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blind spots

Kevin Morby Listens to Jeff Buckley: ‘Like Watching LeBron Play Basketball’

The Kansas City songwriter tackles religion on his new album ‘Oh My God’ but has never heard ‘Grace,’ the 1994 classic that’s full of spiritual gravitas.
Josh Terry
7.2.19
Premieres

Trey Gruber’s Devastating Songs Live On in a Great Posthumous Compilation

The late Chicago songwriter’s recordings will debut on the expansive double LP ‘Herculean House of Cards.’
Josh Terry
6.24.19
blind spots

David Bazan Listens to Joni Mitchell's 'Blue': 'Oh My God'

The Pedro the Lion frontman finally confronts one of the most emotionally resonant albums ever for the first time.
Josh Terry
5.30.19
music premieres

Spencer Radcliffe and Everyone Else Chuckle at the Void on Their New Album

'Hot Spring,' the pastoral and gorgeous new LP from the Chicago songwriter and his band, explores the absurdity of mundane life.
Josh Terry
5.16.19
Premieres

Christelle Bofale's Watery Rock Songs Are What Forever Sounds Like

The Austin-based songwriter draws on the Congolese music she heard growing up to make boundless, flowing songs on ‘Swim Team.’
Colin Joyce
5.15.19
Premieres

Chicago's Dehd Made an Optimistic Album Out of a Messy Breakup

We're streaming Dehd's electric debut, 'Water,' ahead of its release.
Josh Terry
5.7.19
First Dates

A Pensive Trip to the Museum with Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker

As the Brooklyn band release their third album 'U.F.O.F.', I took Lenker to a slightly creepy childhood museum to talk tours, John Prine, and the intangible.
Lauren O'Neill
5.1.19
Premieres

Emily Reo's New Single "Balloon" Is Her Most Vibrant Pop Song Yet

Her new LP 'Only You Can See It' is the result of a decade making these wonderful, sleepwalking pop songs; it's colorful, buoyant, and unpredictable.
Colin Joyce
4.1.19
Essays

Forth Wanderers' Ava Trilling on Touring with Panic Disorder

"Every time I would tell people about the tour I was told how great an opportunity it was. This was encouraging, but I couldn’t help but feel guilty—this great opportunity only brought me dread."
Ava Trilling
3.11.19
Essays

How Alison Mosshart's Onstage Prowl Changed Music

Eleven years after the release of The Kills' 'Midnight Boom,' Mosshart's ferocious fearlessness is something that indie rock still desperately needs.
Sarah MacDonald
3.6.19
Music

Whoa, The National Are Back Already

A new album called 'I Am Easy to Find' and a short film are out May 17. The band also shared a single and a trailer for the Mike Mills-directed visual that stars Alicia Vikander.
Josh Terry
3.5.19
Noisey News

Mac Demarco’s New Album ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’ Was Not Inspired By Mitski

The LA-based songwriter’s lead single is also called “Nobody” but apparently he has yet to listen to her 2018 acclaimed album ‘Be The Cowboy.’
Josh Terry
3.5.19
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