LISTEN: Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire Digs Deep on New Track “Black Mirror”

Los Angeles beat master Madlib serves up a quiet storm for the Brooklyn rapper’s cool summer rhymes.

The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

Twenty-five records that have kept us sane while sheltering in place.

In Conversation: Rufus Wainwright’s New Rules

The singer/songwriter on love and politics, mom and dad, and his frank new album, Unfollow the Rules.

Ty Dolla $ign Drops “Ego Death” Featuring Kanye West, FKA twigs, Skrillex, and serpentwithfeet

The all-star collaboration reveals the artists’ “animated” sides and gives a first glimpse into $ign’s upcoming third album.

Teyana Taylor, “The Album”

The R&B star’s lengthy new record is rife with positivist, lush, classic R&B with a ’90s revisionist twist.

It’s Time to Talk About Viggo Mortensen and Buckethead’s Collaborative Album “Pandemoniumfromamerica”

It’s the duo’s third collaboration, but their only project featuring three Hobbits and Noam Chomsky.

Watch Grouplove Cover Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”

The electric take on the Robyn classic is from a SiriusXM session earlier this year. 

Khruangbin, “Mordechai”

The trio’s third LP sticks to piledriving and fluid rhythms while stoking their flames of melody like never before.

Hear Elliott Smith’s Previously Unreleased “Some Song” (Live at Umbra Penumbra)

The live track gives a stirring glimpse into the tortured soul of the prolific singer/songwriter

BRONSON Reach New “DAWN” with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Breaking dawn is the point of a new beginning, a refresh, and start over. The closing track off BRONSON’s upcoming self-titled debut comes at the…

Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (6/29-7/5)

Your weekly itinerary for CDC-approved live music experiences.

SIGNAL BOOST: 15 Tracks from the First Half of 2020 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few months.

The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief

Abel Tesfaye has given big bucks to frontline hospital workers and MusiCares.

Public Enemy Remix “Fight the Power” for the BET Awards with Nas, Rapsody, and Black Thought

The penetrating rendition of the 1989 anthem reflects police brutality, Black Lives Matter protests, and the state of America.

Relax Your Mind with Eddie Chacon’s “My Mind Is Out of Its Mind”

The soulful single comes from the vocalist’s album “Pleasure, Joy and Happiness,” out July 10.

Frank Turner Takes on NOFX’s “Falling in Love” for Forthcoming Split LP

Expect “West Coast vs. Wessex” out July 31.

Kid Cudi and Kanye West Reveal Kids See Ghosts Animated Series Trailer

The Takashi Murakami–created show comes with a character best described as a sexy Transformer’s take on Groot.

Watch Active Child Perform “Cruel World” on a Hillside Behind His Studio

It’s the first video in the songwriter’s outdoor Sun Rooms Series.

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