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Nothing Will Save Us

The Philadelphia underdogs are void fuckers in a time that calls for it. They rose from hardship to become one of today's most beloved cult rock bands—but they still feel misunderstood.
Zachary Lipez
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Megadrive to Mega Hit: Why Video Games Are So Tied to Club Music

From 'Wip3out' to The Black Madonna premiering a track in 'GTA V,' this is the story of how software and hardware linked electronic music to gaming.
Mat Ombler

In Search of the Legendary Italian Musician Who Vanished into Thin Air

He was supposed to be the Bon Iver of Italy, but in 2013 he and his music disappeared without a trace. I tracked him down in Berlin five years later to find out why.
Enrico Pitzianti
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The Story of Rexy, Two 80s Blitz Kids Who Made One Cult Album

It’s been over 30 years since they put out ‘Running Out of Time,’ but their new romantic, outsider legacy lives on.
Daisy Jones
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Los Campesinos!: A Band Who Care About the Past Because We're All Scared of the Future

How dwelling on mundanity and escaping through nostalgia has kept "your ex-girlfriend's favourite band" thriving for over a decade.
Nina Posner
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Breakdancing Through Japan

A few days in Japan at the Red Bull BC One Championship, the individual B-Boy equivalent of the World Cup.
Jeff Weiss
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Hail to the Chief: Jidenna's Incredible, Globe-Spanning Journey

We spent time with the sonically adventurous artist to hear his life story—and life after "Classic Man."
Larry Fitzmaurice
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What Happens When South Africa’s Gqom Underground Goes Global?

Disenfranchised kids and a desire to dance gave birth to the broken beats of gqom, but with the genre's ascent came drugs and major label cash-ins. We explore what's next for the scene.
Sihle Mthembu
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The Women Who Taught Me How to Own My Body

How bands like Jack Off Jill and Queenadreena took self-hate and sexuality and spun them into something powerful.
Emma Garland

Sleaford Mods and the Ballad of Britain’s Lost Rave Generation

How the Nottingham duo went from drug binges and railing at British austerity to living clean.
Ryan Bassil
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Peering into the Abyss with Ryan Adams

We join the newly-divorced singer in LA to dissect his 16th LP 'Prisoner,' but wind up discussing loneliness, black holes, Taylor Swift, and everything in-between.
Eve Barlow
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Gangbangers and Guitars: How Music Is Keeping People from Going Back to Prison

An expanding California arts program is proven to cut recidivism and save prisons money. Can it be a new model for prison reform?
Andrea Domanick