The Grounded Otherworldliness of serpentwithfeet
The geographies, childhood memories, and necessary failures that tilled the earth for Josiah Wise to build on.
Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Bon Voyage”
A mind-bending, immersive work, providing a glimpse inside Melody Prochet’s labyrinthine imagination.
The Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)
From Amen Dunes to Yo La Tengo, twenty-five releases from this year that are leading the pack.
The Spontaneous Chemistry of Deeper
How four sweet dudes from Chicago came up in the DIY rock scene and made a killer debut album.
Gruff Rhys, “Babelsberg”
Rhys has an ideal voice for these space-age ballads and cosmic troubadour rambles.
Lykke Li, “so sad so sexy”
Even if you don’t 100 percent buy into all of Lykke’s dark/light kooky mysticism, “so sad so sexy” is what it promises.
Snail Mail Grows Up
Lindsey Jordan’s first full-length has no shortage of adolescent angst—she’s only nineteen, after all—but the indie rock prodigy is maturing fast.
Kids See Ghosts, “Kids See Ghosts”
While Kanye’s lyrical performances are a marked improvement over his slapdash “ye” verses, “Kids See Ghosts” works best when he allows room for Cudi to shine.
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.
Uniform & The Body, “Mental Wounds Not Healing”
A collaboration that is a chilling assessment of our national disharmony.
Neko Case, “Hell-On”
Neko Case’s commiserations with women are simultaneously understated and powerful.
Arcade Fire Channels Their Inner Absurdist in “Chemistry” Video
We talk with Win Butler about the new Ray Tintori–directed video, and go behind the scenes of the track’s recording in an exclusive in-studio live clip.
gobbinjr, “ocala wick”
Behind moments of timidity lurks a menacing DGAF attitude.
Kanye West, “ye”
With his eighth solo album, Kanye West has finally asked too much of us.
Courtney Marie Andrews Writes Country Music with a Worldly Perspective
Once a touring member of Jimmy Eat World, the Phoenix-born country artist recalls her maturation from emo to emotional.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Governors Ball 2018 Rolls Through Randall’s Island
The NYC-based music festival’s eighth year featured headlining performances by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Travis Scott, Eminem, and Jack White.
Father John Misty, “God’s Favorite Customer”
Josh Tillman seems to have turned the other cheek, focusing on the insular, singular self on his opulent but folksy new album.
The Love-Birds, “In the Lover’s Corner”
Powered by catchy melodies, memorable hooks, and shimmering harmonies.