The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Phoebe Bridgers, and More Announced for This Ain’t No Picnic Fest

Tickets for the Pasadena-set fest—which will also feature a Le Tigre reunion—go on sale next week, with the event taking place next August.

There’s a New Hymie’s Basement Track

“Phantom Throb” is the first single from WHY?’s Yoni Wolf and Fog’s Andrew Broder since their self-titled LP from 2003.

Boyish Leave the Light on for Past Lovers with “Smithereens”

Arriving today with a music video, the single follows their 2021 EP “We’re all gonna die but here’s my contribution.”

Noir Disco, “NOW! 2073”

The latest from the Chicago group sounds wholly futuristic while lyrically placing the listener in the all-too-familiar present.

Shout Out Louds Trip on the Melancholic Joy of Being Alive on “High as a Kite”

The Swedish rockers’ sixth LP “House” arrives early next year.

Live, in Photos: Major Lazer and Shepard Fairey at Art Basel

The Miami showcase also featured DJ sets from Keen One and the Desperate ApeWives collective.

Kim Gordon Shares New Single “Grass Jeans” with Proceeds Going to Fund Texas Choice

The single is her first new music since 2019’s “No Home Record.”

PJ Harvey Announces “Let England Shake” Reissue, Shares Demo of the Title Track

The reissue, which includes more unreleased demos, is out January 28.

allie Explores Connection Between Two Types of Thinkers on “cast iron”

The single is part of Saddle Creek’s Document Series. 

The Linda Lindas Share Their Ode to the Savage and Friendly Cat “Nino”

The new single is from their forthcoming 2022 release. 

Boy Harsher Balance Spookiness and Sensuality on “Give Me a Reason”

It’s the second single from the original soundtrack to their forthcoming horror film “The Runner.”

Sevdaliza Made Her Own Femmenoid, Reveals New Track “The Great Hope Design”

Her forthcoming EP “Ravishing Dahlia” is out February 25 via Twisted Elegance. 

Erykah Badu, Nas, The Roots, and More to Play Smokin Grooves Festival in LA

The event will take place March 19 at LA State Historic Park.

Hurray for the Riff Raff Offers Protection and Prayer with “Jupiter’s Dance”

Alynda Segarra shares a self-directed video for the single from her forthcoming album “Life on Earth,” out February 18.

Earthlings, Suburban Buddhas, and Outsiders: David Bowie in the ’90s

Bowie collaborator Mark Plati details the new box set “Brilliant Adventure,” which includes the long-lost LP “Toy” recorded in 2000 among other curios from the preceding decade.

Ceschi Reminds Us We’re Still Deep in the Pandemic in the Video for His Sprawling Single “2020 BC”

The track was featured on the rapper/songwriter’s surprise-released acoustic album from last month.

Telefís Disturb Our Perception of Time with New Single “Falun Gong Dancer”

The collaborative track between Jacknife Lee and Cathal Coughlan arrives with a space-y visual.

Aesop Rock x Blockhead, “Garbology”

On the pair’s first full-album collaboration, spaced-out ambience and abstract linguistics come together for something unique, brutal, and beautiful.

Vic Mensa Shares Posthumous Letter to Virgil Abloh with “What You Taught Us”

The influential designer, artist, and DJ passed away on November 28. 

Watch Jackson+Sellers Perform Two Songs From Their Debut LP in East Nashville for “Neighborhoods”

Jade Jackson and Aubrie Sellers sing “The Devil Is an Angel” and “The World Is Black” from their recent collaborative album “Breaking Point.”

Laura Jane Grace Microwaves So Much Coffee in Her “Day Old Coffee” Video

The song comes from her latest EP, “At War with the Silverfish.”

A Typically Hectic Day in the Life of The The’s Matt Johnson

Finding a moment in his busy schedule to chat, Johnson details “The Comeback Special,” a new multimedia package from the post-punks that was three years in the making.

Phoebe Bridgers Releases Her Take on Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow”

Proceeds from the track go toward resources for refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking.

Scenes From the End of a Marriage: 12 Great Records About Divorce

With Adele contributing “30” to the canon, here are a dozen other albums that poetically and coarsely tackle legal uncoupling.

Brian Wilson, “At My Piano” + “Long Promised Road”

Both new releases happily and uniquely go further into defining the myth and the magic of Brian Wilson.

Spaceface and Mikaela Davis Honor Fleeting Connections in “Rain Passing Through” Video

The track arrives ahead of the psych-rockers’ forthcoming album “Anemoia,” which is out January 28 via Mothland.

Latanya Alberto’s “Futurity” Is a Sultry Paean to Her Future

The single follows her EP “The Royal Escape” from earlier this year.

Oceanator and Skatune Network Keep the Ska Dream Alive on “Too Late”

It’s Elise Okusami’s second track to come out this year following an Elliott Smith cover.


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