Mavis Staples, “If All I Was Was Black”
Mavis Staples isn’t one to brandish a song like a weapon—not when she’s so good at disarmament—and here she aims to melt swords into plowshares through the cosmic force of neighborly love, wild empathy, and intentional optimism.
In Conversation: Joan Cornellà Is a Reasonable Person
The Spanish artist known for his deranged—but brightly colored!—comics talks police brutality, Facebook, and traveling in the US.
PREMIERE: Milk Insist They’re “Too High to Drive” in New Single
“Officer, I promise, it’s only milk.”
PREMIERE: Daniel Romano Sings a Song of Himself in “When I Learned Your Name” Video
The “Modern Pressure” cut gets a clip of its own.
PLAYLIST: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Present Songs About Objects
None about buildings or food, though.
Bitte, Baby: Riot LA and Comedy in the Age of Trump
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
Though it turns out this isn’t a Harry Nilsson tribute album, the title is still a good omen.
Nels Cline, “Lovers”
When presented with a collection of songs that’s explicitly billed as mood music, the correct question is: what sort of mood?
Celebrate the First Day of Lolla 2016 with 19 Videos from 19 Lollapaloozas
One from every year of the festival’s history.
Various Artists, “Day of the Dead”
Various Artists Day of the Dead 4AD 7/10 For its twentieth edition in a series of fund-raising various-artist projects, the Red Hot Organization—an international charity…
We’re Just a Band: The Object and Subject of Parquet Courts’ Affection
Fresh off the most abrasive release of their career, Andrew Savage and Austin Brown explain how nerves, the bigger picture, and Jeff Tweedy’s kitchen led to their brilliant new LP, “Human Performance.”
Jeff Tweedy, Ira Kaplan, Mike Mills, Jessica Pratt, Robyn Hitchcock, and More to Play Big Star’s “Third” in Los Angeles
This special edition of the Big Star Third Live band will be recorded for a film and album release.
George Saunders Writes About Wilco’s “One Sunday Morning”
“It puts me in mind of a group of lifelong pals on a front porch, trying to musically solve some existential problem they can’t quite articulate.”
Nominees for Fifty-Eighth Grammy Awards Announced
Kendrick Lamar leads the way with eleven nominations, including Album of the Year.
FLOOD’s Best of 2015: Music (#25–5)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 2015 has been rough in a lot of ways, but it’s been an incredible time for music….
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Wilco at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin (9/30/2015)
Playing the original motion picture soundtrack to “Star Wars.”
Wilco, “Star Wars”
Nothing feels forced, and that’s likely because there was little to prove on this—a surprise, free album.