Shoot to Thrill: Fifteen Australian Acts You Should Know

There’s more to the place than Tame Impala and knifey-spoony, you ignoramus.

Wire, “Silver/Lead”

The Colin Newman–led band is not the same as it used to be fifteen albums ago. And that’s exactly the point.

PREMIERE: The Como Mamas Command You to “Move Upstairs” on New Daptone LP

Continuing the surprisingly rich tradition of musical excellence in Panola County, Mississippi.

FLOODfest SXSW 2017 Takes Austin

Black Lips, Karen Elson, Middle Kids, and more helped us take over Cedar Street.

Real Estate, “In Mind”

Like previous Real Estate records, “In Mind” washes over the listener, pleasantly blending into the background.

Conor Oberst, “Salutations”

“Salutations” maintains the tattered humanity of its unaccompanied counterpart, but somehow makes it all go down a little smoother.

A Future of Progress: Past, Present, and Hendrix

Pop hero to trap villain and back again.

PREMIERE: Little Star Offers Up Their “Calming Ritual #1”

“Little Star” is out April 14 via Good Cheer Records.

Spoon, “Hot Thoughts”

There was always bound to be a straight-ahead dance-rock album from Spoon. How could there not be?

PREMIERE: Jake Xerxes Fussell Flips Duke Ellington’s “Jump for Joy”

Ascending to heaven comes with a steep caveat.

PREMIERE: Lunch Ladies Make Dream-Pop for the Garage on Debut LP

The New Jersey quartet are releasing “Down on the Sunset Strip” on Friday.

In Partnership with the Nonprofit Stupid Cancer, FLOOD to Present Balkan Beat Box’s Upcoming “Shout It Out” Tour

“Shout It Out” is out now via Digital Monkey.

Xiu Xiu, “Forget”

No one would make this record if they didn’t have to.

PREMIERE: Tuareg Rockers Tamikrest Find Refuge in the Desert in “Wainan Adobat”

From “Kidal,” the band’s forthcoming LP.

Sleaford Mods, “English Tapas”

Everything Sleaford Mods say in these twelve songs is thoroughly valid and, frankly, needs to be said.

Ibibio Sound Machine, “Uyai”

There’s a kind of political beauty in the sight of an empowered woman and her band communicating passionately and honestly.

PREMIERE: La Luz Buzz Through “You Disappear” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The “Weirdo Shrines” cut shimmers in the daylight.

In Conversation: Thundercat Has a Thunderchat About “Drunk,” Yacht Rock

Plus: You’ve been calling Kenny Loggins by the wrong name all these years.

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