Shoplifting with Rayland Baxter

From Mac Miller to Leonard Cohen, Rayland Baxter walks us through the inspiration behind his fourth album 'If I Were a Butterfly'Photos by Olivia Cummings After…

US Vinyl Albums of the Year 2022

Our 2022 list is a reflection of the past 12 months in music, focusing on those releases available on the vinyl format, informed by the discerning…

US Books of the Year 2022

During a year of bumpy restarts, where our feet feel a bit closer to the ground and our heads starting to look skyward, the stories we…

5 Essentials: Queens of the Stone Age

If there’s a rock band whose sound has become synonymous with the iconography of American desert, it is Queens of the Stone Age. Since emerging…

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Label Focus: Sacred Bones

"I think that we look for artists who like to bend the sound within their genre. It’s hard to really pinpoint exactly what it is…

On The Rise: Pearla

The indie folk of Brooklyn’s Nicole Rodriguez recalls the feeling of an elongated embrace. Staying close with someone and the lingering warmth that’s traded…

In Profile: The Get Up Kids

"In the mid-90s, emo was still strictly adherent to its hardcore roots. The idea of any punk band flirting with a hook let alone accessibility was…

On The Rise: Dazy

Dazy has come to put an end to bedroom pop’s era of chill vibes. The Richmond project has been prolifically releasing tracks across the past…

Your Guide to indieplaza 2022

We are so excited to debut our free festival indieplaza, co-presented by Rockefeller Center, in New York City. The weather is promising to be wonderful on…

On The Rise: Jockstrap

Jockstrap are agents of chaos. Comprised of Taylor Skye and Georgia Ellery (of Black Country, New Road), the London duo function as mad scientists — stitching together…

On The Rise: Carrtoons

After opening for the likes of Thundercat and Nick Hakim, Ben Carr grew from a New York mainstay into one of the most sought after producers…

5 Life Lessons From Interpol's 'Turn On The Bright Lights' Lyrics

Leading a resurgence of New York rock music, Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights, which celebrates its 20th year today, is a miracle of an…

On The Rise: Divino Niño

The immediacy of Chicago quintet Divino Niño is apparent from the get go. They’re a band that recognizes that a verse can be as much…

On The Rise: Marci

Stepping away from her day job as the TOPS keyboardist, Marta Cikojevic departs from soft-rock in favor of silky smooth pop songs. On her solo debut…