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.
The Icelandic songwriter, producer, and vocalist’s first album in five years sees her pulling up her own roots, replanting them, and cajoling them to blossom colorfully anew.
TOLEDO, How It Ends
There’s a real darkness holding the quiet hush of the Brooklyn-based duo’s debut full-length together, which reveals a deep pain and trauma if you pay attention.
The eighth studio album from the alt-rock vets mostly sticks to its promise of bigger, bolder tracks, providing a handful of fluttering highs among their near-four-decade discography.
Marty Sartini Garner
In a year that’s gone off the rails, “Ohms” proves the alt-metal rockers’ ultimate act of resistance.
The author and philosopher (and former professional inline skater) tells us what it is to be awesome, and how to live with the power of awesomeness inside you.
In the post-Trump world, everyone has an obligation to be political. But that doesn’t mean that we still don’t want to dance. Miguel and Nadya Tolokonnikova are figuring out how to do both.
The quintessential rock-and-roller died Monday at the age of sixty-six.
From 2015’s “Dust and Disquiet.”
Like Jonny Greenwood and Shye Ben Tzur’s “Junun,” this is music that uses rhythm and repetition—and strategic departures from both—as ways of generating and shaping power; it is a suggestion of community.
Great record collectors make great records. Uh, sometimes.
Hundred Waters and Moses Sumney’s fourth-annual gathering reimagines what a music festival can be.
Their audience didn’t understand them. Their label didn’t want to talk to them. Not to worry: For the Beastie Boys, it was a brand-new morning.
The confessional Nashville experimentalist delivers a pair of standouts from last year’s The Generation of Lift EP on a gray Icelandic morning.
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
The Tuareg guitar masters return with “Elwan” on February 10.
“Throughout our history the state has presented the rationale that freedom is not free…. This song is an anti-thesis to that ideological fallacy.”
The Chicago quartet head out of the garage in search of whatever comes next.
From québécois kraut-funk to the return of two of indie rock’s most celebrated sidemen, these are the unsung albums we’re most excited for this year.
The Austin ten-piece get an assist from the production work of Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
The latest from the Oregon festival’s 2016–2017 season.
The LA group take on Sufjan Stevens’s frosty classic.
The African electronica auteur’s semi-self-titled album Alan Abrahams dropped in August.
The Fresh & Onlys frontman is releasing “Luck Man” on January 27.
“To hell with passports, let’s all be free.”
Dive! Dive! Dive!
Trust us, you should do what the man says.
The son of Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood is more indebted to the forces he claims to detest than he might realize.
A Tribe Called Quest’s first album in eighteen years—and last album ever—is as urgent as “Atrocity Exhibition” and as easygoing as “The Low End Theory.”
From the good-timin’ “Apocalypse Fetish” EP.
The Queen of Funk.
From January’s “He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands.”
The OKC thunderers will release “Trials and Truth” on January 27.
The group’s debut EP, “Futures,” is out now via B3SCI.
Taken from “A Beat of Silence,” which dropped last Friday.
He was our man.
We set off in search of a new Icelandic sound
Get down in Oregon, stay down in Oregon.
Taken from Watt’s forthcoming live album, “‘ring spiel’ tour ’95.”
“I might ghost ride a tank, take a ride to the bank” isn’t even among the top-five-best lines in the politically driven first take from “Run the Jewels 3.”
Direct from The 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage with the Man Man frontman.
Got a minute?
The author of “Motherless Brooklyn” and “The Fortress of Solitude” on the inspiration behind his new novel, “A Gambler’s Anatomy.”
The Dallas “stonegaze” trio released their latest album “AVVOLGERE” via Relapse last month.
The Boston threesome bring new meaning to the term “power trio.”
From the New York-via-Omaha group’s self-titled EP.
From the band’s latest album, April’s “MAGNETKINGMAGNETQUEEN.”
Four dudes from Minneapolis are ready to step into the spotlight.
The Nashville post-punks share the influences behind their self-titled debut.
The LA-based electro-pop artist flexes her versatility.
Crack a few Lone Stars and tune in live.
The dude with the world on his shoulders is taking it pretty easy.
The Oxford, Mississippi singer-songwriter shares the tracks that inspired his new literary new album, “Constant Stranger.”
Dada Distractions, produced by former Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare, is out November 18.
The Water Liars singer steps out on his own.
“In Tony’s little factories of misguided pride, entitled greed / Blunt skulled foreman ring their bell, parading with their fear to sell.”
The Oakland duo will release their new LP, Own It, on October 7.
The Brazilian-cum-Bergenser returns with a new single ahead of an October EP.
Plus Bird will be donating a portion of his ticket sales to Everytown for Gun Safety.
Imagine finding a synthy cassette on the hot dash of an old Pontiac.
From their new album, “ONE.”
You get hardcore to wake you up and you get experimentation to keep you engaged.
“Never Twice” is out September 30 via Innovative Leisure.
The LA band are on the road with Bleached right now.
“Superheroes, Ghostvillains, + Stuff” is out October 14 via Sub Pop.
The journeyman instrumentalist who’s played with Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers shares the songs that influenced his new album, “Whole & Cloven.”
The legend of dry, soulful comedy passed away this morning at his home in Connecticut.
From the LA punk legend’s April LP “The Westerner.”
The joint project of Shabazz Palaces’s Tendai Maraire and Hussein Kalonji gets a powerful visual.
The Australian singer-songwriter’s solo debut is being re-released in the US by Dot Dash/Captured Tracks on October 14.
The titan of Tropicália and psych rock has a few thoughts on the state of his home country.
“Thor & Friends,” Harris’s solo debut, will be released on October 7.
Say hello to “Blond.”
And with a title that’s just a wee bit on the nose.
Bonus: they still sound nothing like The All-Starr Band.
Head into the forest with photographer Daniel Cavazos for a closer look at Justin Vernon’s woodland celebration.
The Chicago folk-jazz guitarist talks the ups and downs of touring and how the city of Chicago influenced his new record, “Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.”
The Austin noise trio make their full-length debut this Friday via Super Secret Records.
Gimme that rock and roll music.
The psych stalwarts’s seventh album, “Songs From the Pale Eclipse,” is out September 2 via Cleopatra Records.
The Swedish trio go bananas on their new single, and the video does its best to keep up.
The six-episode documentary series premieres August 19.
The quartet are the latest in the suddenly long line of hazy, phased-out Philadelphia folk groups.
The duo’s debut EP drops October 7.
The Detroit darkwave trio’s third album, “Into the Water,” is out next week on felte.
The former member of Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins goes it alone.
It’s the series finale of the Oregon festival’s spring season.
Feast your eyes!
Ryley Walker’s Primrose Green band flexes their own muscles.
Jim Cummings’s twelve-minute film is a masterpiece of characterization.
Sometimes the light is scarier than the darkness.
“Now I’m waving my hands in the middle of the road, and the cars won’t stop, no they won’t even slow.”
Organs, drums, and sax—get dizzy!
Michael Collins’s debut drops September 9 on Domino imprint Weird World.
Sun Ra’s Arkestra formed the spiritual center of the eleventh edition of the Chicago music festival.
Consider this your harbinger of doom.
Because you’re gonna catch Sufjan either way.
For those who can’t make it to Wrigley during this momentous season, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of what’s being served there.
Everyone stay calm!
From the French group’s self-titled collection, out now on Burger.