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First Listen
Guided by Voices Brace for Reptilian Armageddon on New Single “Lizard on the Red Brick Wall”

The prolific (to put it mildly) rockers’ second album of 2022, Tremblers and Goggles by Rank, arrives July 1.

June 28, 2022
Playlist
Katie Alice Greer’s Extreme and Unhinged Sounds Playlist

The ex-Priests vocalist’s own debut collection of unhinged sounds, Barbarism, is out now.

June 27, 2022

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First Listen
PACKS Is Taking on Too Much on New Single “iknowiknow”

Madeline Link’s stripped-back EP WOAH arrives July 8 via Fire Talk.

June 27, 2022
Playlist
Automatic’s Playlist of Apocalyptic Songs From Fellow LA Bands

With their dystopian sci-fi opus Excess out now, the trio shares 10 tracks that match its energy.

June 24, 2022
First Listen
OSEES Square Up Against the Police in “Perm Act” Video

A Foul Form, the shapeshifting band’s latest foray into lo-fi punk, arrives August 12 via Castle Face.

June 24, 2022
Short Fictions Share a List of Their Favorite Pittsburgh-Based Musicians

From Code Orange to Mac Miller, vocalist Sam Treber names 10 fellow Steel City acts that inspire the band ahead of their new album Every Moment of Every Day.

June 23, 2022
First Listen
The Walkmen’s Peter Matthew Bauer Embraces Humanity Over Spiritual Escape on “Skulls”

Bauer’s new LP Flowers is set for release on September 23 via his own label Fortune Tellers Music.

June 23, 2022
death’s dynamic shroud Announce New EP “Messe de E-102” with a Video for the Title Track

The vaporwave trio’s latest collection of songs drops July 31 via—where else—100% Electronica.

June 22, 2022
Julien Baker, Tomberlin, Faye Webster, and More Featured on New Comp “Through the Soil II,” Out Now

All funds from the 37-track Bandcamp-only collection benefit The Trevor Project.

June 22, 2022
First Listen
Attia Taylor Looks Back on Late-Teen Romance on New Single “Broad and Cherry”

The track arrives ahead of the Brooklyn-based songwriter’s buzzing album Space Ghost, out July 8 via Lame-O.

June 22, 2022
First Listen
Living Hour Take a Mental Vacation in the Video for New Single “No Body”

The Winnipeg-based dream pop group’s Jay Som co-produced third album Someday Is Today arrives September 2 via Kanine Records.

June 22, 2022
Playlist
PENDANT Shares a Playlist of Songs He Discovered Through Skate Videos That Influenced “Harp”

Chris Adams walks us through a selection of tracks that helped shape his recent shapeshifting LP.

June 15, 2022
First Listen
Alex the Astronaut Makes Big Adjustments on New Single “Haircut”

Her sophomore album How to Grow a Sunflower Underwater is out July 22 via Nettwerk.

June 15, 2022
First Listen
Dogbreth Become Cleansed by the Sonoran Desert on New Single “Valley of the Moon”

The Tristan Jemsek–led project will release their latest album Believe This Rain at the end of the summer.

June 14, 2022
Plato III Brings His Past with Him on “The Devil Has Texas”

The LA-based rapper talks how growing up in Abilene shaped his debut album with Polyvinyl Records.

June 13, 2022
Film + TV
Watch David Lynch’s Video Tribute to His Late Musical Collaborator Julee Cruise

The groundbreaking dream-pop vocalist passed away yesterday aged 65.

June 10, 2022
Tenacious D Share Medley of The Who Songs with Proceeds Benefiting Gun Safety Org

In addition to releasing the 7-inch, Jack Black and Kyle Gass are also launching a line of fiber bars.

June 08, 2022
First Listen
Kal Marks Return with New LP “My Name Is Hell,” Televangelize in Video for New Track “Ovation”

Carl Shane’s noise-rock project’s first release with a new lineup will arrive August 5 via Exploding in Sound.

June 08, 2022
First Listen
Air Waves Announce New LP “The Dance,” Share New Single “Wait”

Ahead of the record’s September 9 release via Fire Records, Nicole Schneit reveals a video for a new track.

June 07, 2022
Track by Track
Poliça Take Us Into the Mouth of “Madness”

Channy Leaneagh breaks down each track on the Minneapolis collective’s experimental new LP, out now via Memphis Industries.

June 03, 2022
Signal Boost
Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from April & May 2022 You Should Know

The months’ most discourse-worthy singles, according to our Senior Editor.

June 01, 2022
First Listen
Tijuana Panthers’ Latest Single Is an Earnest Ode to Slackers

The West Coast punks’ new album Halfway to Eighty is out June 24 via Innovative Leisure.

June 01, 2022
Playlist
10 Songs That Inspired Just Mustard While Writing “Heart Under”

The atmospheric Irish rockers’ new album arrives this week via Partisan Records.

May 26, 2022
First Listen
Dead Waves Share an Early Stream of Their Eerily Calm “Abandoned Children” EP

The Panopoulos brothers’ first release since 2018’s God of the Wild officially drops tomorrow via Entheon Records.

May 26, 2022
First Listen
Alice Cohen’s Stop-Motion Video for “Bodies in Motion” Depicts Exactly That

The single arrives ahead of the avant-synthpop artist’s seventh album Moonrising, out July 8.

May 25, 2022
Playlist
The Bruce Lee Band Share Their Heavy Rotation Playlist Ahead of the Release of “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

Mike Park compiles 19 songs he had on repeat while the ska supergroup’s latest release came together.

May 24, 2022
First Listen
Carlos Truly Sings From the POV of a Houseplant on New Single “Vessel”

The Ava Luna songwriter’s debut solo album—co-produced with Nick Hakim and Tony Seltzer—arrives July 1.

May 24, 2022
In Conversation
Moodie Black on Bringing Noise Rap to New Audiences Ahead of Their Tour with Puscifer

Hand-picked to open a string of dates across the U.S. this summer, emcee kdeath shares how a decade-plus of grinding continues to lead to invigorating opportunities.

May 23, 2022
Track by Track
Sweet Pill Walk Us Through Each Track of Their Debut LP “Where the Heart Is,” Share an Early Stream

The Philly punks’ album officially drops this Wednesday via Topshelf Records.

May 23, 2022
Playlist
Big Shiny Tunes: A Playlist of Clean Guitars by Cola

With their debut album Deep in View dropping this Friday, the Ought offshoot shares 10 tracks that best exemplify a pristine guitar sound.

May 19, 2022
She & Him Are Returning with an Album-Length Collection of Brian Wilson Covers, Share First Single

Melt Away, arriving July 22, will see M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel regrouping for the first time in six years.

May 18, 2022
First Listen
Diners Practice Patience on New Single “Half Glass”

Blue Broderick’s new LP Four Wheels and the Truth arrives June 10 via Lauren Records.

May 18, 2022
First Listen
Kristiane Dreams About a Life Beyond What She Knows on “State Lines”

The LA-based songwriter’s EP of the same name will arrive August 26 via FADER Label.

May 18, 2022
First Listen
Object of Affection Face the Challenges of Commitment on New Single “Through and Through”

The LA post-punk group comprised of members of Fury and Death Bells debuts a new track which officially drops tomorrow via Suicide Squeeze.

May 17, 2022
First Listen
MISZCZYK Announces Debut LP “Thyrsis of Etna,” Taps Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier for First Single

“In the Dark” arrives ahead of the new collaborative record from producer Nyles Miszcyzk, which arrives July 15 on We Are Time.

May 16, 2022
Playlist
Post Animal Share a Playlist of Songs for the Farm

With their latest record Love Gibberish composed on the farm where the band originated, the Chicago rockers accrue 14 songs to soundtrack their next trip to the countryside.

May 13, 2022
First Listen
Dominic Sen Turns Inward for Validation on New Track “Lookin’ 4 Pleasure”

The Usher-inspired single is out now via Grind Select.

May 11, 2022
Playlist
Indii G.’s Songs He Wish He Wrote

The Louisiana-reared rapper and guitarist shares a playlist of 10 tracks he would’ve liked to include on his new EP Riverhouse.

May 10, 2022
Watch Kendrick Lamar Rap as Kanye, Kobe, and Nipsey in “The Heart Part 5” Video

The disco-infused single is the first taste of the rapper’s new LP Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, which arrives this Friday.

May 09, 2022
First Listen
Daniel Kleederman Contemplates Acceptance on New Single “I Won’t Be”

Grand Kid, the debut EP from Bartees Strange’s guitarist, arrives May 27.

May 09, 2022
Track by Track
!!! Guide Us Through Their Playful New Album “Let It Be Blue”

Nic Offer details the ideas behind each track on the dance experimentalists’ ninth album, out now via Warp.

May 06, 2022
Track by Track
Silverstein Breaks Down Their Seething New Album “Misery Made Me” Track by Track

The hardcore mainstays’ latest LP is out today via UNFD.

May 06, 2022
Track by Track
S. Carey Takes Us Track by Track Through His Hopeful New LP “Break Me Open”

The Bon Iver drummer’s latest solo release is out now via Jagjaguwar.

May 05, 2022
First Listen
Jane Lai Announces Debut EP “Received Receipt,” Shares New Track “Packing Tape”

The Teenage Halloween keyboardist’s first solo release will arrive June 3 on Lauren Records.

May 04, 2022
First Listen
Brothers Griiin Counter the Seriousness of “Heart Attack” with a Spaghetti-Covered Video

The single arrives ahead of the Flaming Lips percussionists’ debut album Joy City, out May 2 on Graveface.

May 02, 2022
Archibald Slim Joins the Blunt Rotation in Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon’s “Georgia O’Keeffe” Video

The heavily psychedelic alt-rap project’s debut album Casual Abductions is out now via POW Recordings.

April 28, 2022
First Listen
Pet Fox Announce New LP “A Face in Your Life,” Share First Single “Checked Out”

The trio featuring members of Ovlov and Palehound will release the album on June 17 via Exploding in Sound.

April 27, 2022
First Listen
Bread Pilot Look for Comfort Anywhere They Can Find It on “Droopee”

The latest track from the Seattle-based group’s label debut New to You arrives with a video.

April 26, 2022
First Listen
Jacky Boy Share the Riff-Heavy Title Track From Their New LP “Mush”

The grungy Bloomington group’s sophomore album arrives this Friday via Darling Recordings.

April 25, 2022
The Mary Veils Envision an Interdimensional Mass Taking Over Philly in “Jelly” Video

The bad-trip visual arrives in the wake of the garage rockers’ recent album Esoteric Hex.

April 22, 2022
Track by Track
Defcee and BoatHouse Walk Us Through Their Collaborative LP “For All Debts Public and Private”

The Chicago-based rapper and producer break down each track on their new album, out now via Closed Sessions.

April 20, 2022
First Listen
Sound of Ceres Explore a New World in “Sunray Venus” Video

The single lands ahead of the group’s new Marina Abramović–featuring album Emerald Sea, out June 17 on Joyful Noise.

April 19, 2022
First Listen
Yoo Doo Right Announce New LP, Share Expansive Single “Feet Together, Face Up, on the Front Lawn”

The 16-and-a-half-minute epic arrives ahead of A Murmur, Boundless To The East, out June 10 via Mothland.

April 18, 2022
First Listen
Jo Schornikow Is Both Fooler and Fooled on New Single “Plaster”

A slo-mo video for the track arrives ahead of the Australian songwriter’s new album ALTAR.

April 18, 2022
Reviews
Cremation Lily, “Dreams Drenched in Static”

The latest from Zen Zsigo’s ambient project is a visceral examination of the confused mental state between sleep and consciousness.

April 15, 2022
Track by Track
A Wilhelm Scream Break Down the Duality of Their New Album “Lose Your Delusion”

Trevor Reilly and Nuno Pereira walk us through the East Coast punks’ latest LP track by track.

April 14, 2022
First Listen
N8NOFACE Offers Another Glimpse of His Forthcoming LP “Homicide” with the Buzzing Single “Fala”

With his tour alongside Ho99o9 kicking off this Friday, the LA-via-Tucson artist continues to tease his new album slated for an April 29 release.

April 13, 2022
Playlist
13 Tracks That Inspired Jerry Paper’s Playful New LP “Free Time”

From Sly & the Family Stone to Thin Lizzy (and back to Sly & the Family Stone), the songwriter shares a playlist of tracks that influenced their latest record.

April 12, 2022
First Listen
Marta Knight Learns to Live in the Moment in Her Video for New Single “I’m Here”

The Barcelona-based songwriter’s new album Strange Times Forever arrives June 3 via La Castanya.

April 11, 2022
Enter Puppy’s Garden of Earthly Delights in the Band’s “My Offer” Video

The London rockers mash up Bosch with TikTok technology in the visual for their latest Pure Evil single.

April 06, 2022
First Listen
Trace Amount (Literally) Invent a New Language on New Single “Anti Body Language”

The debut LP from Brandon Gallagher’s abrasive solo project arrives next Friday.

April 06, 2022
First Listen
Frog Eyes Concoct a Medley of Surreal Images on New Single “Rainbow Stew”

After a stint as Soft Plastics, the Vancouver group’s return LP as Frog Eyes arrives April 29.

April 05, 2022
Track by Track
Christian Lee Hutson Walks Us Through His Reflective New LP “Quitters” Track by Track

The record was produced by Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst and features contributions from Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy and Great Grandpa’s Al Menne.

March 31, 2022
Signal Boost
Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from February & March 2022 You Should Know

The months’ most discourse-worthy singles, according to our Senior Editor.

March 31, 2022
First Listen
Pictureplane and Yawns Pay Homage to William Gibson on New Single “Burning Chrome”

The collaborative track arrives ahead of Travis Egedy’s art show Ultraviolet Mythology opening in Chicago this weekend.

March 29, 2022
First Listen
Mister Goblin Embody the Used Car Salesman Mindset on New Single “Military Discount”

The Bloomington-based group ready their new LP Bunny for an April 22 release via Exploding in Sound.

March 29, 2022
Track by Track
Factor Chandelier Walks Us Through His New Collaborative LP “Time Invested II” Track by Track

Featuring guest verses from Open Mike Eagle, Myka 9, Sunspot Jonz, and many more, the album is out now on Fake Four.

March 25, 2022
Track by Track
Whitmer Thomas Takes Us Track-by-Track Through His Introspective “Can’t Believe You’re Happy Here” EP

The comedian/musician’s latest project is now through Hardly Art.

March 24, 2022
First Listen
Golden Apples Announce Self-Titled LP, Share New Single “High School”

The Philly rockers’ sophomore album arrives April 29 via Lame-O Records.

March 22, 2022
Ducks Ltd. Team Up with illuminati hotties for a Cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”

The collaborative single arrives ahead of Ducks’ imminent U.S. tour.

March 17, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs / photo by Joyce Jude Lee

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tease First New Music in Nearly a Decade

Along with posting UK dates, the group hints at a follow-up to 2013’s Mosquito.

March 14, 2022
Island of Love Battle Quarantine Blues on New Single “At Home”

A video for the track arrives ahead of the London garage rockers’ EP Songs of Love, out this Friday.

March 14, 2022
Sirius Blvck Offers a Crash Course in Horror Film in “Out of My Body” Video

The track comes from the Indianapolis rapper’s 2021 LP Cinephile.

March 14, 2022
Reviews
Ho99o9, “SKIN”

With the help of Travis Barker, the industrial rap duo focus their feral energies into a surprisingly cohesive thesis statement.

March 10, 2022
First Listen
Gentle Heat Announce New LP with Buzzing Single “Total Orbit”

The Chicago lo-fi rockers’ latest record Sheer will arrive May 13 via Flesh & Bone Records.

March 09, 2022
First Listen
BODEGA Cover New Ground on the Romantic Ballad “Pillar on the Bridge of You”

The Brooklyn-based group shares a visual for the shamelessly amorous single ahead of their new record Broken Equipment.

March 09, 2022
First Listen
Good Looks Push for Positive Political Change on New Single “Bummer Year”

The single arrives ahead of the Austin-based group’s debut album of the same name, which arrives April 8 via Keeled Scales.

March 08, 2022
Playlist
10 Tracks That Inspired the Vulnerability of KAINA’s New Record “It Was a Home”

The Chicago-based songwriter shares a playlist featuring PinkPanthress, Xenia Rubinos, Lala Lala, and more.

March 07, 2022
First Listen
BOYO Announces New LP Echoes Like Memories, Shares First Single “Special”

Robert Tilden’s bedroom-pop project makes a hard pivot to upbeat psych-funk on his latest record, out this Friday via Park the Van.

March 07, 2022
Track by Track
Spring Silver Takes Us Track by Track Through I Could Get Used to This

The Silver Spring–based songwriter breaks down the McMansions, MAGA chuds, and chiptune bands that informed their latest album.

March 04, 2022
First Listen
Watch Maia Friedman Perform “Sunny Room” Live in a Fairly Gloomy Room

The Dirty Projectors member shares a new single ahead of the release of her debut solo album next Friday.

March 02, 2022
First Listen
No Swoon Talk to Their Younger Selves on New Track “Wait to See”

The LA-via-NYC dream-pop duo’s new album Take Your Time arrives April 8.

March 02, 2022
First Listen
Jerry Paper Chooses Playfulness Over Compliance on New Single “Just Say Play”

The single arrives ahead of Lucas Nathan’s new LP Free Time and a newly revealed set of tour dates.

March 01, 2022
Playlist
Caroline Loveglow’s Songs for Subways and Airplanes

With her debut album Strawberry out now, the LA-based songwriter shares a playlist of her go-to public transit listens.

February 25, 2022
A Day in the Very Busy Life of Chris Farren

The media darling takes us hour-by-hour through a big press day on the heels of his Death Don’t Wait (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

February 25, 2022
In Conversation
Bambara and Nothing’s Nicky Palermo Talk Love on My Mind, Post-Tour Downtime, and Big-Ass Fireworks

The Brooklyn post-punk trio linked up with the Nothing frontman ahead of the release of Bambara’s new mini-album.

February 24, 2022
First Listen
Linqua Franqa Takes Us Back to Early-’90s LA in Their “Bellringer” Video

The rapper-activist’s new LP of the same name arrives April 22 via Ernest Jenning Recording Co.

February 23, 2022
Small Black Soundtrack a Youthful Escapade in “Nobody Loves You” Video

The Brooklyn-based chillwave pioneers are currently on tour with 100% Electronica labelmate Caroline Loveglow.

February 22, 2022

This is Oblivion (Lulu Black and Mike Kadnar) photographed by Rose Callahan on March 28, 2021 in Upstate NY.

First Listen
This Is Oblivion Spin a Tale of Pursuit, Destruction, and Transformation in “The Truth” Video

The experimental metal duo’s self-titled debut arrives May 6 via Silent Pendulum Records.

February 21, 2022

Future Islands performing at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on 8/21/2014/ Photo by Alix Spence

Essay
This Is a Hemlock Ernst Guest Verse Appreciation Post

Duck-walking through the Future Islands frontman’s low-key career as an emcee with features on tracks from artists including Fatlip, Open Mike Eagle, and JPEGMAFIA.

February 18, 2022
First Listen
Surrounder Lament the Lives They Would Have Lived in “Blue Flowers” Video

The grunge-rockers’ new album Structural Mercy arrives tomorrow via Slang Church.

February 17, 2022
First Listen
MAITA Shares a Much Cooler Vision of the Metaverse in Her “Where Do You Go?” Video

Maria Maita-Keppeler’s new collection of songs I Just Want to Be Wild for You arrives tomorrow via Kill Rock Stars.

February 17, 2022
First Listen
Grocer Pick Apart the Toxic Male Psyche on New Track “Pick a Way”

The Philly-based group announces their new LP Numbers Game with a murky visual.

February 15, 2022
You Can Now Vomit on Your Sweater at Eminem’s “Mom’s Spaghetti” Pop-Up in Los Angeles

First launched in 2017 in Detroit, the pop-up opened this week in Downtown LA.

February 11, 2022
Track by Track
Author & Punisher Takes Us Through His Industrial Vision of Krüller Track by Track

Tristan Shone’s ninth LP of experimental metal is out now via Relapse Records.

February 10, 2022
Track by Track
Empath Detail the Cruise Ship Vibe of Their New LP Visitor

Catherine Elicson breaks down the Philly-based experimentalists’ latest album track by track.

February 10, 2022
First Listen
Walter Martin Looks Back on His Stint in The Walkmen on New Track “Easter”

The single arrives ahead of Martin’s latest solo endeavor, The Bear, which arrives March 25.

February 10, 2022
Dälek Announce New LP Precipice, Share First Single “Decimation (Dis Nation)”

The industrial hip-hop duo’s eighth album arrives April 29 via Ipecac Recordings.

February 09, 2022
First Listen
Satchy Doesn’t Take Time for Granted in New “Against the Words” Video

Inspired by Audre Lorde, the new single arrives ahead of Satchel Brown’s LP “Warm Absence” due out April 22.

February 09, 2022