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…

On The Rise: Skullcrusher

The most deceptively docile named act this side of Death Cab for Cutie, Upstate New York’s Skullcrusher’s music is as gorgeous as it is…

On The Rise: PVA

An electronic band that sounds closer to mutant disco with no wave guitar dissonance, PVA has quickly established themselves one of London’s most exciting acts.…

On The Rise: JayWood

Hailing from Manitoba, Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Haywood-Smith has found his niche. The indie pop of JayWood’s roots are warped with psychedelic dance rhythms.…

Albums of The Year So Far 2022

Halfway through 2022 and there’s been an abundance of great music. Already we’ve seen indie rock breakthroughs, hip-hop masterpieces, and legacy-affirming statement records from…

Rough Trade x Hello Merch

We're thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with independent merchandisers Hello Merch to bring exclusive clothing and accessories to our New York store, and…

What Your Favorite Artist is Bringing to the 4th of July Picnic

The tradition of the Fourth of July picnic, there’s nothing like it. To gather your loved ones in a park, backyard, the beach, wherever you…

On The Rise: NNAMDÏ

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, better known as NNAMDÏ, has carefully crafted a unique blend of mathy pop music. A free-flowing genre-hopper with a voracious appetite for guitar riffs…

In Profile: 10 Essential R.E.M. Songs

“God, they're the greatest. They've dealt with their success like saints, and they keep delivering great music.” - Kurt Cobain to Rolling Stone (1994) Words by…

On The Rise: Wu-Lu

The noises of Miles Romans-Hopcraft, better known as Wu-Lu, are calibrated to hit with maximum impact. His new album Loggerhead is filled with pummeling syncopated jazz…

Record Store Day 2022

After a fantastic Drop 1 in April, Record Store Day is back on June 18th with Drop 2!Browse the list of titles below and make…

Preview: My Life In the Sunshine

With his new memoir, My Life In the Sunshine, Nabil Ayers looks backwards with clear eyes and brilliance as he recounts his bi-racial upbringing in Salt…

On The Rise: Horsegirl

Horsegirl loves to make noise. Rising out of the boisterous Chicago scene, the teenaged trio established themselves as one of the Windy City’s brightest, drawing…

In Profile: Culture's Two Sevens Clash

Forty-five years since its initial release, time has been nothing but kind to Culture’s groundbreaking debut. Two Sevens Clash is one of roots reggae’s…

Rough Trade Staffers Moms Favorite Records

From the records we inherit from their collection, to the songs we play out of rebellion, our parents leave an indelible mark on how we interact…