The Year 2020: Seven Songs About Living in the Future
A soundtrack for dealing with post-“Blade Runner” future shock, featuring The Faint, De La Soul, Wilco, and more.
Whitney Plays Wilco, Bill Callahan and HAIM Play Leonard Cohen, and More Covers Released Today
In addition to a full LP of Tom Waits covers, we’re getting more than our fill of new takes on classics this morning.
FLOOD Essentials: October 2019 feat. Nick Cave, Wilco, Kim Gordon, and More
Here’s what’s good.
Wilco, “Ode to Joy”
Jeff Tweedy’s relative calm in the face of turmoil is the defining force underlying the record.
PLAYLIST: Ada Lea’s Sun and Moon Songs
Working with the same dichotomy that inspired her debut, the Montreal songwriter lists ten astrologically bent influences.
LISTEN: Wilco Announce “Ode to Joy” and Share Lead Single
The album is out October 4 via dBpm Records.
Aging with the Band: Wilco and the Intersection of Mythologies
On lost love, recovery, and music at Solid Sound 2019.
Wilco is Having a Rager in Mexico with Sky Blue Sky
Kamasi Washington, Courtney Barnett, and Sharon Van Etten will also perform at the January 2020 event.
Jeff Tweedy, “WARM”
It’s not an album about what Tweedy has been through so much as an album about what we’ve all been through—a weathered yet buoyant reflection on shared trauma.
Mavis Staples, “If All I Was Was Black”
Mavis Staples isn’t one to brandish a song like a weapon—not when she’s so good at disarmament—and here she aims to melt swords into plowshares through the cosmic force of neighborly love, wild empathy, and intentional optimism.
In Conversation: Joan Cornellà Is a Reasonable Person
The Spanish artist known for his deranged—but brightly colored!—comics talks police brutality, Facebook, and traveling in the US.
PREMIERE: Milk Insist They’re “Too High to Drive” in New Single
“Officer, I promise, it’s only milk.”
PREMIERE: Daniel Romano Sings a Song of Himself in “When I Learned Your Name” Video
The “Modern Pressure” cut gets a clip of its own.
PLAYLIST: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Present Songs About Objects
None about buildings or food, though.
Bitte, Baby: Riot LA and Comedy in the Age of Trump
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
Though it turns out this isn’t a Harry Nilsson tribute album, the title is still a good omen.
Nels Cline, “Lovers”
When presented with a collection of songs that’s explicitly billed as mood music, the correct question is: what sort of mood?