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The Sees, “Conversations with My Future Self”

The debut LP from the Brooklyn rockers is made with care and precision—it’s as much about the spaces between the songs as it is about the songs themselves.

November 17, 2023
Racetraitor, “Creation and the Timeless Order of Things”

The hyper-political Chicago hardcore outfit’s second post-reunion record is marked by a restlessness so powerful you can almost hear the effects of systemic oppression within its songs.

November 16, 2023
First Listen
Carpool Attempt to Curb a Panic Attack with New Single “Can We Just Get High?”

The Rochester punks share a new track alongside the news of their SideOneDummy debut My Life in Subtitles arriving March 22.

November 15, 2023
R.E.M., “Up” [25th Anniversary Edition]

Newly remastered and packaged with a rare 1999 live performance, the alt-rock icons’ debut record as a trio remains perfectly in tune with the world—both musically and lyrically.

November 13, 2023
The Gaslight Anthem, “History Books”

The heartland-punks’ first record in nine years takes influence from both before their hiatus and from vocalist Brian Fallon’s recent solo work, though never in any predictable fashion.

October 27, 2023
First Listen
Super Cassette Juggle Hope and Futility on New Single “Path Through the Past”

The queer-pop sibling duo’s debut album Continue? arrives December 1.

October 25, 2023
The Menzingers, “Some of It Was True”

The Scranton punks mostly nail the balance between nostalgia and pure emotion on their seventh LP, if occasionally coming across as Menzingers-by-numbers.

October 20, 2023
Heatmiser, “The Music of Heatmiser”

In lieu of the soft folk sound Elliott Smith came to be known for, this collection of rarities from his mid-’90s band harnesses punk and grunge while embracing the recklessness of youth.

October 10, 2023
First Listen
Deathchant Feed Their Paranoia in Video for New Single “Chariot”

The LA metal quartet’s third album Thrones lands October 13 via RidingEasy Records.

September 26, 2023
First Listen
Calling Hours Announce Debut LP “Say Less,” Share New Track “Curtain Call”

The new project featuring Farside’s Popeye Vogelsang and members of Don’t Sleep will release November 10 via Revelation Records.

September 26, 2023
Sydney Sprague, “somebody in hell loves you”

The Phoenix-based songwriter puts her songwriting personality front and center on her sophomore record, once again writing about heartache for all the right reasons.

September 15, 2023
First Listen
Fat Mike Shares an Early Stream of String Renditions LP “Fat Mike Gets Strung Out”

The NOFX vocalist previews his surprisingly beautiful collection of string arrangements in collaboration with Baz the Frenchman before the LP officially drops this Friday.

September 13, 2023
Yesterday Is Here: Tom Waits’ Disruption of the Notion of Time in the ’80s

With new reissues of Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Franks Wild Years out now, we revisit the songwriting icon’s mid-career run when he leaned into his eccentricities—and changed the course of his career as a result.

September 06, 2023
First Listen
Empty Country Pay Homage to the Late Silver Jews Frontman on New Track “David”

Former Cymbals Eat Guitars vocalist Joseph D’Agostino’s second album with the project arrives November 3 via Get Better Records (and Tough Love Recs in the UK).

September 06, 2023
Track by Track
Roselit Bone Break Down Their Regenerational New LP “Ofrenda” Track by Track

Charlotte McCaslin goes deep on a record about coming to terms with being a living thing in a dying world.

August 25, 2023
First Listen
Crasher Cools Things Down on Latest Single “Iced Tea”

Exasperation drummer Dave Mead’s debut solo LP Speaking Terms will arrive October 10.

August 23, 2023
Track by Track
The Xcerts Walk Us Through Their Expectation-Defying New LP “Learning How to Live and Let Go”

Murray Macleod takes us track by track through the Brighton punks’ journey of self-rediscovery, which is out now via UNFD.

August 18, 2023
First Listen
shallow pools Call Out Shitty Audience Behavior on New Single “Nightmare”

The Boston-based quartet’s debut album I Think About It All the Time lands October 13 via Equal Vision Records.

August 17, 2023
The Hives, “The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons”

On their first record in 11 years, the Swedish garage-rock revivalists have as much gusto, energy, and attitude as they did on their 1997 debut.

August 09, 2023
Divide and Dissolve on the Internal and External Liberation of “Systemic”

Takiaya Reed discusses how the joy of creation adds a personal layer to the anti-colonialist drone-metal project’s mission statement.

August 09, 2023
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