Things Called “Arm and Hammer,” Ranked
RSVP: FLOODfest 2018 at SXSW
A Eulogy for Ultimate Painting, One of Indie Rock’s Most Underappreciated Talents
PREMIERE: Dante Elephante Leave Their Wireless Devices at Home on “Call Me (on the phone)”
Ruben Zarate’s surf pop project teases their yet-unannounced sophomore album with a new R&B-leaning single.
Pourin’ One Out: Four Promising Atlanta Bands That Called It Quits in 2017
…and four that thankfully didn’t.
PREMIERE: Priests Bring Their Spooky Energy to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Leila 20”
DC punk’s holiest emissaries belt out the cut from last year’s “Nothing Feels Natural.”
Check Your Passport: Revisiting the “Vampire Weekend” Story, Ten Years On
When Vampire Weekend arrived with a highly divisive debut a decade ago, the “preppy Columbia band does world music” narrative was set. But it wasn’t all that correct.
Dear Charlene: “I’m Having a Hard Time Staying Away”
Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.
The Emotional Ingredients of Blue Hawaii
The Montreal pop duo experiments with optimistic themes on their latest musical cocktail.
The Hired Lows: “Corporate”’s Creators Are Down to Funny Business
For Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, the recipe for the creative success of their comedy series “Corporate” is one part inspiration, one part perspiration, all parts depression.
A Case-by-Case Legal History of Radiohead
Oh, so you’re such a big fan now? Name three of their lawsuits.
More Than Joke, Purpose: Did Das Racist Accidentally Fix Underground Hip-Hop?
Somewhere between Cage’s LaBeouf-directed “I Never Knew You” video and Brockhampton’s formation on a Kanye forum, something shifted. That something was almost definitely “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.”
PREMIERE: Chromeo Get “Jealous” for Original Tracks
The Canadian funktronica duo resurrects their catchy 2014 single for a passionate in-studio performance.
PREMIERE: Kal Marks Thaws Out on “Today I Walked…”
The sludgy Boston three-piece offers up another preview of their forthcoming “Universal Care.”
Stop Breaking Down: How the Jawbreaker Documentary Defied the Odds
“Don’t Break Down” looked like a movie that might never see the light of day. And then the Jawbreaker reunion happened.
What Men or Gods Are These: Jawbreaker Returns
More than twenty years after a bitter dissolution, the modern punk legends have rejoined. Here, members of the Jawbreaker scene and story recount the saga and impact of one of the heaviest—and most literary—bands ever.
Montreal Shines Light on Leonard Cohen’s Legacy With “A Crack in Everything”
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal exhibit commemorates Cohen with mixed-media installations ranging from a replication of the artist’s work space to interactive Wurlitzers.
The Best Reissues of 2017
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
Storms and Lights at Day for Night 2017
St. Vincent, Nine Inch Nails, and Pussy Riot rock under gray Houston skies.
The 2017 FLOOD Holiday Gift Guide
Clock’s a-tickin’, but we’ve got you covered.
The Best TV of 2017
Ten shows that kept us watching, through binge and cringe.
Kyle Craft, “Full Circle Nightmare”
Craft’s influences of decades-old bombast and glam and down-home folk and blues combine to create a musical atmosphere that feels both modern and familiar.