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PREMIERE: The Knocks and Sofi Tukker Return to South America on an Acoustic Bossa Version of “Brazilian Soul”

The New York dance-pop duo rework their New York Narcotic collab with Sofi Tukker in the style of ’70s bossa nova.

PREMIERE: In a Tune of Tough Love, Monica Martin is “Cruel” to Be Kind

The Los Angeles–based chanteuse—whose debut EP will be out soon via Republic Records—recognizes that sometimes, love hurts.

A Primer on Paul McCartney’s Complicated History with—and Triumphant Return to—Japan

In 1966, The Beatles weren’t greeted with the usual pandemonium in Tokyo—and since that time McCartney hasn’t exactly had a smooth relationship with the Japanese authorities himself. But Paul, ever the professional, has never been one to hold a grudge.  

PREMIERE: Parker Gispert Shines On “Sunlight Tonight”

Taking a step back from his decade-spanning work with The Whigs, the songwriter unleashes his first solo album via New West Records.

Dear Charlene: “My Mom Wants to Do Everything with Me”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

PREMIERE: Overcoats Let Go of Love on “I Don’t Believe in Us” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The duo leave a relationship behind with smiles and pep in a song from their debut LP YOUNG.

PLAYLIST: IAN SWEET Presents Songs About Crushes

Jilian Medford shares ten tracks about crushing (and getting crushed by) crushes that helped inspire Crush Crusher.

PREMIERE: HONNE Rework “Day 1” for a Brooklyn School Gymnasium

It’s not quite “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” but the new video sees the UK pop duo transform in an elementary setting.

Beastie Boys Get an A for Their Book Report

The “Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct” tour was a funny, moving, and irreverent spectacle—all soundtracked by breakbeats and scratches.

PREMIERE: Craig Wedren Shares New “Into the Blue Sky” Demo, Originally Written for Chris Cornell

The former Shudder to Think vocalist serves up a rework of a track originally written with the late grunge icon in mind.

PREMIERE: Vera Sola Paints Many “Shades” of Southern Gothic

Recorded alone in a St. Louis studio, the songwriter’s debut LP introduces a unique new voice to the indie folk scene.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Metallica at The Masonic

The iconic metal group went unplugged—or at least slightly de-electrified—for a benefit show this past weekend.

A Visit to Wayne Kramer’s America

Fifty years after the MC5 played the Democratic National Convention, hoping to jumpstart a new era, things don’t look much different in the USA. But Wayne Kramer knows that it’s still on us—and him—to change.

Announcing FLOOD 9, featuring Paul Dano, Wu-Tang Clan, M.I.A., and Tenacious D

Our biggest print edition yet features four cover stories across two collectible versions, as well as stories on John Carpenter, Spiritualized, Dawoud Bey, boygenius, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, and much more.

The New Wilderness of Liars

Angus Andrew has stepped off alone with his group, and returned to Australia in the process. And if you’re still looking for a theme, he’ll be glad to explain it to you.  

PREMIERE: HARAM Draw First “دم Blood” in Fourth Season of Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

Kicking off a new season of the festival video series, the hardcore punks raze the Pickathon Slab in under two minutes.

Mandy Is Metal

If you squint, Panos Cosmatos’s latest psychedelic feature is actually a lonesome martyr’s fantasy to save heavy metal from the Reagan administration’s threatening anti-pornography policies.

PREMIERE: Glass Dove Drift Into the “Cigarette Sunset”

Josh Benus introduces his new indie pop project with the assistance of Liz Cooper.

Paul Dano and the Importance of Being Earnest

Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.

Wu-Tang Clan: Twenty-Five Years Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit

Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.

Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass

Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.

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