Greentea Peng Makes Music to Soothe a Battered, Weary Soul

The 23-year-old's debut EP 'Sensi' feels like lying in tall grass or lighting a fat incense stick. But its calm comes from an intense time in her life.
Tshepo Mokoena
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Longreads Or Whatever

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

Get Lost in Kelly Moran's Multi-Dimensional Piano Music

The composer and pianist, now touring in Oneohtrix Point Never's band, has a new album of more free-flowing improvisatory music called 'Ultraviolet.' It feels both personal and infinite.
Sam Goldner

Mahalia Is as Clever and Warm as Her Soul-Inflected Music

We spent an afternoon with the rising Leicester-born artist before her biggest UK date so far, looking back on the year she's had.
Tshepo Mokoena

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

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

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

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

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

Inside the Highly Strange World of Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

How an unlikely punk kid from Scranton began an emotional trap phenomenon called Gothboiclique, now forced to move forward after Lil Peep's passing.
Emma Garland
indie rock

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

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