PLAYLIST: Jackie Mendoza’s Audiosyncrasies
The Latin American songwriter offers up a taste of the experimental pop artists who helped inspire her forthcoming “LuvHz” EP.
PLAYLIST: Mdou Moctar Shares His Van Tunes
The Nigerian guitarist celebrates the release day of his first studio album with nine songs that have soundtracked his current North American tour.
PLAYLIST: Nanami Ozone Break Down Their Influences on “NO”
Prior to releasing their sophomore record, the Phoenix noise pop band walked us through the thirteen tracks that inspired it.
PLAYLIST: FEELS Make the Most of a Post-Earth Scenario
To complement their apocalyptic sophomore record, the garage rockers compiled a playful soundtrack to the end times.
PLAYLIST: Harlem’s Michael Coomers Sets the Nine Years Between “Hippies” and “Oh Boy” to Music
Hey, did you hear Harlem’s back? The Tucson–bred garage-rockers who gave us such jangly classics as “Gay Human Bones” and “Psychedelic Tits” at the turn…
PLAYLIST: IAN SWEET Presents Songs About Crushes
Jilian Medford shares ten tracks about crushing (and getting crushed by) crushes that helped inspire Crush Crusher.
PLAYLIST: Advance Base Presents Songs About Animal Companionship
Owen Ashworth doesn’t wanna be your dog, but he wouldn’t mind hearing the song you wrote about your pet.
PLAYLIST: The SiriusXMU “Download 15” Festival Season Playlist
Prep for your next festival destination with an XMU-curated playlist featuring St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Jack White, and more.
PLAYLIST: The Alt-8 Artists You Need to Know
SiriusXM’s Alt Nation DJ and music programmer Jeff Regan breaks down eight rising festival artists you don’t want to miss.
POW!: Twelve Albums That Influenced “Check Your Head”
Great record collectors make great records. Uh, sometimes.
PLAYLIST: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Present Songs About Objects
None about buildings or food, though.
PLAYLIST: A Soundtrack to the Resistance
Mute your TV. Turn up your stereo.
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
PLAYLIST: Paul Dufrene of Platter Playlists Shares Dark, Rainy Folk for the End of Fall
Draw up your collar, put on your wellies, and head out there.
The Score: Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra
The indie rockers from Manchester Orchestra, who made the “acoustic” soundtrack for “Swiss Army Man”—out now on DVD and Blu-ray—share their favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.
PLAYLIST: With Help From Steely Dan, Parliament, and John Cale, Savoy Motel Take ’er Easy
The Nashville post-punks share the influences behind their self-titled debut.
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.”
PLAYLIST: Let Nathan Bowles Take You on a Performative Peregrination
The journeyman instrumentalist who’s played with Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers shares the songs that influenced his new album, “Whole & Cloven.”