Rank Your Records

Ben Nichols Ranks Lucero’s Eight Albums

Ahead of the release of the Memphis band's new album, 'Among the Ghosts,' the frontman looked back on a 20-year career full of songs about women, work, and bad tattoos.
Dan Ozzi

How the Destruction of Appalachia Inspired Its Black Metal Scene

Stream the new LP from Pittsburgh's Slaves BC, and explore how Appalachian black metal artists find inspiration from beauty and destruction.
Mason Adams

Clyde Stubblefield, Most Sampled Drummer in Hip-Hop, Dead at 73

"The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us," Questlove wrote in tribute.
Alex Robert Ross
Holy Shit

Listen to “Funeral Pyre,” an Inevitably Gorgeous New Song from Julien Baker

The Memphis singer-songwriter has signed to Matador Records and will tour in the spring.
Alex Robert Ross
New music

Isaiah Rashad Announces His Debut Studio LP, ‘The Suns Tirade,’ and Drops New Track “Park” to Celebrate.

The follow-up to 2014’s 'Cilvia Demo' is out September 2.
Alex Robert Ross
we saw this

Get to Know Big Ears, America's Most Distinct and Defiant Music Festival

With acts such as Kamasi Washington, Sun O))), and Philip Glass, the annual gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee epitomizes what a music festival should be: alternative, vibrant, and welcoming.
Grayson Currin
festivals 2016

TSR Airlines: DJ Dan Mancini on Scorpions in Bed and Puking Lobster Butter

Ahead of their performance at Auckland City Limits and the NOISEY official after party, the LA-based Kiwi duo have made us a wild mix that includes Elton John, Grace Jones covering Joy Division and Nigerian disco.
Frances Morton

Chattanooga Gospel: TUT's Corner Stories Are Bringing a New Spirit to Hip-Hop

Meet the Tennessee rapper behind this year's thrilling mixtape 'Preacher's Son' and watch a video for his new song, "Throwed."
Kyle Kramer