ART Is ACTION: Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Patti Smith, MUNA, and More Define Political Action
What does taking social, political, or artistic action look like for you? Rain Phoenix reached out to Melody Ehsani, Grouplove, Aloe Blacc, and other creative activists for their input, as well as to learn what causes they’re most passionate about.
Homeboy Sandman’s Songs So Astonishing They Are Undeniable Proof of God
Watch the New Fred Armisen–Directed Video for Joe Wong’s “Nite Creatures”
P.E. Announce New Covers Release, Share “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
Boulevards Announces “Brother!” EP, Shares “Luv n Pain” Video
The four-song EP from Jamil Rashad drops December 18 via Normaltown Records.
Wayside Share New Single “Cherophobia” and a Playlist of Influences
The Australian duo are inspired by blink-182, Title Fight, and Cocteau Twins.
Watch Matt Costa Play Two Tracks From His Home in Laguna Beach for “Neighborhoods”
The songwriter gives an acoustic performance of “Sky Full of Tears” and “Let Love Heal” in his backyard.
Miley Cyrus Wants to Rock Your World with Metallica Covers
Cyrus also shared how Wayne Coyne inspired her to be a more reckless artist in a recent interview.
SESPOOL’s Songs That Inspired “before the fog covers me”
The SF goth-rapper shares how Travis Scott, Chelsea Wolfe, and Pink Floyd inspired his latest project.
Listen to You Will Always’ Emo Anthem “BKNM928”
The four-piece are releasing their debut LP “Dependent, Reliant” on November 5.
Ryan Martin Reckons with Fatherhood on “Fathers to Daughters”
“Wandercease” is out October 23 via High Moon Records.
Fielded Breaks Down Her Psychedelic LP “Demisexual Lovelace” Track by Track
The Brooklyn songwriter digs into the sex, love, and codependent tendencies that informed her new record.
#SOSFEST Recap: Our 10 Favorite Sets From Last Weekend’s Live Stream Event
Watch intimate performances from The Roots, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Miley Cyrus, and more.
Options Look For Peace on “Bound (To)”
Their seventh full-length LP “Window’s Open” is out Friday, October 23.
Quinton Brock Shares Animated Lyric Video for “To the Moon”
The Brooklyn rocker’s genre-bending new single gets treated by animator Durnis Markov.
Grouplove Reveal New Track “Broken Angel” to Benefit the Mac Miller Fund
The track originally appeared as a picture disc for Record Store Day last month.
Helena Deland Breaks Down “Someone New” Track by Track
The Canadian singer/songwriter tells the stories behind her debut full-length.
In Conversation: The National’s Matt Berninger Takes Us Behind the Scenes of “Serpentine Prison”
The songwriter dishes on Booker T’s anecdotes, the inspiration of Willie Nelson’s “Stardust,” and finally going solo.
The Marías Get Vulnerable on “Care For You”
Watch the group’s new music video in a rainforest.
Small Black Envision a “Wonky, Off-Brand Version of Heaven” in “Tampa” Video
The Brooklyn chillwave forefathers’ new 7-inch drops November 13 via 100% Electronica.
S.G. Goodman on the New, Fresh, and Politicized Country of “Old Time Feeling”
The Kentucky-born-and-bred singer-songwriter is shutting down small-minded prejudices.
In Conversation: Chuck D Is Rebelling Against America’s New Gridlock
The Public Enemy rapper expounds on America’s technological dependency and how people on both sides of the fence may be getting duped.