The xx, “I See You”

The erstwhile minimalists have never made a record that sounds so glossy and full, but there’s not enough production polish in the world to mask the the hurt and the vulnerability at its core.

PREMIERE: Spirits Are High in the Video for NE-HI’s “Offers”

The Chicago quartet head out of the garage in search of whatever comes next.

Ordinary People: Ty Segall, Cory Hanson, and the Search for the American Pastoral

Strange as it may sound, two of music’s heaviest rock acts also function as two of its most sincere folk revivalists. But is it really a revival act at all?

Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White, “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”

On their covers LP, Morrissey & White stand shoulder to shoulder with classics from Sinatra & Hazlewood and Sonny & Cher.

Dig for Fire: 25 Upcoming Albums More People Should Be Talking About

From québécois kraut-funk to the return of two of indie rock’s most celebrated sidemen, these are the unsung albums we’re most excited for this year.

PREMIERE: The Dig Let Down Their “Jet Black Hair”

The New York quartet’s new album Bloodshot Tokyo is out February 3.

Brian Eno, “Reflection”

If there’s anything disappointing about Brian Eno’s career thus far, it’s that his oblique strategies have never taken him radically far away from the zones he settled and perfected.

PREMIERE: Hard Proof Bridge Western Rock and Sub-Saharan Funk in “Stinger”

The Austin ten-piece get an assist from the production work of Chris “Frenchie” Smith.

The Flaming Lips, “Oczy Mlody”

The oddball, acid-laced soliloquies that characterized Coyne’s Mad Hatter aesthetic from the start are still part-and-parcel of what drives his merry-to-morose ensemble.

PREMIERE: Dive into the Void with Cate Le Bon in the “Rock Pool” Video

The “Rock Pool” EP is out January 27 via Drag City.

Run the Jewels, “Run the Jewels 3”

There is immense catharsis in Killer Mike and El-P’s appetite for destruction.

PREMIERE: Futurebirds Take on Vic Chesnutt’s “Dodge” for Pickathon’s Slab Series

The latest from the Oregon festival’s 2016–2017 season.

Special Arrangements

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto turns deconstructed floristry into fine art.

The New Dawn of New Age

How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.

Get God on the Phone: Coachella 2017 Lineup is Announced

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar are your headliners.

Under the Influence: Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan-raised singer-songwriter treats a mundane gathering like a glass menagerie on his ANTI- debut “The Party.”

Dancing Through the Elements at Day for Night

Houston’s most innovative music and arts festival offers plenty of opportunities to get lost.

John Cale, “Fragments of a Rainy Season” [reissue]

Equipped with nothing more than a piano and occasionally a guitar on this live album from 1992, the former member of The Velvet Underground pulls something new out of so many songs from across his career.

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