With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
Depeche Mode, Memento Mori
The sonic sparseness of the band’s fifteenth album—and first since the passing of co-founder Andrew Fletcher—is a welcome retreat from their more conventional forays into universality over the past decade.
Providing a welcome retreat from reality, Anthony Gonzalez’s ninth LP shines so bright it should come with a special pair of sunglasses.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, V
On their fifth album, the New Zealand outfit take their once-exploratory sound one step further toward full-fledged AOR.
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.
Steven Perez and co-producer Malcolm Martin offer a track-by-track breakdown of the project, out now via Citrus City Records.
It’s the first track from Liz Lehman’s upcoming LP Retinal Bloom, out May 26 via Needlejuice Records.
The LA-based garage rockers’ latest EP Is This Where the Party Is? arrives May 19.
With their eight album out now via Don Giovanni, the trio walk us through the unlikely inspirations and technical puzzles behind each song.
The full soundtrack for the VR game of the same name arrives on January 27, four days before the game itself launches.
The Brooklyn chamber-folk duo’s latest was inspired by vocalist/guitarist Alexia Antoniou literally working the graveyard shift.
The cassette-only release marks the duo’s first new music since 2016’s Ugly Laugh LP.
The melancholy track anticipates the South Carolina–born five-piece’s sophomore record.
The Richmond-based bedroom-pop artist’s new EP You Know, I Love You is arriving soon on Quiet Year Records.
The Aussie psych-rockers’ 23rd album in 10 years makes expanding your creative horizons sound like a genuine pleasure.
The single comes from their forthcoming sophomore LP No Drama, arriving November 4 via Carpark.
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.
Lloyd Ledingham’s latest track arrives ahead of their UK tour kicking off September 1 in Scotland.
Lili Trifilio talks feeling things in a big way on the Chicago outfit’s sophomore album, out now via Mom+Pop.
Their album Omniscient Cloud Cover comes out September 30 on Bob Nastanovich’s Brokers Tip Records.
Skye Holden offers a track-by-track breakdown of the album alongside an early stream of the full project.
The Chicago post-punks also answer a few Qs about their upcoming EP Nothing You Do Matters and working with Andrew.
The Winnipeg groups’ debut record 10/10 arrives September 9 via Midwest Debris.
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.
The songwriter and filmmaker’s third album Catch the Light arrives June 17.
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.
Moaning bassist Pascal Stevenson’s debut solo record Scrutiny arrives June 17 via Felte.
The debut LP from the Hamilton, Ontario trio balances soaring guitars, soft atmospherics, and complicated spirituality.
A video for the track arrives ahead of the Pittsburgh group’s sophomore album, out June 3 via Crafted Sounds.
The Montana-based chiptune experimentalists’ debut LP Psychokinetic Love Songs is out April 29.
This reissue of the band’s final and least-praised record benefits most from the restored track order as intended by producer Nigel Godrich.
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.
While it doesn’t always live up to its most groundbreaking forebears, this sort-of posthumous release often succeeds in its own right.
The Chris Farren–directed visual announces Elise Okusami’s new album Nothing’s Ever Fine, which arrives April 8 via Polyvinyl.
The London-based indie rockers’ latest EP is an anti-formalist return to form.
The latest single from “Galactic Africa” pushes back on neo-colonialism in energetic Afrobeat fashion.
Kennedy Freeman shares the first of two full-band singles already planned for 2022.
The track arrives ahead of the “Jagged Little Pill” cast member’s debut album, “My Bed.”
The Québec-based songwriter celebrates the richness of her culture and the healing she’s achieved through transmitting it on her latest release.
The paradoxically upbeat single arrives ahead of their forthcoming self-titled EP.
The Palberta member’s solo debut channels the anguish and exhilarating possibility of a post-breakup period.
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.
Chamber-pop ornamentation and live-band grit weave around spiritual lyricism on the Cincinnati band’s third album.