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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
Reviews
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
Reviews
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
Reviews
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
First Listen
Piranha Rama Meditate on the Virtues of Treading Water on New Track “Placate”

Their album Omniscient Cloud Cover comes out September 30 on Bob Nastanovich’s Brokers Tip Records.

August 03, 2022
Track by Track
Cheem Walk Us Through the Unrestrained Fun of Their New LP “Guilty Pleasure”

Skye Holden offers a track-by-track breakdown of the album alongside an early stream of the full project.

July 21, 2022
First Listen
Ganser Invite Angus Andrew to Pile on the Synths for Liars’ Remix of “People Watching”

The Chicago post-punks also answer a few Qs about their upcoming EP Nothing You Do Matters and working with Andrew.

July 20, 2022
First Listen
Booter Lean Into a Laid-Back Feeling on New Single “Call Me Upset”

The Winnipeg groups’ debut record 10/10 arrives September 9 via Midwest Debris.

July 13, 2022
Track by Track
Nine of Swords Walk Us Through Their Thrashing Third LP “Beyond the Swords”

Along with debuting a new visual for “Silent Waters,” Rachel Gordon breaks down the Philly hardcore group’s new album, out now via Quiet year.

June 03, 2022
First Listen
Haroula Rose Contemplates Her Inner Journey on New Single “The Nature of Things”

The songwriter and filmmaker’s third album Catch the Light arrives June 17.

May 19, 2022
Reviews
Florence + the Machine, “Dance Fever”

The beats on Florence Welch’s fifth album are more physical than ever, and the lyrics are darkly comic—all in service to that thrilling feeling of dancing on the edge of a knife.

May 11, 2022
First Listen
Fashion Club Contrasts Public and Private Morality on New Single “Pantomime”

Moaning bassist Pascal Stevenson’s debut solo record Scrutiny arrives June 17 via Felte.

May 11, 2022
Reviews
Ellevator, “The Words You Spoke Still Move Me”

The debut LP from the Hamilton, Ontario trio balances soaring guitars, soft atmospherics, and complicated spirituality.

May 04, 2022
First Listen
The Zells Announce New LP “Ant Farm,” Share Hyper-Catchy Single “Hell Car”

A video for the track arrives ahead of the Pittsburgh group’s sophomore album, out June 3 via Crafted Sounds.

April 18, 2022
First Listen
Hey, ily Switch Gears on New Glam-Leaning Single “Stress Headache!”

The Montana-based chiptune experimentalists’ debut LP Psychokinetic Love Songs is out April 29.

April 07, 2022
Reviews
Pavement, “Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal”

This reissue of the band’s final and least-praised record benefits most from the restored track order as intended by producer Nigel Godrich.

April 06, 2022
Reno Cruz’s “Your Love” Video Emphasizes the Song’s Themes of Yearning, Loss, and Growth

Shelby Dillon’s visual for the Falling in Love Is Not That Hard single arrives ahead of tonight’s album release show at The Hideout in Chicago.

February 24, 2022
Reviews
Tangerine Dream, Raum

While it doesn’t always live up to its most groundbreaking forebears, this sort-of posthumous release often succeeds in its own right.

February 23, 2022
First Listen
Oceanator Endure a Messy Breakup with Their Phone in New “Bad Brain Daze” Video

The Chris Farren–directed visual announces Elise Okusami’s new album Nothing’s Ever Fine, which arrives April 8 via Polyvinyl.

February 16, 2022
Reviews
ME REX, Pterodactyl

The London-based indie rockers’ latest EP is an anti-formalist return to form.

February 04, 2022
Farees Reaffirms His Pride in His Tuareg Heritage on “Mercury / Orgullosamente”

The latest single from “Galactic Africa” pushes back on neo-colonialism in energetic Afrobeat fashion.

January 26, 2022
Highnoon Wrestle with Growing Up and Growing Apart on New Track “Back to You”

Kennedy Freeman shares the first of two full-band singles already planned for 2022.

January 13, 2022
Jane Bruce Addresses the Men Who Think She Owes Them a Love Song on “Song About You”

The track arrives ahead of the “Jagged Little Pill” cast member’s debut album, “My Bed.”

January 12, 2022
Reviews
Beatrice Deer, “SHIFTING”

The Québec-based songwriter celebrates the richness of her culture and the healing she’s achieved through transmitting it on her latest release.

December 09, 2021
Anna Sun Struggle to Shrug Off Grief with “What a Shame”

The paradoxically upbeat single arrives ahead of their forthcoming self-titled EP.

December 08, 2021
Reviews
Lily Konigsberg, “Lily We Need to Talk Now”

The Palberta member’s solo debut channels the anguish and exhilarating possibility of a post-breakup period.

October 28, 2021
Reviews
Boy Scouts, “Wayfinder”

Taylor Vick’s comfort zone is the lilting, mid-tempo stuff her new album is founded on, opening up an expansive space around her nylon-string compositions.

September 29, 2021
Reviews
The Ophelias, “Crocus”

Chamber-pop ornamentation and live-band grit weave around spiritual lyricism on the Cincinnati band’s third album.

September 23, 2021