to Talk About Those “Music From and Inspired by ‘Spider-Man’” Albums

The official unofficial soundtracks to Sam Raimi’s trilogy reflect an odd moment in the history of popular movie soundtracks—namely one in which the soundtracks’ songs don’t actually appear in the movies.

Ross from Friends, “Family Portrait”

Ross from Friends’ debut indulges in humor and the minutiae of legacy, handling the details with care.

Buddy, On the Corner

The Compton local wants you to reconsider your perceptions of his neighborhood—and of him. 

PREMIERE: Dead Hearts Club Mourn “Dead Friends” in Video

Dead Hearts Club remember those they’ve lost once upon a time in the deserted west.

Bass Drum of Death, “Just Business”

A 1-2-3-go punk-pop record in the Buzzcocks vein with a nice little bend in the tempo, as if you just got zapped by lightning.

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