The Loudest Voices in the Chatroom: The Story of 100% Electronica

George Clanton, Negative Gemini, Saint Pepsi, and more recount the origins of the vaporwave label that made it big—online and off.

In Conversation: Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén Is Still Writing War Music

Lyxzén discusses the politics of the Swedish post-hardcore band’s second new album since 1998’s classic Shape of Punk to Come.

Zola Jesus Celebrates Her Independence

The innovative darkwave composer continues to go her own way as she joins Ace Hotel’s twenty year anniversary gala in LA.

Omni Is as Retro as Ever in Their “Courtesy Call” Video

Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos talk about the “Networker” single and its “Top of The Pops”–recalling video.

In Conversation: DIIV Is Reborn on “Deceiver”

The band talks addiction, recovery, and their hiatus—and how these elements led to their heaviest album to date.

Debbie Harry Is Gonna Make You Face It

The Blondie frontwoman on new memoir “Face It,” how the internet has changed music, and what’s next. 

Tropical Fuck Storm Stick to Their Guns

While touring LP “Braindrops,” the Australian band shares their secrets to being a rare innovative rock band in 2019.

Then Is Now: The Return of Tegan and Sara

In our first digital cover story, the duo discuss the new album, establishing distinct identities, and how music saved their relationship.

The Menzingers Give Optimism a Shot on “Hello Exile”

Frontman Greg Barnett unpacks the tonal shifts in the Scranton punks’ forthcoming sixth album.

In Conversation: Opeth’s “In Cauda Venenum” Is a Different Kind of Heaviness

Mikael Åkerfeldt on the Swedish prog metal group’s bilingual, “super-epic” new album.

Natasha Khan Finds Herself on Bat for Lashes’ “Lost Girls”

The English expat talks her new album, alter egos, settling in LA, and giving back to the community.

In Conversation: Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Would Like to Make a Fun Album

The musician talks grief, her memoir, releasing songs without the pressure of a record press cycle, and her struggle with writing happy tunes.

With “Memory,” Vivian Girls Have Nothing to Prove

Despite cultural shifts in the eight years since their last album, their newest suggests the garage rock trio doesn’t need to change a bit.

In Conversation: EarthGang Go Live (Finally) with “Mirrorland”

After a two-year writing process, the funkadelic Atlanta hip-hop duo’s debut is here in all of its natural glory.

Future Teens Find Love in the Time of Tinder on “Breakup Season”

The Boston emo group addresses heartbreak in the digital age on their sophomore release.

Devendra Banhart Is as Enlightened as Ever

The soulful songwriter talks new album “Ma,” his multilingual lyrics, and his fondness for Ned Doheny. 

In an Era of American Darkness, Chelsea Wolfe Embraces Her Power

The singer-songwriter on power and femininity in her sixth studio album, “Birth of Violence.”

In Conversation: Surf Curse on the Movies That Inspired “Heaven Surrounds You”

Jacob Rubeck and Nick Rattigan talk Cronenberg, Bergman, and the individual films that influenced their new album.


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