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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
4.25.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Alt-Rock in Fraught Times

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Lee Ranaldo's 'Electric Trim,' Pere Ubu's '20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo,' plus new records from Howe Gelb, Thurston Moore, and Filthy Friends.
Robert Christgau
11.10.17
TV Week

With 'Homerpalooza,' 'The Simpsons' Made Being Too Old to Rock Cool

A history of one of the most star-studded episodes of 'The Simpsons.'
Alex Robert Ross
Dan Ozzi
10.16.17
Interviews

The One-Man Oral History of New York Rock

Jim Sclavunos—of Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, Sonic Youth, and the goddamn Bad Seeds—weighs in on everything from CBGBs to Kanye West.
Zachary Lipez
6.22.17
Interviews

Thurston Moore’s 'Rock N Roll Consciousness' in the Age of Trump

The Sonic Youth guitarist’s new record is a light in dark days.
Keagon Voyce
6.17.17
Noisey News

Thurston Moore Calls for “Free Love” and the End of Guns on New Single “Cease Fire”

“Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.”
Alex Robert Ross
3.1.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Iggy Pop Tell Thurston Moore Stooges Stories and Jam Some Chuck Berry in New Short Film

Rough Trade's ‘I’ve Nothing But My Name’ was shot at Iggy's house in Miami.
Alex Robert Ross
12.27.16
New music

Meet Twilight and the Baptist from Russian Hate Machine Sonic Death

Daub some face paint, grow your hair, build a tolerance for vodka, and get ready to shred with Sonic Death.
Tim Scott
8.17.16
Interviews

Thurston Moore Is the Patron Saint of Music Nerds

We spoke with the Sonic Youth founder about Norwegian black metal, Henry Rollins' tape collection, and Bernie Sanders.
Kim Kelly
8.10.16
The Greatest Things Of All Time

We Reimagined the Logos of Your Favorite Bands

More than ever, success in the music biz requires a savvy sense of branding, so we tweaked some band logos to be more suited for the era at hand.
Kyle Kramer
8.2.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Stream Kino Kimino's Excellent LP 'Bait Is for Sissies'

Kim Talon teams up with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley to create an album full of angst and awesome.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.26.16
Interviews

Glenn Branca's Really Experimental Music: Why the Composer Is Still Punk After All These Years

If art music and rock music sat at either end of a scale, Glenn Branca would be standing on the fulcrum, smashing each side with as many guitars as possible.
Keagon Voyce
5.16.16
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