PLAYLIST: Sports Team’s Guide to the Best New U.K. Artists
As they blitzkrieg the U.S. with a quick slew of tour dates, the post-punks smuggle us a list of the hottest bands making waves in their native land.
PLAYLIST: Dumb Introduce Their International DIY Buds
Braving the limitless content jungle, the Vancouver rockers list their fav tracks released over the past two years.
PLAYLIST: Froth Identify the Mental Haze Which Inspired “Duress”
An auditory illusion that sparked an internet phenomenon wasn’t the only influence on the LA psych trio’s fourth album.
PLAYLIST: Palehound’s Songs That Inspired “Black Friday”
Ellen Kempner cites eleven songwriting influences on the Boston trio’s latest LP for Polyvinyl.
PLAYLIST: Olden Yolk’s Study Guide for “Living Theatre”
The psych-folk duo share a few favs from the making of their latest LP.
PLAYLIST: Lydia Ainsworth’s Sounds of Nature
On the release day of her haunting “Phantom Forest,” the newly christened Angelino shares a nature-themed track list.
PLAYLIST: The Budos Band Present “The Budos Dirge”
With “Game of Thrones” coming to an end, the NYC instrumental jazz-funk troupe plays the series out with an aptly Homeric soundtrack.
PLAYLIST: Greys Soundtrack Their Own Cerebral Psych Cinema
The Toronto post-hardcore outfit tease their cinematic fourth album with a wildly diverse track list of influences.
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.