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New Order, “Substance ’87” [2023 Reissue]

This essential document of the new wave band’s arc as they perfected their fusion of melancholy and club music gets a no-strings-attached remaster in its ideal double-LP form.

November 07, 2023
For Fall Out Boy, Cringe Was Always the Point

Maybe covering everyone’s least favorite Billy Joel song is just a safer, more grown up version of airing out your most embarrassing feelings.

August 02, 2023
Cinema Hearts Subverts the Machismo of Rock Music with New Single “Fender Factory”

Caroline Weinroth’s newly announced EP I Want You will arrive September 22.

July 25, 2023
Bodywash, “I Held the Shape While I Could”

On their sophomore LP, the Montreal dream-pop outfit slims down while leveling up the tension and unease.

April 12, 2023
First Listen
So Nice Yesterday Open Up a New Chapter with Latest Single “Visions”

The bedroom-pop duo dive into dub and ska on the new track from their forthcoming Chant EP.

April 06, 2023
Yves Tumor, “Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)”

The shape-shifting experimental artist’s sixth LP strips back some of their last effort’s retro glam flashiness, but for once Tumor focuses on refining rather than reinventing.

March 17, 2023
Track by Track
Pedazo de Carne con Ojo Takes Us Through Their Collaborative Third LP “Pedazo”

Steven Perez and co-producer Malcolm Martin offer a track-by-track breakdown of the project, out now via Citrus City Records.

March 15, 2023
First Listen
The Scary Jokes Push Through Unrelenting Force on New Single “Our Murderous Descent”

It’s the first track from Liz Lehman’s upcoming LP Retinal Bloom, out May 26 via Needlejuice Records.

March 09, 2023
First Listen
Julez and the Rollerz Will Inspire You to Skip Town on New Single “Be Something New”

The LA-based garage rockers’ latest EP Is This Where the Party Is? arrives May 19.

February 23, 2023
Track by Track
Screaming Females Break Down Their Characteristically Trailblazing New LP “Desire Pathway”

With their eight album out now via Don Giovanni, the trio walk us through the unlikely inspirations and technical puzzles behind each song.

February 17, 2023
First Listen
Rob Kovacs Draws on Classic Video Game Soundtracks and Stravinsky for New Track “STRAYLIGHT”

The full soundtrack for the VR game of the same name arrives on January 27, four days before the game itself launches.

January 26, 2023
First Listen
Gawain and the Green Knight Spin an Open-Ended Ghost Story with New Single “Lick”

The Brooklyn chamber-folk duo’s latest was inspired by vocalist/guitarist Alexia Antoniou literally working the graveyard shift.

January 25, 2023
Track by Track
Crooks & Nannies Walk Us Through Their Raw “No Fun” EP Track by Track

The cassette-only release marks the duo’s first new music since 2016’s Ugly Laugh LP.

January 13, 2023
First Listen
Cry Baby Are at Their Most Emo on Heavy New Single “You Never Change”

The melancholy track anticipates the South Carolina–born five-piece’s sophomore record.

November 11, 2022
First Listen
Bien Leans Into Inspiration on Softly Grooving New Single “Easy”

The Richmond-based bedroom-pop artist’s new EP You Know, I Love You is arriving soon on Quiet Year Records.

October 28, 2022
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “Changes”

The Aussie psych-rockers’ 23rd album in 10 years makes expanding your creative horizons sound like a genuine pleasure.

October 26, 2022
First Listen
Hans Pucket Endure a Haunted Practice Space in Spooky “Bankrupt” Video

The single comes from their forthcoming sophomore LP No Drama, arriving November 4 via Carpark.

October 12, 2022
Open Mike Eagle Is Putting Some of the Rap Back in “Art Rap”

The LA-by-way-of-Chicago rapper discusses early influences—both musical and technological—and his eighth LP a tape called component system with the auto reverse.

October 05, 2022
First Listen
Lloyd’s House Looks for Comfort in Discomfort on New Single “Heather”

Lloyd Ledingham’s latest track arrives ahead of their UK tour kicking off September 1 in Scotland.

August 26, 2022
In Conversation
Beach Bunny on Boldly Going to Intergalactic New Heights on “Emotional Creature”

Lili Trifilio talks feeling things in a big way on the Chicago outfit’s sophomore album, out now via Mom+Pop.

August 04, 2022
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