WATCH: Live Stream the First Weekend of ACL Fest, the Best Little Festival in Texas
PREMIERE: OY Travels to a New Planet on “Space Diaspora”
LISTEN: Kate Bush Shares the Concluding “Prologue” to Her Forthcoming Three-Disc Live Album
PREMIERE: According to The Olympians, “Apollo’s Mood” is Kinda Funky, Kinda Chill
The dude with the world on his shoulders is taking it pretty easy.
PREMIERE: The Mowgli’s Reach for the Skies on “Spacin’ Out” for Original Tracks
Keep your head in the clouds with the LA sextet.
PLAYLIST: Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster Has a Set of Short Stories for You
The Oxford, Mississippi singer-songwriter shares the tracks that inspired his new literary new album, “Constant Stranger.”
PREMIERE: PAPA Take You to Church in “Comfort’s a Killer” Video
From the band’s new album “Kick at the Dust.”
The Brangelina Cure: Relationships That Will Restore Your Shattered Faith in (the Noble Lie That Is) True Love
Brad and Angelina are Brangelinathingofthepast, but rather than brooding upon the ephemerality of romantic relationships or the fragility of human projects as a whole, let’s celebrate, instead.
The Back Pages: Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ “Cloud Atlas”
The 2012 film adaptation of David Mitchell’s grand story has its share of flaws, but it exceeds Mitchell’s work in the novel’s grandest ambition: being a moral work of art.
PREMIERE: Aan Turn Things Around Thanks to a “Hollywood Buyout” from Former UMO Drummer
Dada Distractions, produced by former Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare, is out November 18.
LIVE: Brainfeeder Takes the Hollywood Bowl on a Head Trip (9/17/2016)
Flying Lotus, P-Funk, T-cat, and more packed out the Bowl on Saturday night.
The Opposite of Death and Diarrhea: On Pamela Adlon’s “Better Things”
On a network overflowing with jaded takes on everyday life, “Better Things” stands out as a show that’s serious about its laughs.
“Basic Witch”: Just in Time for Pumpkin Spice Season, a Perfectly Acceptable “Blair Witch Project” Sequel
Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard’s sequel does right by the 1999 original, but doesn’t go much farther.
PREMIERE: Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster Communes with “The Dirt, The Bells, and I” in Perfectly Constructed Folk Single
The Water Liars singer steps out on his own.
Kinds of Crying: On Identity and Frank Ocean’s Three Versions
The singer’s new suite of works—”Blonde,” “Endless,” and “Boys Don’t Cry”—exists on its own terms, turning his understanding of fluid identification into an aesthetic.
The Hosts Are Leaving Us Cure: Friendly Faces to Ease the Transition Into a Mel and Sue–less World
“The Great British Bake Off” is losing its two lovely hosts, but [author has something in eye, pauses, swears, composes self, resumes] there are more where those came from!
PREMIERE: And Now, A Special Message for the Far-Right from The Peep Tempel
“In Tony’s little factories of misguided pride, entitled greed / Blunt skulled foreman ring their bell, parading with their fear to sell.”
Born Again: Preoccupations Reintroduce Themselves
After their strong debut found them playing to passionate crowds, controversy over the Calgary band’s original name caused them to retreat and regroup. Now they’ve returned with a new name and a second debut record that might be darker—and more powerful—than the first.
PREMIERE: Trails and Ways Make Change Appealing Again in “Get Loud”
The Oakland duo will release their new LP, Own It, on October 7.
PREMIERE: Living Links Brazilian Grooves with Norwegian Pop on “Risen” Single
The Brazilian-cum-Bergenser returns with a new single ahead of an October EP.
High Maintenance: A Buzz Worth Maintaining
HBO’s new comedy series wandered into pay cable from the dank world of Vimeo.
Beach Slang, “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings”
On the whole, Beach Slang’s sheer joy at just being alive should bring a smile to the most cynical minds and the most jaded of hearts.