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Why Aren’t You Listening to Ringo Starr’s Country Album from 1970?

The most slept-on Beatles solo album was also one of the first—and likely the most off-the-cuff, too.

November 21, 2018
Film + TV
Haddonfield, Revisited: John Carpenter’s Walk Back to “Halloween,” Forty Years Later

What many consider the scariest movie ever made started as a casual idea tossed out to a young filmmaker who understood the terror inherent within our own homes. That filmmaker also knew how to play the synthesizer. 

October 15, 2018
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All the Ugly Sunglasses in “Mission: Impossible 2,” Ranked

*flips hair out of eyes while rock-climbing*

July 27, 2018
Film + TV
It’s Time to Talk About the Awful Use of “Comfortably Numb” in that Sex Scene in “The Departed”

Movie: good. Van Morrison singing Pink Floyd while Leo takes his shirt off: bad.

June 22, 2018
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100 Percent Happy: Courtney Barnett Is Letting It All Go

Courtney Barnett has been building quite the home for herself in our cultural pantheon. But she needs a place for her cat to stay, too.

May 01, 2018
Khruangbin, “Con Todo El Mundo”

Now that every new release is considered to be a potential protest album of some kind, “Con Todo El Mundo” has arrived wonderfully devoid of any superfluous meaning.

February 14, 2018
A Eulogy for Ultimate Painting, One of Indie Rock’s Most Underappreciated Talents

The London duo should’ve become an institution. But with their final album supposedly scrapped, they’re at risk of becoming a footnote.

February 13, 2018
A Case-by-Case Legal History of Radiohead

Oh, so you’re such a big fan now? Name three of their lawsuits.

January 11, 2018
Art & Culture
Sinziana Velicescu’s Peripheral World

Rather than avoiding the ordinary details of our landscape, the LA photographer is focusing on them—and abstracting them into something new.

November 29, 2017
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The Coppolas, Ranked

Oscars, Schmoscars. We’ve got the real winners of the family right here.

October 25, 2017
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All the Band Shirts Worn by the Baby Anarchist in “GLOW,” Ranked

Ready, steady, go.

August 11, 2017
FYF Fest Still Isn’t Coachella (And That’s a Good Thing)

Headliners were a story, as always, but they weren’t the story out of the fest’s inaugural three-day run at Expo Park.  

July 25, 2017
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Non-Negotiable Casting Suggestions for Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Crank up the Beach Boys, baby: it’s time to figure this thing out.

July 13, 2017
Lorde, “Melodrama”

In an age of army-sized writing teams crushing any sense of person on most major label releases, Lorde exists as a disarmingly legitimate personality.

June 28, 2017
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Does Ed from Radiohead Only Sing His Own Name? An Investigative Report

Not all fan theories are garbage.

May 12, 2017
Woods, “Love Is Love”

If the critique of Woods is that they don’t shake things up enough, here is a definitive example to the contrary.

May 03, 2017
Mountain to Sound: The Returning Peaks and Hidden Valleys of Spoon

For a songwriter known for his inability to write a bad song, it’s easy to forget that Britt Daniel was once pushed to the brink. And whether he wants to or not, on “Hot Thoughts,” his group is bridging back to the beginning.

April 04, 2017
Foxygen, “Hang”

“Hang” feels like a dramatic work in eight parts—a vaudeville act about Hollywood and the bastardized Manifest Destiny that it’s created.

January 27, 2017
Ordinary People: Ty Segall, Cory Hanson, and the Search for the American Pastoral

Strange as it may sound, two of music’s heaviest rock acts also function as two of its most sincere folk revivalists. But is it really a revival act at all?

January 13, 2017
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Innocent When You Meme: The Best Weird Internet Videos of 2016

Yeah, yeah, we get it. Beyoncé had a good year. But can we get on to the more important stuff now?

December 21, 2016

Leonard Cohen UK 1976

Preserving the First-Place Legacy of Leonard Cohen, A Man Forever Confined to Second

In a year overwhelmed with dramatic departures, the profundity of Leonard Cohen’s exit was a little washed over—and may have been all the more appropriate for it.

November 22, 2016


EZTV, “High in Place”

The Brooklyn power-pop trio have two albums to show for their two years of existence, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re currently batting a thousand.

November 03, 2016


Film + TV
Zen and the Art of Watching Tom Cruise Run

The current legacy of America’s most complicated movie star has long been defined by a YouTube clip of him jumping on a couch, but—praise Xenu—we finally have something to replace it.

October 26, 2016


PREMIERE: Ultimate Painting Serenades with a Live Version of “Song for Brian Jones,” Rest His Soul, in Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The special session was recorded for the Oregon festival’s latest shebang, with the band touring in support of their excellent new LP, “Dusk.”

October 26, 2016

ONE TIME USE ONLY Vin Scully in 1987. Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Art & Culture
Take Us With You, Vin Scully

When the GOAT hangs it up this weekend, we’re losing a lot more than just a golden voice.

September 30, 2016
Art & Culture
Dad Rock: The San Diego Padres Are Responsible for the Worst Sports Songs Ever Written

Yes, even worse than Scott Stapp’s Marlins song. Lord forgive the parents who squandered their children’s chance for a normal life by subjecting them to this stuff.

September 07, 2016
Mild High Club, “Skiptracing”

This is quite an achievement from someone who rhymes “all I wanna” with “marijuana.”

August 31, 2016

Alex_Cameron-2016-cred Cara Robbins

Putting Out the Fire with Gasoline: An Introduction to the Many Faces of Alex Cameron

A lounge act for the darkest recesses of your mind, Sydney’s latest (and greatest) musical export uses his Secretly Canadian debut to contort into a variety of shapes—none of which may be his own.

August 25, 2016


Film + TV
Yes, Hi, Hello: Might I Direct You to the “Family Man” Website from 2001?

Nic Cage movies (and romantic regrets) are timeless, but web design is not.

August 25, 2016

Ken M stock photo old man avatar. undated, uncredited

Art & Culture
Breaking: Ken M

Fully employed and only occasionally found underneath a bridge, the Internet troll to end all Internet trolls doesn’t mean any harm—but we should probably be taking him seriously all the same.

August 04, 2016

Stranger Things show Netflix screenshot

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STUDY: A Highly Scientific Breakdown of All the Corduroy Worn in “Stranger Things”

Mornings are for coffee and contemplation, and cords are for fighting paranormal monsters.

August 03, 2016

ONE TIME USE ONLY. R.E.M. 1985 cred Jose Galvez / Getty Images

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What Noisy Cats Are We: Celebrating “Lifes Rich Pageant,” R.E.M.’s Great Shot in the Dark at Growing Up

As the album turns the same age that the band was approaching at the time they were making it, thirty never sounded so young.

July 29, 2016

2009. Avatar still

Film + TV
If James Cameron Wants to Make Three “Avatar” Sequels, Then Let Him Make Three “Avatar” Sequels

Put some respeck on his name.

July 26, 2016

2016. Alex Cameron The Comeback video

Though He Was Never Here, Alex Cameron Is Making a “Comeback”

Finally seeing wide release after years of tremulous underground currents, “Jumping the Shark” is a schizophrenic how-do-you-do from a crazily put-together artist.

July 21, 2016

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Omni, “Deluxe”

Home-recorded guitar records are a dime a dozen these days, but rest assured you have not heard one that sounds quite like this in some time.

July 13, 2016

2016. The Lemon Twigs screenshot These Words

Watch Out for The Lemon Twigs

The fact that McCartney was twenty-three when he wrote “Yesterday” can still spoil someone’s day, so proceed with caution in knowing that these dudes are teenagers.

July 07, 2016

1991. The Feelies cred Gunyup/Winter

Tomorrow Today: An Indirectly Direct History of The Feelies

Forty years since meeting—and thirty-six years since delivering an all-timer in “Crazy Rhythms”—Glenn Mercer and Bill Million remain one of indie rock’s great duos. Ahead of their upcoming sixth Feelies LP, the two New Jerseyans take a look back at their idiosyncratic discography, piece by piece.

July 05, 2016

2016. Whitney cred Sandy Kim

Breaking: Whitney

Formed out of the dissolution of personal and professional bonds, Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich’s new project is a transmission of inner rapids—and their first full-length, “Light Upon the Lake,” is a postcard from the calm on the other side.

June 02, 2016

2016. No Age Weirdo Rippers cover crop of The Smell

Bulldoze Something Else—Save The Smell

Eat our shorts, L&R Group of Companies.

June 02, 2016

Tom Verlaine Dreamtime crop header

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The Back Pages: Tom Verlaine, “Dreamtime” (1981)

Are you using the solo work of broken-up band members as a rebound? Sometimes, maybe, but take note, Television fans: for a brief moment in 1981, that wasn’t the case.

May 24, 2016

2016. Stone Roses All For One screenshot

No, No, Don’t Stop: The New Stone Roses Song Is Actually Pretty Good

“I like it!” — Shaun in “Shaun of the Dead”

May 12, 2016

1999. The Mummy screenshot

Film + TV
Dudes, You Can’t Make a New “Mummy” Movie without Brendan Fraser

Get that Tom Cruise shit outta here.

May 05, 2016

2016. Blake Griffin injury screenshot

Art & Culture
The NBA Playoffs Are Ruined

Is Ewing Theory still in play when half the teams have lost a Ewing? At this point, it’s simply become a fight to stay healthy.

April 27, 2016

1982. Prince live screenshot

Staff Picks
“Can You Make It Rain Harder”: The Best Prince Videos (Currently) Online

Our favorite clips that the Purple One has left us with—for now.

April 21, 2016

2000. Screenshot of Christian Bale in American Psycho

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Happy 4/20! Here’re Five Songs That’ve Been Misappropriated by High People

Take the edge off by realizing that you’ve been taking the edge off way too much.

April 20, 2016

2016. Screenshot of the video of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologizing to Australia

Film + TV
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Just Gave the Performance of the Year…Apologizing to Australia

Also, Johnny Depp is married to Amber Heard?

April 18, 2016

2016. Kobe Bryant screenshot of his final free throw attempt

Art & Culture
Why Sixty Is Greater Than Seventy-Three

The Warriors made history last night, but Kobe rewrote it.

April 14, 2016

2016. Parquet Courts press photo by Ben Rayner

We’re Just a Band: The Object and Subject of Parquet Courts’ Affection

Fresh off the most abrasive release of their career, Andrew Savage and Austin Brown explain how nerves, the bigger picture, and Jeff Tweedy’s kitchen led to their brilliant new LP, “Human Performance.”

April 12, 2016

2016. Cate Le Bon Crab Day video screenshot

Cate Le Bon’s “Crab Day” Short Is Strange and Unsettling, and It’s a Blessing That It Is

The eleven-minute experimental experience is more than you might want, but it’s exactly what you need.

April 11, 2016

2016. Nicolas Cage and Vince Neil fighting in Vegas TMZ video screenshot

Film + TV
Nic Cage Fighting Vince Neil in Vegas Is the David Lynch Movie We’ve Been Waiting For

“Sailor Ripley, you get me some music on that radio this instant.”

April 08, 2016

2016. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: The Disney Empire Has Arrived in the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Trailer

The spin-off prequel is out December 16.

April 07, 2016

2016. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard press photo cred Lee Vincent Grub

LISTEN: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Fend Off the “People-Vultures”

“Nonagon Infinity” is out April 29 via ATO.

April 05, 2016
Margo Price, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”

The music is barroom, and the attitude is lonesome, on’ry, and mean.

March 30, 2016

2016. Billy Dee Williams Colt 45 ad screenshot

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: Ahead of “Episode VIII,” Billy Dee Williams Is Back! …in Colt 45 Ads

Rian Johnson, you seeing this?

March 29, 2016

2016. Screenshot of local news report on the guy who was arrested for now returning “Freddy Got Fingered”

Film + TV
Area Man Arrested for Not Returning “Freddy Got Fingered” VHS in 2002

The warrant was out for a $200 “failure to return rental property” misdemeanor fee, for which Tom Green has now volunteered to pay.

March 24, 2016

2016. Ty Segall performing on Conan screenshot

WATCH: Ty Segall Mugs Through the “Californian Hills” on “Conan”

“You’re looking well, Ty.”

March 23, 2016
Film + TV
Showtime President Says “Twin Peaks” Is Already Halfway Through Filming; May See Theater Release

“Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?”

March 22, 2016

2016. Joanna Newsom Late Show with Seth Meyers screenshot

WATCH: Joanna Newsom Performs “A Pin-Light Bent” on “Seth Meyers”; Did Not Like “The Hobbit”

“Throwing keys over horses… I didn’t follow it really.”

March 17, 2016

2016. Loretta Lynn Full Circle cover hi-res

Loretta Lynn, “Full Circle”

Who’s gonna miss her, though? As if she really needs to ask.

March 11, 2016

2016. Vice Principals Danny McBride trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Danny McBride Gets Hit in the Face with Meat in the First Trailer for “Vice Principals”

The new series from the makers of “Eastbound & Down” will debut in July on HBO.

March 10, 2016

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Can’t Put My Finger On It: Ween’s Brownest Impersonations

Boognish be praised, Gener and Deaner have gotten the band—or is it the bands?—back together.

March 10, 2016

2016. CBS This Morning segment on Diplo with Charlie Rose

Art & Culture
WATCH: Diplo Tours Cuba with “The Homie” Charlie Rose

The unlikely duo hung out together for a “CBS This Morning” segment about the free Major Lazer concert that went down in Havana over the weekend.

March 08, 2016

Kyle Craft

LISTEN: Kyle Craft Warns of a Fiery “Pentecost”

“Dolls of Highland” is out April 29—just in time for the actual Pentecost—on Sub Pop.

March 04, 2016

2016. Sheer Mag Nobody’s Baby video screenshot

WATCH: Sheer Mag Marks the Surprise Release of the “III” 7″ with a Video for “Nobody’s Baby”

Industry standards are overrated.

March 03, 2016

2016. Reed Morano cred Paul Sarkis

Film + TV
Breaking: Reed Morano

The director of the elephantine indie “Meadowland” plugs in to shine a light on where the roads of her career meet—and how those roads have brought her to where she is now, shooting Martin Scorsese’s “Vinyl.”

February 27, 2016

2016. Twin Peaks Walk to the One You Love video screenshot

WATCH: Twin Peaks “Walk to the One You Love” All Over Town in Single-Shot Music Video

Missed #TwinPeaksDay by about ten hours, dudes.

February 25, 2016

2016. Doug Tuttle A Place for You video screenshot

PREMIERE: Pop into the Minds of Doug Tuttle in the Video for “A Place for You”

“It Calls on Me” is out now via Trouble in Mind.

February 25, 2016

photo by Matt Rubin

LISTEN: Though They Can Definitely Hear, Woods “Can’t See At All”

“City Sun Eater in the River of Light” is out April 8 via the band’s mothership label, Woodsist.

February 23, 2016

2016. Car Seat Headrest Vincent video screenshot

WATCH: Car Seat Headrest Wants to Go Home in the Video for “Vincent”

“Teens of Denial,” the follow-up to last year’s “Teens of Style,” is out in “late spring” via Matador.

February 23, 2016

2009. David Attenborough saying boo to a sloth screenshot

Film + TV
David Attenborough to Strike Back in “Planet Earth” Sequel “Planet Earth II”

Subtitled “The Search for More Money,” the 4K UHD–series will air via the BBC sometime this year.

February 22, 2016

2016. Oscar Sometimes video screenshot

WATCH: Oscar Joins the Cloudy Knights Vape Team in Video for “Sometimes”

His debut LP “Cut and Paste” is out May 13 on Wichita.

February 22, 2016

2016. Sun Kil Moon Under the Canopy parody cover

LISTEN: Sun Kil Moon Releases a New EP (Not Really)

The parody release features such soon-to-be Mark Kozelek classics as “I Watched the Movie The Revenant with Leo DiCaprio” and “Fields of Marigold.”

February 18, 2016

2016. DIIV Is the Is Are cover (1200x)

DIIV, “Is the Is Are”

It’s the primary contradiction presented on DIIV’s second album, “Is the Is Are,” that makes it so beguiling.

February 18, 2016

2016. Paul McCartney Skype emoji video screenshot

Art & Culture
WATCH: Paul McCartney Writes Emoji Music, The Cosmic Ballet Goes On

Ten new “Love Mojis” featuring the Beatle’s take on 8-bit melodies are now on Skype.

February 10, 2016

2016. KEvin Morby I Have Been to the Mountain video screenshot

WATCH: Kevin Morby Resurrects the Dead in Video for “I Have Been to the Mountain”

“Singing Saw” is out April 15 via Dead Oceans.

February 09, 2016

Promotional studio portrait of American country singer and songwriter George Jones with an acoustic guitar, circa 1970. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Film + TV
Josh Brolin to Play Possum in Upcoming George Jones Biopic

“No Show Jones” will co-star Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette and will be written by “Straight Outta Compton”’s Alan Wenkus.

February 08, 2016

1996. Simpsons IRS Burger from “Bart the Fink”

Art & Culture
“Give Me 700 Krusty Burgers”: Until February 15, McDonald’s to Swap Toys for Books in Happy Meals

Time to pretend that you have a child to feed.

February 03, 2016

2016. Cian Nugent Night Fiction cover (1050x)

Cian Nugent, “Night Fiction”

Imagine those customers’ intrigue, then, when they find out that “Night Fiction” has a story to go along with it.

February 03, 2016

2016. Ty Segall Emotional Mugger short film screenshot

WATCH: Ty Segall Is a Man About Town in the “Emotional Mugger” Short Film

Don’t think he’ll be getting the deposit back for that motel.

February 02, 2016

2016. Primal Scream Where the Light Gets In video screenshot

WATCH: Primal Scream Duet with Sky Ferreira in the Video for “Where the Light Gets In”

“Chaosmosis” is out March 18 via First International/Ignition.

February 01, 2016

2015. Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money video screenshot

LISTEN: Rihanna Gets Some Help at “Work” from Drake [UPDATED]

Everybody’s working for the weekend.

January 27, 2016

2016. Mike Huckabee Hello screenshot

Art & Culture
WATCH: Mike Huckabee Drops “Hello, HUCK,” an Adele Remix Track

No word on details or a release date for LP1.

January 27, 2016

2016. Rostam EOS video screenshot

The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance: Rostam Is Out of Vampire Weekend [UPDATED]

He says that he will continue to collaborate with the band, but that he wants to focus on his own career.

January 26, 2016

2016. Cate Le Bon Crab Day teaser screenshot

WATCH: Cate Le Bon Bestows “Crab Day” Upon Us with a Trailer

“‘Crab Day’ is an old holiday. ‘Crab Day’ is a new holiday. ‘Crab Day’ isn’t a holiday at all.”

January 26, 2016

Elliott Smith Heaven Adores You soundtrack cover hi-res

LISTEN: Dream in Black and White Once Again with Elliott Smith on a Newly Shared Version of “Plainclothes Man”

The previously unreleased take on the Heatmiser track is from the upcoming soundtrack for “Heaven Adores You,” the recent Elliott Smith documentary.

January 25, 2016

2016. Eleanor Friedberger, “New View”

Eleanor Friedberger, “New View”

Since moving on from The Fiery Furnaces in 2010, Eleanor Friedberger has done a real swell job of just doing her own damn thing.

January 22, 2016

2016. Margo Prince performing Hurtin on the Bottle on Late Show with Stephen Colbert screenshot

WATCH: Margo Price Brings “Hurtin’ (on the Bottle)” to “Colbert”

Price’s debut, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,” is out March 25 on Third Man.

January 20, 2016

2016. Kevin Morby Singing Saw trailer screenshot

WATCH: Kevin Morby Announces “Singing Saw,” His Third Solo Album, with an Eerie Trailer

Guess this dude is officially…out of the Woods… Get it? Like, he might be out of Woods, the band. You wouldn’t understand.

January 19, 2016

2016. Pee-wee’s Big Holiday teaser screenshot

Film + TV
Open Up the Alamo Basement: “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” is Out March 18

Today’s secret word is “excited.”

January 19, 2016

2016. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Wither With You lyric video screenshot

LISTEN: Give in to the Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever in the Jangly “Wither With You”

Say “Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever” five times fast.

January 15, 2016

2016. Bleached Keep On Keepin’ On video screenshot

WATCH: Bleached Is Back and Wants You to “Keep On Keepin’ On” (and Maybe Drink a Hawaiian Punch)

The trio’s second LP “Welcome the Worms” is out on April Fools’ Day via Dead Oceans.

January 14, 2016

2016. David Bowie press photo cred Jimmy King

Fantastic Voyage: The Supernova Departure of David Bowie

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky.

January 13, 2016

2016. Lionlimb press photo by Taylor Lanore

LISTEN: Lionlimb Plays a Game of “Domino”

The band’s debut album “Shoo” is out March 4 via Bayonet Records.

January 13, 2016

2016. Quilt photo by Daniel Dorsa

LISTEN: Quilt Folds Out in New Track “Roller”

The group’s third album “Plaza” is out February 26 on Mexican Summer.

January 12, 2016

2016. Dr. Dog photo by Nicky Devine

LISTEN: Dr. Dog Revisits Their Past in New/Old Track “Bring My Baby Back”

A reimagining of “The Psychedelic Swamp,” the band’s lored first set of recordings, is out February 5 via ANTI-.

January 06, 2016
Film + TV
Piracy Group Responsible for Mass Movie Leak Apologizes, Praises “The Hateful Eight,” and Then Takes Credit for Helping Theater Sales

“‘C’est la vie,’ say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.”

January 05, 2016

2016. Love teaser screenshot

Film + TV
Judd Apatow’s Netflix Series “Love” Has a Premiere Date and a Brief Teaser

The ten-episode first season lands on February 19, and season two has already been ordered.

January 04, 2016

2015. Instagram picture from the set of The Disaster Artist. James and Dave Franco

Film + TV
Hi Doggy: James Franco Shares the First Image From “The Disaster Artist,” His Movie About “The Room” [UPDATED]

You can leave your stupid comments in your pocket.

December 23, 2015

Katy Perry Super Bowl halftime show

Art & Culture
At Long Last, the Ninja Lanternshark Has Been Discovered

Your move, non-Ninja Lanternsharks.

December 22, 2015