experimental

Interviews

William Tyler Sees Hope in the Dark Heart of America

The guitarist, now based in Los Angeles, confronts global upheaval with 'Goes West,' a new record of "rural new age" as well as some deep thoughts about what's going on in divided times.
Lewis Gordon
1.11.19
Premieres

Sun Araw's Misty New Album Shows the Freedom of Improvising With Friends

'Activated Clown,' billed to S. Araw Trio XIII and due out January 11 on NNA Tapes, is colorful, intimate, funny, and free—everything formless music should be.
Colin Joyce
1.8.19
Free Radicals

This Is What Dreams Sound Like

Reissues of the Pennsylvania-based composer Michele Mercure's early electronic works provide an occasion to revisit the visionary electronic music that came to her in her sleep.
Colin Joyce
11.21.18
Noisey Mix

This Heavy Bonnie Baxter Mix Tastes Like Dirt and Rocks and Socks

The New York noise-destroyer celebrates a new solo tape with a survey of her like-minded buds in the local freak scene.
Colin Joyce
11.17.18
Interviews

Devi McCallion and Katie Dey’s Album Makes the End of the World Sound Fun

'Some New Form of Life' is a funny and fucked record about the end of everything and what comes after. Or something like that.
Colin Joyce
11.8.18
Premieres

Rose Droll's New Single Makes a Case for Keeping Pop Weird

"Fat Duck" is the latest track from her forthcoming debut 'Your Dog,' a record that seems intent on pulling sounds from as many worlds as it can.
Colin Joyce
11.8.18
Premieres

Julian Lynch's First Single in Five Years Is Peacefully Freaked Out

On January 18, the songwriter will release 'Rat's Spit,' his first album since 2013. Its lead single "Meridian" is billowing, beautiful, and bleak.
Colin Joyce
11.7.18
Premieres

Competition's Sample-Pop Is Beautifully Broken

'You turned into a painting,' out November 7 on Slip Imprint, pulls together seven bruised tracks that are incredibly catchy, and feel like they're about to fall apart.
Colin Joyce
11.5.18
PROFILES

Get Lost in Kelly Moran's Multi-Dimensional Piano Music

The composer and pianist, now touring in Oneohtrix Point Never's band, has a new album of more free-flowing improvisatory music called 'Ultraviolet.' It feels both personal and infinite.
Sam Goldner
11.5.18
Premieres

Just the Right Height’s New Album Is an Algorithmic Pop Satire

Based on lyrics from an online generator, Keke Hunt's 'Let Forever Be Only You Tonight' is an uncanny and strange collection of songs formed from the raw materials of radio hits.
Colin Joyce
11.1.18
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Brian Eno, the Playful Genius

From ambient soundtracks to alien planets to mega-hits fit for supermarkets to, uh, working with Coldplay, the legendary English producer has done it all. Here's where to start.
Dan Gentile
11.1.18
Noisey Next

Makaya McCraven's Utopian Vision of Jazz Could Change the World

The drummer's new album 'Universal Beings' was recorded in four cities with four bands, turning moments of improvised genius into ecstatic beatwork. It's a testament to the power of music without borders.
Colin Joyce
10.31.18
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