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Full of Hell & Nothing, “When No Birds Sang”

The six collaborative tracks from the Maryland grindcore outfit and Philly shoegazers stretch both bands into new compositional terrain in addition to playing to each group’s strengths.

November 29, 2023
Spiritual Cramp, “Spiritual Cramp”

On their debut full-length, the Bay Area group polishes their punchy, fun-as-hell garage-punk anthems into radio-friendly bursts of big hooks and bigger guitars.

November 01, 2023
Lost Girls, “Selvutsletter”

On their more urgent and improvisational second collaborative release, Jenny Hval and Håvard Voldent trade in the aesthetics and gloomy guitar of post-punk more so than electronics.

October 19, 2023
The Holy Rites of Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter

The artist formerly known as Lingua Ignota talks letting go of her former project to begin the weird process of healing.

October 16, 2023
Animal Collective, “Isn’t It Now?”

The quartet’s thirteenth LP finds them embracing the most hypnotic aspects of their sound while emphasizing the organic physical chemistry between the musicians established over two decades.

September 27, 2023
In Conversation
The Folk Implosion on Revisiting Their Iconic Soundtrack Album with “Music for Kids”

Lou Barlow and John Davis discuss reissuing their score to the controversial 1995 film and reckon with its hit song.

September 19, 2023
Andrew Hung, “Deliverance”

The former Fuck Buttons member’s third solo LP is marked by floor-shaking beats, powerful synths, and a reverence for spaciousness that gives each song the opportunity to breathe.

August 09, 2023
Bush Tetras, “They Live in My Head”

The cult post-punks ease into a more accessible form of noise rock than their skronkiest early works exhibited that nonetheless feels like a natural progression from where we last heard them.

July 26, 2023
In Conversation
Titus Andronicus on Revisiting the Past, Personal Growth, and the Pursuit of Ultimate Rock

Patrick Stickles discusses the group’s new album The Will to Live, out this week via Merge Records.

September 29, 2022
IDLES Are on a Mission to Destroy Macho Rock ’n’ Roll

On the follow-up to their 2017 debut, the Bristol punks are louder, fiercer, and entirely more vulnerable.

August 22, 2018

photo by Ray Lego

Sense and Sensuality: Torres and the Healthy Hedonism of “Three Futures”

Mackenzie Scott maps out the mental spaces, color palettes, and newfound sensuality that influenced her third LP.

November 13, 2017
The Nominal Potency of Omni

Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.

November 03, 2017
In Conversation
In Conversation: Ted Leo Is Building a Home

Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.

August 30, 2017

photo by Lance Laurence

Making Mischief with Black Lips

The baddest dudes in Hotlanta know how to find the weird wherever they go.

July 30, 2017
The Mountain Goats, “Goths”

More than anything, “Goths” seems to operate like an extended love letter to the oft-misunderstood subculture.

June 06, 2017
Future Islands, “The Far Field”

“The Far Field,” much like Future Islands albums that preceded it, is a deeply romantic album.

April 14, 2017

Ty Segall / photo Denée Petracek

Freedom Rock: The Fuzzbox Liturgy of Ty Segall

Having conquered a variety of genre albums in recent years, the genre this time around is that there isn’t a genre—just a dedication to the sanctity of the music and music alone.

January 20, 2017
Born Again: Preoccupations Reintroduce Themselves

After their strong debut found them playing to passionate crowds, controversy over the Calgary band’s original name caused them to retreat and regroup. Now they’ve returned with a new name and a second debut record that might be darker—and more powerful—than the first.

September 13, 2016
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