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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.
Zachary Lipez

SRSQ's Floating, Abstract 'Unreality' Mines Grief You Can't Talk About

The first solo album from Them Are Us Too's Kennedy Ashlyn—premiering in full—is an attempt to process the death of her late bandmate, Cash Askew.
Will Schube
Festivals 2018

Hot Damn, Desert Daze 2018 Adds Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, IDLES, and More

Plus daily schedules, new programming, and single day tickets.
Andrea Domanick
New music

Wild Nothing and HOLYCHILD Use 80s Pop to Hide Dark Stories

On Wild Nothing's "Partners in Motion" and HOLYCHILD's "Wishing You Away," the bombast of synths and big choruses obscure menace.
Tshepo Mokoena
New music

Nothing Return with "Zero Day," Confirm New LP 'Dance on the Blacktop'

The band's third LP promises to be darker than their previous two. It's out August 24.
Alex Robert Ross

Draag's "Sorry" Is a Grunge-Gaze Reckoning with Old Demons

The debut single from the rising LA act is a reflection on substance abuse and self-loathing three years in the making.
Andrea Domanick

Launder's Breathy Shoegaze Should Turn Him Into an Indie Star

Listen to John Cudlip's first project as Launder, produced by Day Wave's Jackson Phillips, and featuring DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith and French singer-songwriter Soko.
Alex Robert Ross
Holy Shit

Deafheaven's New Song "Honeycomb" Hits Like a Dang Meteorite of Emotion

The blackgaze titans give us a 12-minute epic in advance of a new album this year, their first since 2015.
Phil Witmer

Electronic Veterans Ladytron Return After Seven Years with a Kickass New Video

The British band just ended a seven-year hiatus with their new music video, “The Animals.”
Eduardo Ribeiro
New music

Beach House's New Video for "Dark Spring" Makes Me Feel Like It's 2011 Again

The dream pop duo's first clip from '7' unintentionally pays homage to the days of aesthetic Tumblrs and witch house.
Phil Witmer

Take a Ride with Mint Field on the First Cut From Their Debut Album

The Tijuana shoegaze duo have made quite a few ripples on the Californian circuit without even releasing an LP—and they're setting their sights on bigger targets.
Raquel Miserachi

Ciel's Debut EP 'Peach004' Is a Nebulous Work in Progress

"I didn't want to sell myself short and not try something because I was afraid."
Corinne Przybyslawski