Remembering Mark Hollis, Pop Music's Quiet Rebel
Before his death this week at the age of 64, the Talk Talk songwriter made a few albums that felt like a secret scripture. Then he left it all behind.
Panda Bear Made an Album to Impress His Kids and It Didn't Work
'Buoys' draws on trap's sonic architecture in order to appeal to young ears. Even if his kids are still embarrassed, it's a stunning pop statement.
The Apocalypse Is Mellow on Shlohmo’s New Track, "The End"
The LA producer's long-awaited new album, also called 'The End,' is out on March 22
40 Years Later, Robert Ashley's 'Private Parts' Is Still a Hilarious Mystery
The composer's recently reissued record is a spoken piece about philosophical abstractions with jokes about jerking off. There's still little else like it.
James Blake Just Made a Gorgeous Album About Being Happy in Love
His overwhelmingly optimistic fourth album ‘Assume Form’ finds the UK singer-producer coming to terms with life after stability.
William Tyler Sees Hope in the Dark Heart of America
The guitarist, now based in Los Angeles, confronts global upheaval with 'Goes West,' a new record of "rural new age" as well as some deep thoughts about what's going on in divided times.
Sun Araw's Misty New Album Shows the Freedom of Improvising With Friends
'Activated Clown,' billed to S. Araw Trio XIII and due out January 11 on NNA Tapes, is colorful, intimate, funny, and free—everything formless music should be.
This Is What Dreams Sound Like
Reissues of the Pennsylvania-based composer Michele Mercure's early electronic works provide an occasion to revisit the visionary electronic music that came to her in her sleep.
This Heavy Bonnie Baxter Mix Tastes Like Dirt and Rocks and Socks
The New York noise-destroyer celebrates a new solo tape with a survey of her like-minded buds in the local freak scene.
Devi McCallion and Katie Dey’s Album Makes the End of the World Sound Fun
'Some New Form of Life' is a funny and fucked record about the end of everything and what comes after. Or something like that.
Rose Droll's New Single Makes a Case for Keeping Pop Weird
"Fat Duck" is the latest track from her forthcoming debut 'Your Dog,' a record that seems intent on pulling sounds from as many worlds as it can.
Julian Lynch's First Single in Five Years Is Peacefully Freaked Out
On January 18, the songwriter will release 'Rat's Spit,' his first album since 2013. Its lead single "Meridian" is billowing, beautiful, and bleak.