Articles by Mike LeSuer

Adult Mom Shares a Playlist of Influences for Their New LP “Driver”

Stevie Knipe lists a dozen tracks that helped shape their latest LP, which drops this Friday on Epitaph.

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from February 2021 You Should Know

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

A Winged Victory for the Sullen Break Down Their New “Invisible Cities” Score Track by Track

Adam Wiltzie provides a necessary field guide for the stage production soundtrack’s experimental orchestral drone.

Please Bear with Me While I Explain That “The Lord of the Rings” Is a Maternity Allegory

With the film trilogy’s 20th anniversary creeping up, here’s something new to consider when rewatching it for the dozenth time: It is a movie about childbirth.

Molina Shares New Single “Cold” Along with a Visual and Playlist of Influences

The Danish-Chilean composer cites Dean Blunt, Cocteau Twins, and Philip Glass as artists who have helped shape her aesthetic.

Stream Dreamwell’s Intense Hardcore LP “Modern Grotesque” in Full

The Rhode Island band’s latest will be self-released tomorrow.

FKA twigs Is Working on a TV Adaptation of Her Martial Arts–Themed “sad day” Music Video for FX

She broke the news in a new interview with “I May Destroy You” creator Michaela Coel for The Face.

Amulets Share a Nature-Doc Visual for the Brooding New Single “The New Normal”

The title track arrives ahead of Randall Taylor’s latest collection of ambient drone, due out April 2 on The Flenser.

Fog Lake Announces New LP “Tragedy Reel,” Shares First Single “Jitterbug”

The latest collection of bedroom pop recordings from Aaron Powell arrives April 23 via Orchid Tapes.

Another Michael Walk Us Through Their Vibrant New Album “New Music and Big Pop”

Michael Doherty tells us what inspired the group’s Run for Cover debut.

Hazing Over Break Down Their New Grindcore EP “Pestilence” Track by Track

The band formerly known as Shin Guard explain their shift in sound on the project’s four songs.

A.A. Triggs Shares the Folksy Anarchist Fantasy “A Love Song for the Revolution”

The song from his forthcoming debut record is “a ballad for people that want to watch it burn.”

Birthday Ass Share the Chaotic-Good Opening Track from Their New Album “Head of the Household”

“Blah” sets the stage for the jazzy no wave group’s latest LP, out April 23 via Ramp Local.

Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore Enlist DSTL, Sareem Poems, and Rich Medina on “Black Is…”

The duo share the Black History Month anthem from their forthcoming collaboration “Of Process and Progression.”

Colin Miller Announces “Hook” EP, Shares Video for First Single “I Need a Friend”

The Asheville-based songwriter’s new project will drop March 19.

slowthai, “TYRON”

The UK rapper’s origin-story prequel experiments with earnest beauty while still feeling like a prank.

Kalbells and Miss Eaves Open Up the Discourse on Fuckbois for New Single “Pickles”

The single will appear on the Kalbells’ sophomore album “Max Heart.”

Jaye Jayle Brings the Domestic Struggle of “From Louisville” to Life in New Video

The “Prisyn” track receives a somnambulistic video from director Bobby Cochran.

Jesswar Shares a Playlist of the Tracks That Inspired Her New Single “Medusa”

The Fijian rapper shares 10 songs that helped shape her bold style.

Alejandro Otero Waits for Change That Won’t Come on “Wasted Youth”

The Madrid-based songwriter shares the latest from his debut album “None But Everyone,” which arrives next month.

Mint Julep Experiment with Dreamy Atmosphere on “A Rising Sun”

It’s the latest single from the duo’s upcoming “In a Deep and Dreamless Sleep.”

Sarah Mary Chadwick Breaks Down Her Intimate New LP “Me & Ennui Are Friends, Baby” Track by Track

The Melbourne-based songwriter dives into the trauma, sexuality, and humor of her latest record.

Ol’ Burger Beats & Vuyo Share the Jazzy Singles “Not for Sale” and “Dusty Grooves”

The tracks will appear on the Norwegian hip-hop duo’s forthcoming LP “Dialogue.”

Stream Dark Time Sunshine’s New Album “LORE” and Read Their Track-by-Track Breakdown

The hip-hop duo’s first record in nearly a decade features verses from Aesop Rock, R.A.P. Ferreira, Homeboy Sandman, and more.

Dentist Share the First Single From Their Forthcoming LP with the Buzzing “Don’t Let Me Catch You”

The ceaseless bummer that was 2020 didn’t kill the NJ-bred punks’ creative spark.

John Carpenter, “Lost Themes III: Alive After Death”

Carpenter accomplishes a meditative dread he avoided as a filmmaker on his latest “Lost Themes” installment.

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from January 2021 You Should Know

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

Homeboy Sandman and Deca Team Up on New Single “All Because of You (Infatuated Duke)”

Hear the artists’ collaborative track born of a mutual appreciation.

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