Tom Waits’ New Song of Anti-Fascist Resistance Needed More Teeth

Waits and Marc Ribot's cover of the Italian partisans' anthem "Bella Ciao" should've honored modern revolutionaries, not a milquetoast march.
Kim Kelly

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore Finally Combine for a Stunning, Uneasy Album

'Ghost Forests,' the long-mooted collaboration between folk singer-songwriter Baird and harpist Lattimore, is out on November 9. Listen to "Painter of Tygers," the first single from the record.
Alex Robert Ross

Conner Youngblood Is a Beautiful Weirdo Who Likes Places More Than People

We sit down with the singer to discuss the roadmap to his emotional travelogue 'Cheyenne.'
Andrea Domanick

Stream Rust Belt Punk-Turned-Troubadour Austin Lucas' Gritty New Album

The sepia-tinted LP, 'Immortal Americans,' is a meditation on the darkness and light of growing up in a blighted Rust Belt.
Kim Kelly
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Amanda Shires's Powers of Observation

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Shires's 'To The Sunset,' 'Lori McKenna's 'The Tree,' Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' 'Years,' and Ashley Monroe's 'Sparrow.'
Robert Christgau
Open Submission Wednesdays

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 22

We even hired a new intern this time around. Don't say we never did anything for you.
Annalise Domenighini
Dan Ozzi
Colin Joyce

Great Lake Swimmers Bring It Back to the Beginning on “Alone But Not Alone”

The Canadian band’s newest single from their forthcoming record, 'The Waves, The Wake,' is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye.
Sarah MacDonald
New music

Listen to Sufjan Stevens and James Blake Reimagine Moses Sumney

Sufjan covering Moses Sumney on the new 'Make Out in My Car' EP will mess you right up.
Shaad D’Souza
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Late-Career Clarity of Willie Nelson and John Prine

The Dean of American Critics reviews Nelson's 'Last Man Standing' and Prine's 'The Tree of Forgiveness' as well as recent albums from Derek Smalls, Pops Staples, Elvin Bishop, and William Bell.
Robert Christgau
New music

Moses Sumney's "Quarrel" Video Is a Tragic Love Story About a Horse

The folk-soul maverick's new 'Aromanticism' clip is beautiful and odd.
Phil Witmer

Get Lost in Sangre De Muerdago’s Dark, Mysterious Spanish Folk

Stream the Galician ensemble’s beautiful new record, 'Noite.'
Mark Lore
Holy Shit

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

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