The Joyously Sad World of Anna Burch’s Bummer Pop
The Detroit-based singer/songwriter juxtaposes buoyant instrumentation with heavy subject matter on her solo debut, “Quit the Curse.”
The Emotional Ingredients of Blue Hawaii
The Montreal pop duo experiments with optimistic themes on their latest musical cocktail.
Exchanging Ideas with The JuJu
Nico Segal’s Chicago quartet is exploring what jazz music can and should be in 2017.
Sinziana Velicescu’s Peripheral World
Rather than avoiding the ordinary details of our landscape, the LA photographer is focusing on them—and abstracting them into something new.
The Nominal Potency of Omni
Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.
Jenny Jaffe Will See You Now
The creator and star of IFC’s webseries “Neurotica” is here to help you deal.
Getting Donuts in Outer Space with Midnight Sister
Fringe representatives of LA, the Jagjaguwar signees are building their own planet right here on Earth.
Breaking: Chastity Belt
On their third album, Seattle’s funniest punks come clean.
Breaking: Benjamin Booker
Three years after his debut the LA-based singer-songwriter questions whether bearing witness to history is enough.
Breaking: Kristen Radtke
What once started as a series of essays about the ruins of civilization eventually turned into a full-blown graphic memoir—”Imagine Wanting Only This.” But it’s not as apocalyptic as it sounds.
Breaking: Amy Shiels
The long-awaited return to “Twin Peaks” isn’t a return for some of its stars—it’s an introduction. And for Amy Shiels, the only newcomer to appear in every new episode, it’s been a long time coming.
Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens
The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.
The Chicago quartet give sunny garage pop a melancholy tweak.
Breaking: Mozart’s Sister
The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”
Breaking: Elsa Hansen
This isn’t your grandmother’s cross-stitching. Unless your grandmother has a thing for Paul Thomas Anderson and has sold work to Ai Weiwei.
Breaking: Liza Treyger
With appearances on “Chelsea Lately” and “Horace and Pete”—plus her own Comedy Central special—the New York-via-Chicago comedian is ready to greet the world—if she can get up on time.
Breaking: Shovels & Rope
For the married duo behind the Charleston, South Carolina, Americana act, there is no line between music and life.
Cut from the streets of Memphis, this punk quartet turns the cacophony of city living into a symphony of distortion and dread—as well as hope.