New music

With "Harmony Hall" and "2021," Vampire Weekend Are Finally Back

They're the first singles from the long-awaited 'Father of the Bride,' set for an April release.
Alex Robert Ross

Ron Gallo Returns in Garage Rock Glory with "It's All Gonna Be OK"

The Philly born, Nashville-based songwriter will release a new LP called 'Stardust Birthday Party' on October 5 via New West.
Will Schube
Guitar Moves

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis Shows How to Turn a Guitar into a Flamethrower

In this episode of Guitar Moves, Matt Sweeney has the iconic guitar god and songwriter give insights into the "ear bleeding" sound that launched musical genres like grunge and shoegaze.
Noisey Staff
The 2017 Music Issue

God Bless Women Who Sing Candidly About Fucking

There's a new generation of ax-slingers celebrating female sexuality with hot licks and explicit lyrics, and I'm here for it.
Lauren O'Neill

Mick Barr and Colin Marston Get Spooky and Spiritual on 'Hathenter Ouija'

We draw back the veil on the new jazz/drone project from the duo and their bandmates Kevin Hufnagel, Eliane Gazzard, and Brandon Seabrook (with appearances by Yoskiho Ohara and Christian Schiller).
Brad Cohan

More Than 100 Guitar Center Employees Ratify Their First Union Contract

Despite the music retail giant's union-busting efforts, four stores have won raises and healthcare for over 100 workers.
Kim Kelly
Objectively Correct Lists

17 Airtight Arguments for Why Your Band Should Cover “Free Bird”

You won’t just be leaving here tomorrow, you’ll be leaving the audience’s jaws on the floor.
Kyle Kramer
VICE News Tonight on HBO

St. Vincent is the first woman to design her own line of signature guitars for mass market

Mary HK Choi

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis Talks With Chavez About Their First EP in 20 Years

"We didn't really talk about schlongs much. So maybe it was just time to do it now."
Sadie Dupuis
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi

How Elvis Depressedly Captured the American South's Conflicted Identity

The area's social polarity directly influences the duo, setting them apart as one of the most intriguing prospects to emerge from the Bible belt.
Rachel Grace Almeida

Dick Boak is the Soul of Martin Guitars

Forty years into his career at America’s oldest guitar company, the luthier and polymath talks about C.F. Martin & Co’s history and impact on popular culture.
Meghan Roos