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The Arcs Close the Curtains

Leon Michels details how Richard Swift lives on through Electrophonic Chronic, the blues-rock supergroup’s first record in nearly a decade.

February 02, 2023
John Cale’s Castle of Noise

Catching up with the Velvet Underground icon ahead of his collaborative new solo album Mercy.

January 18, 2023
Labrador Unveil Fiery Single “Guy with a Job (That Nobody Wants),” Announce New LP

The alt-country quintet’s sophomore record Hold the Door for Strangers arrives January 13.

November 15, 2022
The Metamorphosis of Turnover

Austin Getz reflects on the band’s decade-long career and how it led them to their disco-informed new LP, Myself in the Way.

November 07, 2022
First Listen
Grace Inspace Merges Fantasy with Satire on “Last Girl”

The debut single from the self-proclaimed “songwriter-on-assignment” is a pop kaleidoscope with energized poise.

November 04, 2022
KCRW Makes Deirdre O’Donoghue’s SNAP Archive of Live Recordings Public

The digital collection includes performances by Tom Waits, R.E.M., Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and many more.

November 04, 2022
Iggy Pop Returns with Thrashing Intensity on “Frenzy”

The punk icon’s first solo single of 2022 features contributions from Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, and Andrew Watt.

October 28, 2022
Soccer Mommy Gives “Darkness Forever” a Halloween Makeover with “Sophie’s Version”

The song originally appeared on Sophie Allison’s album Sometimes, Forever released back in June.

October 28, 2022
Blu DeTiger Shares Music Video for Hypnotic New Single “Elevator”

The visual features cameos from Alexander 23, Rebecca Black, Bad Suns’ Gavin Bennett, Uffie, and others.

October 24, 2022
Florence + the Machine’s “Heaven Is Here” Gets a Haunting Remix Courtesy of IDLES

The song originally appeared on Florence Welch and company’s 2022 album Dance Fever.

October 21, 2022
Digital Cover
Arctic Monkeys Take a Bow

In our latest digital cover story, Alex Turner discusses how the band’s trajectory over the past two decades has led them to their seventh LP The Car, the group’s most collaborative and unrestrained effort yet.

October 19, 2022
From Up Above Together: A Decade of Mac DeMarco’s “2”

The Canadian rocker reflects on the album that made him a household name.

October 17, 2022
Ladytron Announce New Album with the Dynamic Single “City of Angels”

The band’s seventh LP Time’s Arrow arrives January 20 on Cooking Vinyl.

October 14, 2022
Film + TV
Fiona Apple Travels to Middle-Earth with New Song “Where the Shadows Lie”

The single came together for the season finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

October 07, 2022
“Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All” Compilation Hits Bandcamp for One Day Only

Headlined by songs from David Byrne and Devo, R.E.M., Tegan and Sara, Soccer Mommy, Sleater-Kinney, Pearl Jam, Maya Hawke, and Fleet Foxes, the release is raising funds for nationwide abortion access and independent abortion clinics.

October 07, 2022
LCD Soundsystem Unveil First New Song in Five Years with “new body rhumba”

The new track will be featured in Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise.

September 30, 2022
Arctic Monkeys Release Crooning Single “Body Paint”

The English rockers will perform the second single from their forthcoming LP The Car on The Tonight Show this evening.

September 29, 2022
Caleb Landry Jones Announces New Album “Gadzooks Vol. 2” with Lead Single “Touchdown Yolk”

The actor and songwriter’s third album arrives November 4 on Sacred Bones.

September 28, 2022
Paramore Release “This Is Why,” Their First New Song in Five Years

The band’s long-awaited sixth album of the same name is set to follow on February 10 via Atlantic Records.

September 28, 2022
First Listen
60 Channels Unveils New Video For Reimagined “How It Goes Down” feat. Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde

Electronic composer The Angel collaborates with the legendary rapper on a reworked track from her 1999 EP Give Me Your Love.

September 28, 2022
Nation of Language Release Lively One-Off Single “From the Hill”

The Brooklyn synth-pop trio are embarking on a world tour later this year.

September 28, 2022
Samia Announces New Album “Honey” with Lead Single “Kill Her Freak Out”

The songwriter’s sophomore album is set to arrive on January 27 via Grand Jury.

September 27, 2022
Tegan and Sara Release “Snotty-Nosed” New Single “I Can’t Grow Up”

The latest track from the Canadian duo’s 11th studio album Crybaby was inspired by Dehd and New Order.

September 27, 2022
Pavement Announce Museum Exhibition in NYC This Weekend

The exhibition will coincide with the band’s four sold-out concerts in Brooklyn.

September 26, 2022
Track by Track
The Soft Moon Takes Us Track by Track Through His Latest LP “Exister”

With the album out now via Sacred Bones, Luis Vasquez shares the emotions that catalyzed all 11 tracks.

September 26, 2022
Film + TV
The Byers’ House From Stranger Things is Now For Sale

One of the Netflix sensation’s most infamous landmarks can now be yours.

September 23, 2022
Track by Track
Tim Burgess Walks Us Through His Far-Reaching LP Typical Music Track by Track

The Charlatans’ singer-songwriter breaks down all 22 tracks on his sixth solo record.

September 22, 2022
Derek Ted Releases Single “w the roses,” Announces New Album Times Have Changed

The LA-based folk singer is also heading out on the road this fall with Field Medic.

September 22, 2022
Alvvays Pay Homage to The Go-Go’s’ Belinda Carlisle on “Belinda Says”

The dream pop band also releases cheeky ode to reply guys with new song “Very Online Guy”

September 22, 2022
L’Impératrice Share CRSSD Festival Playlist

Before taking the stage in San Diego this weekend, the French pop sextet share a dozen songs to help you get amped for the festival

September 21, 2022

Wet Leg

Hear Wet Leg Cover Ashnikko’s “Daisy” and Reimagine “Convincing” 

The Isle of Wight duo also announced four headlining dates in New York in December.

September 21, 2022
First Listen
Girl Scout Arrive in a Hurry on Debut Single “Do You Remember Sally Moore?”

The Swedish quartet’s debut EP is due out in February 2023

September 20, 2022
The Smashing Pumpkins Return to 1995 on Single “Beguiled”

The band’s twelfth album, ATUM, arrives in three parts over the next six months

September 20, 2022
Watch The Heavy Heavy Perform “Miles and Miles” in the Middle of a Sussex Field for “Neighborhoods”

The band is currently in the midst of their first US tour.

September 20, 2022
First Listen
Jon Brion Resurrects Obscure Single “I Believe She’s Lying” Written with Aimee Mann

The prolific composer’s remastered solo debut Meaningless arrives October 21.

September 20, 2022
Whitney Take New Shape on “SPARK”

Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich discuss the “no-rules situation” their experimental third LP was born within.

September 19, 2022
Jaws of Love. Oscillates Through the Heavy Stuff on Woozy, Distorted New Single “5 Years”

The track from Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer precedes his sophomore album, Second Life.

September 16, 2022
Digital Cover
Fontaines D.C. Take America

In our latest digital cover story, we catch up with the Irish post-punk quintet before their upcoming US tour dates, including Primavera Sound in Los Angeles.

August 23, 2022
Maya Hawke Is Rediscovering the Parts of Herself She Once Left Behind

Along with sharing a video for “Sweet Tooth,” the second single ahead of her sophomore record Moss, the NYC polymath discusses how she’s been navigating her mid-20s in pandemic America.

August 16, 2022
I Like Watching You Live: Fiona Apple’s “The Idler Wheel…” 10 Years On

A personal glimpse at how the songwriter’s 2012 art-pop record has emerged as a self-acceptance anthem 10 years down the road.

June 20, 2022
In Conversation
Horsegirl on Making Zines and Giving a Voice to the Youth of Chicago

With their debut LP Versions of Modern Performance out now, the band shares how the intersection of art and music has galvanized them.

June 08, 2022
20 Years After “The Big Come Up,” The Black Keys’ Hearts Are Still in Ohio

For the anniversary of the blues-rock duo’s debut record, we chatted with Patrick Carney about living up to the album’s title.

May 13, 2022
In Conversation
Kurt Vile on the Kaleidoscopic Odyssey of His Triumphant New Album“(watch my moves)”

We talked to Philly’s Constant Hitmaker about working at his new recording studio, his love for The Boss, and more.

April 14, 2022
First Listen
Emily Parrish’s “Drown” Is a Generous, Dreamy Reflection on Partnership

The Detroit-based songwriter shares her debut solo single, which was produced by Hala’s Ian Ruhala.

April 01, 2022
Mitski, Laurel Hell

“Laurel Hell” is a perfect blend of angsty, pre-2018 Mitski and the disco-leaning, stadium-shaking new self she touted four years ago.

February 03, 2022
Film + TV
John Carpenter Finds Joy in Soundtracking the Gore of “Halloween Kills”

The Master of Horror talks soundtracking the latest installment of the horror franchise he launched over 40 years ago.

October 27, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Kevin Devine on Giving New Life to Old Favorites on “Matter of Time II”

The Brooklyn native discusses looking back on his shape-shifting discography and looking forward to a future full of subscription platform options for artists.

September 09, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Kevin Drew Soundtracks the Beauty of Voiceless Emotions on “Influences”

The Broken Social Scene co-founder discusses his new instrumental album as K.D.A.P.

August 02, 2021
My Tree, “Where the Grace Is”

The Brooklyn duo’s second LP is a well-intentioned, slow-burn rumination on the gripes of American social and economical plight.

July 30, 2021