Articles by Mike LeSuer

Pearl Charles and Michael Rault Share Their Take on The Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight”

The track arrives ahead of Charles’ “Magic Mirror,” due out January 15.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Is Elton John’s Song and Record of the Year

Following the artist’s Grammy snubs, Sir Elton voices his support for Abel Tesfaye with a lo-res pic on Instagram.

Lee Paradise’s Sounds Behind “The Fink”

On his forthcoming solo debut, the Hooded Fang vocalist experiments with a wide array of sounds, which he cites inspiration for here.

Daniel Avery Shares Aquatic New Single “Petrol Blue”

The loose track follows the electronic musician’s “Love + Light” LP released over the summer.

Emily Edrosa Shares a Playlist of Influences on Her New Record “Another Wave Is Coming”

The New Zealand songwriter shares how The Durutti Column and The Sound inspired her new LP, which drops tomorrow.

Izaak Opatz Gives Us What We All Need Now, Which Is a Cover of Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane”

The track will appear on the songwriter’s covers LP “Hot & Heavy-Handed,” out December 11.

Hypoluxo Break Down Their Self-Titled Record Track by Track

The Brooklyn post-punk ensemble quartet on the service industry jobs and awkward Christmas parties that formed their eponymous LP.

Lambchop’s Recent Departures Playlist

Kurt Wagner compiles a list of his favorite tracks from artists we’ve lost this year.

Mamalarky Give Us a Tour of the Four Corners of Atlanta Craigslist’s Missed Connections Section

Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut this Friday, the fourpiece get acquainted with their new city.

Stream Soft Kill’s Gloomy New Album “Dead Kids R.I.P. City” Early

Tobias Grave answers a few of our questions along with the early stream of the record officially out this Friday.

Saint Ezekiel and Moonchild’s Amber Navran Celebrate Nigerian Creatives on “Ikeja Dreaming”

The track arrives ahead of Ezekiel’s “Everything Is Under Alarm” EP, out December 4.

Vic Mensa to Host Sleepout in Order to Raise Money for Chicago’s Homeless Population

Kicking off Thursday night with a candlelight vigil outside of SaveMoneySaveLife’s office, the initiative will also be live streamed.

Watch Eric Andre Torture JPEGMAFIA, Lil Yachty, and Trippie Redd on “Rapper Warrior Ninja”

Murs and Zack Fox also appeared on the “Eric Andre Show” bit.

Burr Oak Observe the Changing Seasons on “Flower Garden”

It’s the second single from Savanna Dickhut’s forthcoming debut record, “Late Bloomer.”

Anna McClellan Shares Her Favorite Father/Daughter Records Releases

Ahead of the release of “I saw first light,” the songwriter shares four records that best define the label for her.

Melvins’ Dale Crover Channels Kesey, The Cramps, and Kiké Hernández in His “I Can’t Help You There” Video

The drummer’s sophomore solo LP is out January 15 via Joyful Noise.

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Justin Broadrick reflects upon this grey, dragging moment in history, highlighting the beauty we tend to ignore.

Molchat Doma Break Down Their Brutalist New LP “Monument” Track by Track

The Belarusian coldwave trio detail their third album, out today via Sacred Bones.

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