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Features
Features

Johnny Marr Is On Another Planet and Wants Us to Join Him

On his new album 'Call the Comet,' the ex-Smiths guitarist finds defiance and offers solace in escapism as the world crumbles before our eyes.
John Ochoa
6 hours ago
Premieres
Premieres

Hiro Kone’s New Album Is an Electronic Exploration of “Morbid Energy”

‘Pure Expenditure’ is open for interpretation, says the producer and composer Nicky Mao, but its spark comes from the uncomfortable grip that capitalism holds on society.
Colin Joyce
9 hours ago
Free Radicals
Free Radicals

You Need Some Rest. Sarah Davachi’s New Ambient Music Can Help

‘Gave In Rest,’ the Los Angeles-based composer’s second record of 2018, is a meditation on the rituals we adopt to find stillness.
Colin Joyce
3 days ago
Woah, Dude!
Woah, Dude!

I Was a Teenager in Ben Stiller's Punk Band

Capital Punishment probably would have been forgotten with the hundreds of other bands from the early 80s, if it weren't for the fact that their drummer is Ben Stiller.
Peter Zusi
7.12.18
we asked experts
we asked experts

How Ads Get Away with *Almost* Plagiarizing Existing Music

After the recent Jase Harley-Childish Gambino controversy, we asked industry experts where the line falls between imitation and inspiration.
Hattie Long
7.10.18
Premieres
Premieres

Rizzla's Collagist Club Album Is the Sound of Apocalypse and Rebirth

The New York-based producer and DJ's 'Adepta' is informed by changes in "health and ideology" that kept them out of the club, and both the pain and freedom that ensued.
Colin Joyce
6.29.18
Interviews
Interviews

Tiffany Young's "Over My Skin" Is a Rebirth, So We Asked Her About Everything

Tiffany captivated the world with K-pop supergroup Girls' Generation, and now it's time for her to take the throne back home in the USA with her new solo single.
Diyana Noory
6.28.18
Interviews
Interviews

A Very Normal Conversation with “Weird Al”

The beloved musical comedy icon talks about the mundane things that comprise his day-to-day life.
Dan Ozzi
6.25.18
Features
Features

Legendary Experimental Composer Jon Hassell Is Still Dreaming Up New Worlds

On his new album, Hassell continues his lifelong exploration of the style he invented, Fourth World, which essentially means collaging folk music traditions with abstract electronics.
Keagon Voyce
6.21.18
Essays
Essays

How John Mayer Helped Me Become a Better Therapist

Using song lyrics is a form of expressive arts therapy, which can help people tap into their emotions and invoke personal change.
Juli Fraga
6.20.18
the shape of punk
the shape of punk

Dillinger Four's 'Midwestern Songs of the Americas' Spawned a Scene of Copycats

Released 20 years ago, the debut album from the Minnesota band created a new template for pop-punk that bands are still trying in vain to replicate.
David Anthony
6.19.18
Rank Your Records
Rank Your Records

Julia Kugel Rates The Coathangers' Five Albums

On the release of their new live album, the guitarist looks back at the garage-rock trio's 12-year career, which is definitely not "a joke."
Bonnie Stiernberg
6.14.18