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.
Physique's Debut Album Is Anarchic Hardcore of Mythic Proportions
In part made up of former members of G.L.O.S.S., the d-beat destroyers set their sights on "inept politicians, land stolen from indigenous peoples, gender struggles, genetic manipulations" on 'Punk Life Is Shit.'
we saw this
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 focused—using the proceeds to build schools and hospitals in Côte d’Ivoire.
Bombino, the World's Best Guitarist™, Shares New Song "Tehigren"
The international star announces a new record called 'Deran' on May 18 via Partisan Records.
stream of the crop
Stream of the Crop: 10 New Albums for Heavy Rotation
New projects from Nadine, No Age, Migos, and Agrimonia make this week's list of essential albums.
Alex Robert Ross
Hollie Cook's New Album Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart
'Vessel of Love,' due January 26 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?