Thailand's Forgotten Country-Psychedelic Music Is Having a Global Renaissance
Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.
Mr Cherry: The Buttcracker
Mr Cherry is Japan's leading world record holder, his feats including everything from the quickest crab walk to crushing walnuts with his bum. We followed him in the run up to his biggest record breaking challenge yet.
Longreads Or Whatever
How Independent Artists and Labels Are Getting Squeezed Out by the “Vinyl Revival”
Record sales have risen 900 percent over the last decade. So why is that bad?
Mariah Carey's Butterfly Soda Tastes Like a UTI Prevention Supplement
I would rather drink my own urine than drink Butterfly again.
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue
The Final Frontiers of Private-Issue New Age Music
Music, like most creative endeavors, was primarily seen as a vehicle for self-awareness, meditation, and recovery. New age musicians were looking to have a relationship with something beyond the material world.
Snow in Cairo Is a Winter Nightmare
Egypt is rarely predictable, which is why it wasn't surprising to see snow in the desert this weekend.
Meet Deniro Farrar, VICE Records' Newest Signee
We spoke with the North Carolina MC about militant cults and first kisses.
How To Get People To Listen To Your New Record
So you've decided it's time to take your recordings, slap 'em on vinyl and let the world hear what you're made of. But how can you be sure that anyone will actually listen?
The Only Record Store in Mauritania
Turns out, it rules!
Mostly Syrian records reviewed by mostly Syrian people.
Some make us smile, others make us vomit.
Oh my graciousness, how does Ty Segall put out so many records? Meth?