Alsarah Wrote a Song for the Sudanese Uprising
The Sudan-born Alsarah and the Nubatones singer has done the only thing an artist an ocean away from her people and their struggles can do.
Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It
Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
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.
You Need to Listen to Wilder Maker's 'Zion,' an Americana Scorcher
The New York City band's new album is down home Americana music for the city streets. Stream it now.
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Trip Metal Festival Is One of America's Last Refuges for Real Freaks
The Detroit festival remains one of the most forward thinking festivals in America.
To Iceage, With Love
The Danish group's new album 'Beyondless' is wonderful. Fuck the facts, Iceage are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
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A Massive Festival in Côte d’Ivoire Has Become a Vehicle for Social Action
Drawing crowds in the hundreds of thousands and boundary-pushing artists from all over Africa, the Festival of Urban Music of Anoumabo is still locally focussed – using the proceeds to build schools and hospitals in Côte d’Ivoire.
Hollie Cook's New Album Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart
'Vessel of Love,' due 26 January on Merge, is a collection of abstract, reggae-leaning love songs, born from a period of anxiety and depression.
Do People Who Hate Kanye Have Dreams?
We're all constantly yelling at each other about Radiohead or Lana Del Rey or Whatever Else. Is it even possible to like anything anymore? What the hell is happening to us?
Ian Svenonius, Rock N' Roll Insurrectionist
After decades in incendiary bands like Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up, the DC lifer released his first solo album. He thinks it could really shake things up.
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Thinking About "World Music" (Whatever That Means) at a Moroccan Festival
At Visa For Music in Rabat, Morocco, it's best not to get caught up in phrasing. The music is too good.
Almost 20 Years Later, Coil’s Drone Masterpiece Is Still a Record Out of Time
Drew McDowall revisits ‘Time Machines’ psychotropic qualities ahead of the record’s October 13 reissue on Dais Records.