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Essays
Essays

Destroyer's 'City of Daughters' Quietly Shaped a Generation of Indie

Destroyer’s 1998 breakthrough record set the stage for Dan Bejar’s wildly eclectic career – and the shape of indie to come.
Will Schube
38 minutes ago
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Premieres

This Mixtape is a Who's Who of Australia's Best DIY Musicians

We're premiering the absolutely stacked new compilation from Dinosaur City Records, featuring No Local, Body Type's Sophie and Annabel, and NASHO.
Shaad D’Souza
2 days ago
Interviews
Interviews

Stephen Malkmus Isn't Horsing Around Anymore

On 'Sparkle Hard,' the Jicks frontman takes modern life in stride. We talk to indie's Founding Father about the new album, short attention spans, and his budding romance with Auto-Tune.
Andrea Domanick
4 days ago
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Premieres

Michael Rault's 'It's a New Day Tonight' Is Dreamy in Every Sense

Listen to the latest LP from the Canadian power-pop master ahead of its 18 May release.
Alex Robert Ross
5.16.18
New music
New music

Florence and the Machine Debut New Single "Hunger," Confirm New LP

The song is taken from the British indie band's fourth LP, 'High as Hope,' out June 29.
Alex Robert Ross
5.4.18
Premieres
Premieres

Launder's Breathy Shoegaze Should Turn Him Into an Indie Star

Listen to John Cudlip's first project as Launder, produced by Day Wave's Jackson Phillips, and featuring DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith and French singer-songwriter Soko.
Alex Robert Ross
4.27.18
music videos
music videos

Father John Misty Can't Stop Dying in the New "Mr. Tillman" Video

Co-directed by Jeff Desom and Carlos Lopez Estrada, the video has Tillman (or Misty, whatever) falling off of a hotel roof onto his own taxi cab over and over again.
Alex Robert Ross
4.26.18
New music
New music

Stephen Malkmus and Kim Gordon Have a Country-Pop Song, Y'All

"Refute," taken from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album 'Sparkle Hard,' is a twangy pop song that keeps a little jaggedness.
Alex Robert Ross
4.26.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Superorganism’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert Is So Fucking Cool

Inflatable whales hanging from the ceiling tell you all you need to know, as Orono Noguchi and co. play tracks from their inventive debut album.
Lauren O'Neill
4.25.18
important journalism
important journalism

A Deep Read of Franz Ferdinand Covering Drake’s "Passionfruit"

Or: a review you didn't ask for of a thing you didn't ask for.
Lauren O'Neill
4.24.18
New music
New music

Forth Wanderers' Sub Pop Debut Is Damn Good, and You Can Stream It Now

The New Jersey five-piece's Sub Pop debut rules. Listen to it now so your friends will think you're cool.
Alex Robert Ross
4.24.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Florence + the Machine Return, Quietly, with "Sky Full of Song"

Florence Welch's first single and video since 2016 is something a bit more muted, but still rapturous in its own way.
Phil Witmer
4.13.18