With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
AJJ, Disposable Everything
The Phoenix folk-punks’ eighth LP feels more post-/mid-apocalyptic than foreshadowing of it while maintaining the band’s wonderful mix of pathos and humor.
On their ninth album, the Malian outfit moves further through their exploratory desert-blues aesthetic by interlocking their groove with the sounds of American country music.
Thee Oh Sees, Live at Levitation
This 2012 recording from the Austin psych-rock festival makes the argument that the band can prove their mettle in just 40 minutes.
There’s no word yet on which “Catastrophist” track will become the Windy City’s official anthem, but it really is only a matter of time.
But this isn’t a concert taping, or even a “live” record, in any traditional sense of the term, even though the songs are perplexingly labelled as such.
Listen to the new remix now.
The New York band’s sophomore record is out February 5.
No word yet on how much “whizzpopping” will be featured in the film.
A video of the event, which took place in March, has been posted.
The bill includes Gary Numan, GZA, Oneohtrix Point Never, Julia Holter, ODESZA, and more.
“A bar stool intellectual…a master’s degree in small talk…”
We continue our countdown of the year’s best music with our #4 record of 2015.
The sequel to the 2000 original is out in February on Netflix and IMAX.
The new project documents the lives of Archy and his younger brother Jack.
The New York band’s second album is out in February.
Warning: this post contains “GOT” season five spoilers!
“Had a little funky psychosis”
A physical release is expected early 2016.
“Meow the Drums” is available to download now.
The Brooklyn indie pop act also details their upcoming new record, out February 19
The new album is set to drop on February 19.
“Shadow of a Doubt” is out November 20
An early beta version of the game is expected next year.
Another addition to emerging genre of smart phone hip-hop.
“Arts & Leisure” will be released on January 29.
Listen to the two-hour episode here.
The two approaches combine for a cohesive listen, with the psychedelic and mellow tracks comprising (almost literally) different sides of the same coin.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will hit the big screen in November 2016.
The New York trio’s follow-up to “Oshin” will hit shelves on February 6.
So it should come as no surprise that his solo debut “Many Moons” sounds, well, a lot like Real Estate—which, for fans of the band, is great news.
The hit sci-fi show will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year.
Jack-of-all-Genres producer Ariel Rechtshaid chats with us about his production origins, his recent Grammy win, and his current projects, including his position as head judge of Guitar Center’s singer-songwriter competition.
“Penumbra” EP is out next week.
The samples were created at Moog synth-building workshop.
With close-mic’d acoustic strums, mournful, soft-voiced crooning, poignant lyrics, and experimental sonic whimsy, Alex G’s seventh effort does not sound like the kind of thing you’d throw on the stereo on your way to the ocean.
The Los Angeles psych-rock trio talk about their tireless work ethic, the challenges of touring, and why they are thinking of slowing things down on the heels of their newest album “1000 Days”.
The genre-hopping soul singer talks about sonic invention, past collaborations, and his self-titled solo debut.
“VEGA INTL. Night School” is out now.
The new album is out this Friday, October 16.
Screenings of the rock and roll fantasy epic will be accompanied by a live band
The new site features original content sourced from Reddit itself.
The film hits theaters on November 25.
The Chicago artist’s debut album came out earlier this year. Catch him on tour this fall.
Maxim cites several anonymous sources who claim to have been approached by podcast creator Sarah Koenig.
The collaborative LP “Bad Neighbor” will drop October 30
The distinctive songwriter takes us on a guided tour of selected tracks from his phenomenal new album “b’lieve i’m goin down…”
Catch the duo on the road this fall.
Known best as the rug-cuttin’ bassist for indie-darlings-turned-Grammy-winners Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio offers a glimpse into the inner groove that fuels him with his solo debut “The Names.”
The Arcade Fire frontman blames poor PR skills and major label involvement.
The group’s sophomore album is out on October 16.
Battles multi-instrumentalist—and art director—Dave Konopka tells us about the inspiration behind his band’s iconic album covers, including the new “La Di Da Di.”
Catch the electro-pop artist on the road this fall.
Hold your horses, Internet trolls.
Nick will kick things old-school starting this October.
The album features Vashti Bunyan, Harry Nilsson, Nina Simone, Woody Guthrie, Jerry Garcia, Shel Silverstein, Kermit the Frog, and more.
The LA-based musician’s second EP is due out later this year.
The message is clear: don’t do drugs, kids.
Holter’s fourth LP “Have You In My Wilderness” is out September 25 on Domino.
Rumor sparked by a £15,000 wager from unknown source. [Nope, the bet was wrong. It’s Sam Smith.]
But unfortunately, like a car chase, most of the twenty songs on “Invite the Light” begin with the promise of excitement, but eventually succumb to their own aimlessness and ultimately go nowhere.
The actress and musician will be interviewed by Questlove, Dave Eggers, and Amy Poehler, among others, in support of her new memoir “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl”
She premiered the instrument during her appearance with Taylor Swift at the Staples Center in LA earlier this week.
The song was written in response to their native country’s unrest during last year’s World Cup.
The Baltimore band’s debut album “The Dongo Durango” is out October 30 on ATO.
Get a glimpse of the LA noise band’s songwriting process.
You know, as you do.
The new adaptation is out this Thanksgiving.
Hear the band’s first official audio in four years.
Morgan’s episode will be his first on-screen comedic performance since his car crash last year.
The band’s debut record “Sore” is out October 9 on Partisan.
“Savage Hills Ballroom” is out September 25 on Fat Possum.
Witness the power of the Dark Side.
Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot will hit theaters next summer on July 22, 2016.
The frontman says he has been working on new material for over a year.
Despite a couple of misses, HEALTH have made a great electro-pop record, and their signature blasts of noise and feedback lend it a fresh and acerbic edge.
The Los Angeles band’s fourth album “Better Nature” is out in September.
His debut album “La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful” drops September 11 on Domino.
The record is a companion piece to the upcoming N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton”
The film hits theater’s February 2016
Listen to “The Yabba,” “Summer Simmer,” Tyne Wear,” and “Dot Com” on their website now.
Plus, check the group out on the road this fall.
“Return to the Moon” is out this October 30 on 4AD.
Don’t worry, it’s Safe For Work.
The Brooklyn quartet’s third LP “Best Blues” is out in October
The true story comes to theaters on November 13
“Master of None” will air November 6.
Meth sold separately.
Like the band that made him, Hammond’s more recent work, while good, suffers in the long shadow cast by previous material.
The New York post-rock trio’s new album La Di Da Di is out this fall
The current season of the duo’s Comedy Central show will be its last
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films is producing
His repeated use of certain instruments—acoustic guitars, organ-based drum machines, cheap keyboards with character—gives the album a unified feel, one that’s filtered through the warm, hazy lens of Los Angeles.
A placement on “Orange Is the New Black” sparked renewed interest in the song
The reworking of RTJ2’s “Early” was produced by Run the Jewels collaborator Boots
The LA band’s fourth LP is out September 25, with single “Nightlight” coming in August
The new space comes complete with free Wi-Fi, food trucks, and a dog park
The band’s forthcoming EP will be released on their own new label Mag Mag in September
The Toronto-based experimental dance group’s “Pageantry Suite” EP is out now
The documentary “Tig” hits Netflix this Friday.
The new movie will hit theaters October 16