politics

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
Noisey News

Frank Ocean Is in a Hotel, Taking Pictures of Towels, Doing Fine, Thanks

In a rare interview with GQ, Ocean talked about the midterm elections, his life in New York, and skincare routines for lazy men.
Alex Robert Ross
1.11.19
Way Out West

Meredith Music Festival’s Activist Heart is an Illusion (and That's Okay)

Meredith 28, featuring Yaeji, Mental As Anything, Billy Bragg and the mighty Jnett, was a dream. But the radical ideas onstage can't necessarily translate into real life.
Sam West
12.13.18
Open Letters

We Are Drowning in a Devolved World: An Open Letter from Devo

Following the band's Rock Hall nomination, founder Gerald Casale reflects on its dystopian legacy in the age of Trump.
Gerald V. Casale
12.6.18
To Hell And Back

Electoral Politics Are Still Bad, But Metal Is Still Good

The post-midterms glow isn't doing much for me, but Völur, Eye of Nix, and new tunes from Sarparast, Snot Goblin, Arête, and Bog Body sure are.
Kim Kelly
11.13.18
Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison's Spotify Playlists Are Fucking Balls

Think our prime minister's 10-hour 'Eighties plus' playlist is bad? Wait 'til you see his sadboy folk mix.
Shaad D’Souza
11.7.18
Noisey News

Rihanna Has Sent Trump A Cease and Desist For Playing Her Music at Rallies

"Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”
Shaad D’Souza
11.6.18
Noisey News

Travis Scott Turns Out for Beto O'Rourke While Kanye West [Muffled Screams]

With the midterm elections a week away, Scott spoke at a rally for O'Rourke, who's looking to unseat Ted Cruz in Texas. West, meanwhile, is using fashion to push people to the right.
Alex Robert Ross
10.29.18
Noisey News

Kanye West Donates $73,540 to Chance-Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia

The donation allows Enyia to be included on the ballot, but West's open affection and admiration for Donald Trump confuses matters.
Alex Robert Ross
10.24.18
we saw this

Chance the Rapper Was Never Going to Run for Mayor of Chicago

Inside the press conference during which the Chicago rapper endorsed progressive activist Amara Enyia for mayor.
Josh Terry
10.17.18
Noisey News

Taylor Swift Discusses Her Politics For The First Time in Years

The notoriously apolitical popstar has posted a long paragraph on Instagram about who she'll be voting for in the November midterms.
Shaad D’Souza
10.8.18
To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.29.18
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