Articles by Mike LeSuer

It’s Time to Talk About Viggo Mortensen and Buckethead’s Collaborative Album “Pandemoniumfromamerica”

It’s the duo’s third collaboration, but their only project featuring three Hobbits and Noam Chomsky.

SIGNAL BOOST: 15 Tracks from the First Half of 2020 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few months.

Relax Your Mind with Eddie Chacon’s “My Mind Is Out of Its Mind”

The soulful single comes from the vocalist’s album “Pleasure, Joy and Happiness,” out July 10.

Frank Turner Takes on NOFX’s “Falling in Love” for Forthcoming Split LP

Expect “West Coast vs. Wessex” out July 31.

Becca Mancari’s Songs About Staying True

The playlist arrives along with the Nashville songwriter’s “The Greatest Part,” out today via Captured Tracks.

Mountain Time Enlists Cursive’s Tim Kasher to Direct “Rosemary, Etc.” Video

The solo project of Mineral’s Chris Simpson celebrates the release of “Music for Looking Animals” today.

Tough Age Announce New LP “Which Way Am I?” With Lead Single “Repose”

The Toronto band’s fourth album drops August 7 via Mint Records.

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, and 9th Wonder Announce Debut as Dinner Party

Their self-titled will drop July 10 via Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire.

Outside Lands Reveals Massive Initial Lineup for 2021, Including Tame Impala, Lizzo, and The Strokes

The SF festival will make up for lost time with Tyler, the Creator, The 1975, and J Balvin already locked in.

Watch Bright Eyes Play Together for the First Time in Nearly a Decade on “Colbert”

Conor Oberst’s band performed their new song “Mariana Trench” from their newly announced album.

Pom Pom Squad’s Songs That Celebrate Their Journey to Queerness

Mia Berrin threw together a playlist of songs that helped her own her queer identity.

Half Gringa Announces Sophomore Album “Force to Reckon” with “1990”

The reflection on intrusive thoughts is the first single to precede the LP, out August 28.

Meet Me @ the Altar’s Songs That Shaped Their Pop-Punk Sound

The trio share fifteen tracks that inspire their vibrant take on punk.

Sundressed Share a Video for the Millennial Anthem “Oh Please”

All proceeds from the single benefit the Black Lives Matter movement.

Advertisement Share the Sprawling, Proggy “Freedom,” as Well as 22 Songs That Shaped It

It’s the second single from their debut album, American Advertisement, out July 10.

Teyana Taylor Announces New LP “The Album,” Out This Friday

The R&B songwriter’s new record includes verses from Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, and many more.

Muzz Break Down Their Self-Titled Debut Album Track by Track

Interpol’s Paul Banks, The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick, and Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman give us the details on their first LP together.

LISTEN: Push Push and Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Share the Cathartic “ACAB”

The South African rapper delivers an intense electro-pop single with a pretty straightforward message.


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