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Tell Depression to Fuck Off with Lonely Parade’s “I’m So Tired”

The post-punk trio’s first single with Buzz Records tackles mental health with dark humour and melodic, contagious math-rock energy.
Jill Krajewski
4.10.18
Premieres

K-Rec Would Like "Your Thoughts" on His Head-Spinning Hip-Hop

Listen to the Vancouverite's gorgeous new EP of glitchy, Japan-inspired soul.
Phil Witmer
8.22.17
Premiere

Bad Channels Conjure an 80s Prom In a Garage on “Exo”

Like a scene from a John Hughes movie, but with more eyeliner and grimacing.
Jill Krajewski
5.18.17
Interviews

A Conversation with Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum on His Devastating New Album

Following the death of his wife and co-creator Geneviève, Elverum discusses raising their child, the terrifying political future, and 'A Crow Looked at Me.'
Grayson Haver Currin
3.24.17
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Lo-fi Electronic Duo Blanking Digs Up Analog Riches on Debut EP 'Spirit Minerals'

Hear the Craigslist success story's four-track release for Toronto's Daps Records.
Corinne Przybyslawski
12.15.16
Premieres

If You Listen to Any New Music Today, Let it Be Calvin Johnson’s Album

The K Records founder and DIY indie master has made an album under his pseudonym Selector Dub Narcotic, and we're premiering it here.
Noisey Staff
9.8.16
Holy Shit

Mac DeMarco, Imitating Mac DeMarco, Releases Mac DeMarco Demo “Rollin Like a Dummy”

Today, Mac released a tape-recorded demo on Reddit after he claimed to have had penis enlargement surgery. He signed the post off as Jar Jar Binks.
Alex Robert Ross
4.15.16
Interviews

The Magic of Frankie Cosmos: Too Young to Decide and Trying Everything

The prolific 22-year-old returns with an LP that wrestles with time, relationships, and emotion. It is, however, her happiest record to date and even David Blaine is a fan.
Emilee Lindner
4.8.16
Interviews

So Far Removed: How Fog Lake Brought Lo-Fi to Newfoundland

Aaron Powell explains "downer pop" and how being alone in your own lane can be a good thing.
Luke Cummins
11.25.15
This Modern Love

This Modern Love: Happyness

The London trio fill out our Ok Cupid-cribbed questionnaire and talk boogers and monsters and much more.
Ethan Jacobs
9.1.15
imprints

Imprints: Spring Theory

"I want to take Spring Theory to the point where I can sell tote bags. Then I'll retire."
Julia Martineau
8.19.15
chiptune

We Talked to IAYD About Making Chiptune With Your Old, Unused Game Boys

That tiny piece of hardware does so much more than play Kirby's Dream Land.
Jibril Yassin
7.29.15
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