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Royal Headache Is Dead, Long Live Shogun

With his new project Shogun & The Sheets, the once-inscrutable frontman of the late Royal Headache is ditching all the punk and all the bullshit of his old band.
Shaad D’Souza
4 days ago
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How Little Mix Mastered the Pop Machine in Seven Years

We spoke to the pop group about mega-fame, the #MeToo movement and what it felt like getting a shit ton of money overnight.
Daisy Jones
10.12.18
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In the Wake of Tragedy, Stephen Steinbrink Is Flailing for Meaning

After the tragic Ghost Ship fire in December 2016, Oakland musician Stephen Steinbrink secreted himself away in a storage unit to make ‘Utopia Teased,’ an album length exposition of his “fried” headspace.
Colin Joyce
10.4.18
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The Life and Times of Lonnie Holley, Survivor in a Fucked-Up America

This year's most powerful protest album was made by a 68-year-old man from Alabama who makes junk sculptures.
Zach Schonfeld
9.22.18
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Welcome to Oliver Coates' World of Pure Imagination

The British composer's new record 'Shelley's On Zenn-La' shimmers with a rare otherworldly joy. It's inspired by the death of the Silver Surfer and the birth of his son, which makes more sense than it sounds.
Lewis Gordon
9.18.18
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Inside the Highly Strange World of Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

How an unlikely punk kid from Scranton began an emotional trap phenomenon in 'Gothboiclique' and how they move forward after Lil Peep's passing.
Emma Garland
9.6.18
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The Slow Return of Duster, the Lo-Fi Trio Who Secretly Changed Indie Rock

After 17 years, the California trio are back in the studio and putting the finishing touches on an archival set for Numero Group. It's a good opportunity to dig into their "desperate, purring distress."
Brian Coney
8.28.18
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Fire-Toolz’s New Album Finds Beauty and Chaos in the Old Internet

The Chicago producer and songwriter channels a life online, a history in Midwest emo, and a love for complex, heavy sounds into a computer music masterpiece.
Colin Joyce
8.23.18
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Sam Morrow's Cynical Joy Finds LA Country at Its Best

On his third LP, the rising LA country star is taking more chances and giving fewer fucks. Watch the premiere of his "Quick Fix" video below.
Will Schube
8.2.18
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World's Fair Will Make You Believe in New York City Again

The seven-man Queens group is getting ready to put out ‘New Lows,’ a long-awaited debut loosely inspired by Elvis Guesthouse. But it almost didn’t happen.
Phillip Mlynar
7.19.18
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This Band Photographer Smoked Weed Once and Says He Wrote the Next Bible

Will von Bolton smoked weed for the first time and it changed his life, leading him to write the 'Loophole to Happiness,' which is not so much a religious text as it is an operating system for your mind.
Jeff Gage
7.11.18
Interviews

Karnage Kills Is an Unstoppable Grime Talent

We spoke to the 21-year-old rapper about being gay, femme and fearless in a typically hyper-masculine world.
Jake Hall
7.3.18